Partner models

Do you have metadata describing geodata or do you want to create some? Do not hesitate becoming a geocat.ch partner!

The following schema describes the different partnerships. Each partner can choose the type depending on his needs and requirements.

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Direct partner

Direct partners can create and manage metadata directly in the geocat.ch application via Internet. They get a personal group in the database so their metadata will remain separate. In this case, the partner can manage and configure his group with the following possibilities:

  • create and configure user accounts
  • create one or more personal templates
  • generate templates with predefined content
  • import and export data files
  • generate reusable objects
  • select the metadata sets to be published

 

Harvesting partner (S3)

These partners can upload metadata files on a S3 Server. The import format (XML) is defined according to the GM03 standard. The discovery service of geocat.ch harvests the data and grants a read-only access via the catalogue search.

 

Harvesting Partner (external DB)

These Partners keep their metadata in their own environment. They open their geodata catalogue for the search-service of geocat.ch. This catalogue must be able to understand a request sent by geocat.ch (CSW 2.0.2), transform it into an internal search language and respond. The catalogue from can also implement a model which differs from the GM03 standard.  

Further Information

In particular:

- OpenGIS Catalogue Service Implementation Specification

- Revision Notes for Corrigendum for OpenGIS 07-006: Catalogue Services, Version 2.0.2 (1.0)

- OpenGIS Catalogue Services Specification 2.0.2 - ISO Metadata Application Profile (1.0.0)

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