The GeoNetwork Opensource project has been an OSGeo project since a decade. It is a catalog application facilitating discovery of resources within any local, regional, national or global SDI. Users can register their spatial datasets, services, maps, sensors in a central catalog. Others can query the catalog to find resources via the website or directly from a GIS application, like GeoNode or QGIS. The catalog records can also be ingested by other catalogs and search engines to facilitate wider discovery.
In this presentation the core developers introduce you to recent developments in the community. GeoNetwork adopted a twice-a-year lifecycle, so we’ve released the 3.6 and 3.8 version which had some interesting new features like metadata workflow, history, INSPIRE metadata guidelines 2.0, DOI, user searches, json and json-ld encodings, inline validation, WFS 2 and 19115-3:2018. Currently we’re in a major refactor to migrate the catalog to use ElasticSearch as a base search index for the 4.0 version.