I have inherited a GeoServer installation publishes ~13,000 - 18,000 WMS layers in a dozen or so datastores on a 12 hour schedule. Other than what's in the GetCapabilities document, there is currently no metadata.
There is plenty of data scattered about, most of it is already in a format that is pretty machine readable, so the thought was to automatically create matching metadata for each layer published.
The question is: is GeoNetwork an effective platform for automating the storage & update of all this metadata, or should I:
- write fgdc / iso xml files to the file system
- do something else