QGIS MetaSearch: lowering the barrier to geospatial data discovery in the desktop
2021-09-30, 09:00–09:30, Salta

Metasearch is a dataset search plugin for QGIS. It was originally created by NextGIS and later adopted by the geopython community. We’ve recently worked on some improvements in Metasearch. You can now also query an OGC API Records endpoint from within QGIS. From that work we were able to advance the OGC API Records implementation in pygeoapi and GeoNetwork and share some valuable feedback to the OGC community about the emerging standard. Catch up on the latest ogcapi-records research and development and the choices being made to support data connectivity and automation.


Metasearch is a dataset search plugin for QGIS. It was originally created by NextGIS and later adopted by the geopython community. We’ve recently worked on some improvements in Metasearch. You can now also query an OGC API Records endpoint from within QGIS. From that work we were able to advance the OGC API Records implementation in pygeoapi and GeoNetwork and share some valuable feedback to the OGC community about the emerging standard. Catch up on the latest ogcapi-records research and development and the choices being made to support data connectivity and automation.

Read more at:
- https://plugins.qgis.org/plugins/MetaSearch
- https://ogcapi.ogc.org
- https://pygeoapi.io
- https://github.com/geonetwork/geonetwork-microservices


Authors and Affiliations

Tom Kralidis (OSGeo, tomkralidis@gmail.com)
Paul van Genuchten (GeoCat BV, the Netherlands)

Track

Use cases & applications

Topic

Data collection, data sharing, data science, open data, big data, data exploitation platforms

Level

1 - Principiants. No required specific knowledge is needed.

Language of the Presentation

English

Tom Kralidis is with the Meteorological Service of Canada and longtime contributor to FOSS4G. He contributes to numerous projects in the Geopython ecosystem.

Tom is the co-chair of the OGC API - Records Standards Working Group, chair of the WMO Expert Team on Metadata, and serves on the OSGeo Board.

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Software engineer at GeoCat. PSC member at GeoNetwork & pygeoapi. Data discovery, SDI, INSPIRE expert.

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