Data Discovery evangelist and long term OSGeo supporter at Astun Technology. @archaeogeek on the internet.
Everyone knows metadata is A Good Idea and Very Important, even more so given the current focus on data sharing. Unfortunately it's also time-consuming, hard work, and a bit boring. Assuming you've even kept tags on all of your data sources, manual metadata creation also doesn't work well at scale.
Out of date, inaccurate, or incomplete metadata can lead to bad decision-making with real-world consequences. Conversely, good metadata can help make your data far more discoverable on the web.
What if you could automatically keep track of all your geospatial data, create fully valid, high-quality metadata records, including the fluffy stuff such as abstracts and keywords, and keep it up to date?
We'll present some of our efforts and experiences with improving SEO in the standard GeoNetwork software, and share some hints on how an administrator or data steward can optimize and monitor SEO via configuration.
Report about the state of the project; events, releases, roadmap. OGC API, scalability and UI update are the current topics.