GeoNetwork opensource Report 2007

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GeoNetwork opensource

  • Period covered by report: Jan-Dec 2007
  • Contact name: Jeroen Ticheler and Francois Prunayre

Key Accomplishments

We made progress on incubation during the year 2007 and the following release of GeoNetwork opensource was made available in 2007:

  • GeoNetwork opensource 2.1 (September 2007)
    • New user interface based on Ajax and including Intermap as a web map client
    • New harvesting mechanism (supporting WebDav, OAI-PMH, Z39.50, CSW)
    • Support for opensearch client
    • Bug fixes from 2.0


  • Lab at FOSS4G2007 (September 2007)
  • GeoNetwork opensource workshop in Roma/FAO (November 2007)
    • User workshop
    • Define principles to pass the OSGeo Incubation process
    • PSC election

GeoNetwork opensource community website and trac moved to OSGeo infrastructure

Many, many new participants:

  • 200+ subscribers to developers list
  • 300+ subscribers to users list

Outlook for 2008

  • OSGeo Incubation process
  • Improve documentation (migration to DocBook)
  • Create synergies with other SDI components (e.g. GeoServer, Talend Spatial Data Integrator, ArcCatalog)
  • Improve modularity and work on new user interface to be embedded in existing website