GeoCat Bridge: Publishing for Search and Discovery

Apr 20, 2020

GeoCat Bridge extends QGIS to not only make publishing web maps easy, but also publishing for search and discovery. GeoCat Bridge publishes metadata to GeoNetwork so people can find your web maps and, more importantly, understand them.

In this video, David shows GeoCat Bridge doing full publication: data and styling to GeoServer, and metadata for search and discovery to GeoNetwork. This is done with just a few clicks inside QGIS.

Advantages of Bridge

GeoCat Bridge makes this very quick and easy by doing extra work for you:

  • Publishes a metadata record to GeoNetwork for search and discovery.
  • Creates a thumbnail map to show your dataset.
  • Allows you to load existing metadata into QGIS for publication.
    • QGIS does not natively support loading metadata, GeoCat Bridge adds this functionality to prevent duplicate data entry.
  • Links your GeoNetwork metadata record to the underlying GeoServer data/map.
    • GeoServer users have access to the data’s context and detailed description.
  • Links the published GeoServer layers to the published GeoNetwork metadata record.
    • Enables a web mapping interface for your map inside GeoNetwork.
    • Users can access (view/download) your data from the Metadata record.

Making your data discoverable has never been so easy; use GeoCat Bridge for QGIS to publish to GeoNetwork. GeoCat Bridge offers a powerful one-click publishing solution.

Spatial Data Infrastructure as a Service

In his video, David used GeoCat Live. This is a hosted solution that makes GeoServer and GeoNetwork hosting trivial – a complete Spatial Data Infrastructure (SDI). Check out our plans and get in touch.


Is this a great solution for your organisation or company? Order GeoCat Bridge now. Or contact Jose García,

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