A catalog to manage spatially referenced resources.

It provides powerful metadata editing and search functions as well as an interactive web map viewer.

It is currently used in numerous Spatial Data Infrastructure initiatives across the world.

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GeoNetwork provides an easy to use web interface to search geospatial data across multiple catalogs. The search provides full-text search as well as faceted search on keywords, resource types, organizations, scale, … Users can easily refine the search and quickly gets to the records of interests.

GeoSpatial layers, but also services, maps or even non geographic datasets can be described in the catalog. Easily navigate accross records and find sources or services publishing a dataset.

Make your maps

The interactive map viewer based on OpenLayers 3 provides access to OGC services (WMS, WMTS) and standards (KML, OWS). Connected to the catalog, users can easily find new services, layers and even dynamic maps to combine them together. User maps can be annotated and printed and shared with others.

Publish & describe resources

Describe information using the online metadata editing tools. The metadata editor support ISO19115/119/110 standards used for spatial resources and also Dublin Core format usually used for opendata portal.

Based on user profiles (eg. reviewer, editor), a dashboard provides easy access to their informations and tasks. Online editing of metadata is based on a powerful template system and directories of information (eg. contacts, thesaurus).

The editor provides uploading of data, graphics, documents, pdf files and any other content type. It supports among other:

  • multilingual metadata editing,
  • validation system,
  • suggestion to improve metadata quality
  • geopublication of layers to publish geodata layers in OGC services (eg. GeoServer)

Core features

  • Metadata Harvesting

    • OGC-CSW 2.0.2 ISO Profile
    • OAI-PMH
    • Z39.50 protocols
    • Thredds
    • Webdav
    • Web Accessible Folders
    • ESRI GeoPortal
    • GeoNetwork
  • Metadata Editor

    • Uploading of data
    • Multilingual metadata editing
    • Validation system
    • Suggestion to improve metadata quality
    • geopublication of layers in OGC services
  • Endpoints

    • OGC CSW
    • OGC API Records
    • OAI-PMH
    • OpenSearch Z39.50
    • DCAT/RDF

Implemented Standards

  • Catalogue Service for the Web (CSW)
  • Data Catalog Vocabulary / Resource Description Framework (DCAT/RDF)
  • Geographic JSON (GeoJSON)
  • Esri's Geoservices REST API (GeoService)
  • Keyhole Markup Language (KML)
  • Open Archives Initiative - Protocol for Metadata Harvesting

  • Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC)
  • OpenStreetMap (OSM)
  • Styled Layer Descriptor (SLD)
  • Web Map Tile Service (TMS)
  • Web Feature Service (WFS)
  • Well-Known Binary (WKB)
  • Well-Known Text (WKT)
  • Wep Map Context (WMC)
  • Web Map Service (WMS)
  • Web Map Tile Service (WMTS)

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