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GeoNetwork Opensource and the Esri Geoportal Server are two open source and free technologies that can be used to build Catalog Services for spatial information, and are both a great start. However, I think both could do with more work on usability. For example, Catalog Services from the Esri Geoportal Server can be accessed from ArcGIS for Desktop to ...


It's CSW. Look here for more information about it than is healthy for one person to read. Funnily enough in the spec, the abbreviations section has: CSW Catalogue Service-Web So I can see where the hyphenated version comes from, but I've not noticed it in any official documentation.


You can also see a list of CSW (using pycsw) server deployments at https://github.com/geopython/pycsw/wiki/Live-Deployments


The best search engine for WMS and other OGC web services I found so far is http://spatineo.com. It works like a google search for geospatial web services. The main advantage of spatineo.com is that it shows info about the service status (this is very important information because many WMS servers are down and the WMS URLs often change). It also provides ...


Just to mention it: Mapmatters.org provides exactly what you want. You can easily search for specific titles or tags and it has a nice preview function.


If you're thinking of something like a Google for GIS web services then you might want to check out OWS Search Engine. OWS Search Engine looks for web sevices implementing OGC specifications such as WMS, WMTS, WFS, WCS, WPS, SOS, SAS, SPS and CSW. Additional information about these standards are available on the OGC web site. If you really want a ...


bluenet http://imosmest.aodn.org.au/geonetwork/srv/en/main.home

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