QGIS MetaSearch CSW client update

It’s great to see QGIS rising to fame in terms of a great desktop GIS tool.  Part of what makes QGIS so great is the vast ecosystem of plugins.  And Python support makes it easy to write plugins fast, especially atop existing libraries.

CSW client support in QGIS has been via the excellent CSWClient plugin.  The MetaSearch project forks CSWClient and will make the following initial improvements:

  • QGIS 2.0 support
  • added Catalogue types in addition to CSW (JSON APIs, OpenSearch, etc.)
  • XML highlighting
  • documentation using Sphinx
  • i18n/continuous localization for both UI and docs, using Transifex
  • code maintenance (easy to deploy for developers, automated build, packaging and dependency management)

I have started some of the work at https://github.com/geopython/MetaSearch, but help is certainly welcome.  If you’re interested in getting core CSW support in QGIS, please get in touch (twitter, or the #geopython IRC channel).

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Modified: 22 January 2014 21:51:14 EST