Configuration du CSW

Afin de configurer le serveur CSW vous devez être connecté en tant qu’administrateur. Ouvrir la section « Paramètres » de la page d’administration et sélectionner « Configuration du serveur CSW ».

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The CSW service provides a description of itself, the human who administers it, and other information through a GetCapabilities request (eg. http://localhost:8080/geonetwork/srv/en/csw?request=GetCapabilities&service=CSW&version=2.0.2). This form allows you to configure the CSW server and fill out some of the properties returned in response to a GetCapabilities request.

Configuration options:

  • CSW Enabled: By default CSW endpoint is enabled, but it can be disabled.

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    The Open Geospatial Catalogue Service for the Web (OGC-CSW) service, is a self-describing service that allows query, update and insertion of metadata records.

  • Record to use for GetCapabilities: The capabilities document is created using the record selected here.

  • Métadonnées insérées sont publiques: Par défaut, les métadonnées insérées via le moissonnage d’un serveur CSW ou via l’opération transactionnelle du standard CSW ne sont pas publiques. Un utilisateur disposant des droits d’accès approprié peut réaliser cette action après le moissonnage d’un serveur CSW ou après l’opération transactionnelle du standard CSW, mais cette action est peu pratique. Si cette option est cochée, toutes les métadonnées insérées via ces deux mécanismes seront publiques.

  • Create element if it does not exist when using XPath in CSW transaction.: If not checked, only existing elements can be updated.

Service Metadata Record

In order to create a custom capabilities, it is recommended to create a dedicated service metadata record (using ISO19115-3 or ISO19139 standards). This record is used to build the capabilities document using the template source file web/src/main/webapp/xml/csw/capabilities.xml.

When creating such record, the following information will be used to create the capabilities:

  • title

  • abstract

  • keywords

  • fees (from Distribution > ordering instructions field)

  • Access constraints (from Access constraints > Other constraints field)

  • Contact (from Identification > First point of contact)

The service record MUST be public.

If an error occurred while building the capabilities document from the service record, a WARNING is reported using a comment and the default capabilities is used:

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CSW Configuration for INSPIRE

If your catalogue also focus on INSPIRE (see Configuring for the INSPIRE Directive), it may be relevant to also populate the following to properly configure your discovery service:

  • metadata language (+ additional languages if any) (use for SupportedLanguages, DefaultLanguage)

  • INSPIRE themes

  • temporal coverage

  • metadata contact

  • metadata conformity regarding Commission regulation 1089/2010

With this information the CSW can be validated using the INSPIRE validator.