OGC Catalogue Standard (CSW)
|Current Status||Broadly implemented in commercial and open source software tools|
|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.
- OGC Catalogue Standard: http://www.opengeospatial.org/standards/cat
- OGC Catalogue Standard Downloads page: http://www.opengeospatial.org/standards/cat#downloads