OGC Catalogue Standard (CSW)

Item Description
Current Status Broadly implemented in commercial and open source software tools
Version Number 3.0
Key Contacts OGC
Implementing Agencies
Documentation http://www.opengeospatial.org/standards/cat
Founding/Sponsoring Organizations Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC)


The OGC developed the Catalogue Service specifically to support open geospatial data portals and repositories. While originally limited to geospatial data, it has since been used more broadly for non-spatial data and is implemented in several software tools.


It is possible that CSW will be displayed by the Project Open Data Metadata Schema in coming years.

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