OGC Catalog Services – Web

According to OGC specification, catalog services support the ability to publish and search:

  • Collections of metadata (representing resource characteristics)
  • Catalog services (required to support the discovery and binding to registered information resources)
  • Other related information objects

CSW Requests:

  • GetCapabilities: Allows CS-W clients to retrieve service metadata from a server
  • DescribeRecord:  Allows a client to discover all data model supported by the catalogue service
  • GetRecordById: Retrieves the default representation of catalogue records using their identifier.
  • GetRecords:  Allows record filtering using a single filter element that can contain a potentially complex filter expression