pycsw 1.10 Receives OGC Compliance Certification and Reference Implementation Status

News Date: 
28 Jan 2016

The pycsw development team is happy to announce that pycsw 1.10 is now certified OGC Compliant for OGC CSW 2.0.2, and passes all CITE tests.

In addition, pycsw 1.10 is now an official OGC Reference Implementation. A demonstration instance of the reference implementation is available at

Reference Implementations are an important piece of community compliance tools, said Luis Bermudez, Executive Director Compliance and E-Learning, Open Geospatial Consortium. "They not only support OGC verifying that new releases of the tests are not breaking previous implementations, but also provide practical help to new developers that want to implement the standard. pycsw has been Reference Implementation of CAT 2.0 for over 2 years since version 1.4. OGC appreciates the effort of the OSGeo community to keep pycsw compliant with the current CAT 2.0 test."

Standards are at the core of pycsw; acheiving OGC compliance and reference implementation status is part of the project's ongoing commitment to an open source, standards-based metadata and catalogue component of spatial data infrastructures.

pycsw is an OGC Compliant CSW server implementation written in Python. Please visit for more information.

The pycsw Development Team.