This OGC Catalogue Service for the Web (CSW) provides access to Geoscience Australia's official catalogue of geoscientific and geospatial resources. The Geoscience Australia Product Catalogue contains metadata conforming to the ISO 19115-1 Geographic Information metadata standard, describing resource types including datasets, publications, services, models, software and more. The CSW provides a standards based interface for machines to search and retrieve metadata in the catalogue.
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Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification: Fields of Research
Australian Government Security ClassificationSystem
Classification - unclassified
Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International Licence
Access - license
Use - license
The first implementation of a CSW for GA's product catalogue was around 2011, based on an extract of the then Geocat relational database containing GA's product metadata. The metadata were extracted as ISO 19139 XML documents and imported into an early version of GeoNetwork which provided a CSW 2.0.2 interface.
In 2016, GA's product catalogue was moved out of the Geocat relational database to a solution hosted entirely within the GeoNetwork metadata catalogue application (inclusive of CSW), using the Anzmest fork of GeoNetwork 2.10.x. The metadata were extracted as ISO 19115-3:2016 XML documents and imported into the GeoNetwork metadata catalogue. The new system was named eCat.
In 2018, the eCat system (inclusive of CSW) was upgraded to GeoNetwork 3.2.
WGS 84 (EPSG:4326)
Coupled Resource -
Connect Point - https://ecat.ga.gov.au/geonetwork/srv/eng/csw?request=GetCapabilities&service=CSW