pycsw is an OGC CSW server implementation written in Python and is an official OSGeo Project. pycsw implements clause 10 (HTTP protocol binding - Catalogue Services for the Web, CSW) of the OpenGIS Catalogue Service Implementation Specification, version 3.0.0 and 2.0.2.
pycsw allows for the publishing and discovery of geospatial metadata, providing a standards-based metadata and catalogue component of spatial data infrastructures. The project is certified OGC Compliant, and is an OGC Reference Implementation. The project currently powers numerous high profile activities such as US data.gov/geoplatform.gov, IOOS, NGDS, NOAA, US Department of State, US Department of Interior, geodata.gov.gr and WOUDC.
This session starts with a status report of the pycsw project, followed by an open question/answer session to give a chance to users to interact with members of the pycsw project team. This session will cover how the project PSC operates, what is the current project roadmap, what are the main features of current stable release (2.x) as well as the future direction of the project towards pycsw 3.x that will implement search engine support as well as OGC CSW 4 in support of the emerging OGC API efforts.