GeoCat has been involved in many significant projects delivering Spatial Data Infrastructure solutions worldwide based on GeoNetwork opensource software. We provide consultancy services to agencies like the United Nations, CGIAR, Rijkswaterstaat, multiple National Mapping Agencies, Environment Canada and the European Environment Agency (EEA). The following projects are examples of work we do at GeoCat.

Neftex Petroleum Consultants ltd

GeoCat Bridge is a key part of our Neftex Earth Model publishing workflow, enabling us to easily replicate the geological symbols used to style our ArcGIS produced content said Alex Rushfort of Neftex Now we can deliver Web Map Services to our international oil industry clients through GeoServer, retaining the familiar appearance of our desktop GIS data products.

Flemish Geographical Information Agency – AGIV

GeoCat has developed the metadata catalogue portal for the Flemish Geographical Information Agency (AGIV) in a consortium with GIM.

Several improvements and new functions have been added to the GeoNetwork opensource based catalog to further refine support for INSPIRE, improve the metadata publishing workflow and support horizontal scaling of multiple catalog instances.

German Federal Agency for Cartography and Geodesy – BKG

GeoCat is contracted by the German Federal Agency for Cartography and Geodesy, BKG, to implement several enhancements to GeoNetwork opensource for the German INSPIRE Spatial Data Infrastructure GDI.

One of the goals is to create a module for metadata content analysis to will allow metadata editors to determine the quality of the metadata in order to improve it.

Environment Canada

GeoCat is contracted by Environment Canada to implement a metadata catalogue based on GeoNetwork opensource. A main goal for the metadata catalogue is to be compliant with web accessible rules.

In the context of the project many other features have been implemented. For example the support for the SensorML metadata profile, an enhanced workflow module that offers several levels of verification and approval before a metadata is published, enhanced filters with facets for the metadata search results, et cetera.

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Ontario, Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry

GeoCat has implemented the metadata catalogue based on GeoNetwork opensource for the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources.

The metadata catalogue contains new features like the integration of data files uploaded as online resources with an FME Server, a reporting module and a module to allow massive updates of metadata content.

SwissTopo geocat.ch

GeoCat has contributed to the development of the SwissTopo geographic catalogue. geocat.ch is the metadata catalogue for Switzerland’s geodata. Federal, cantonal and municipal offices as well as private firms use geocat.ch to publish metadata for their own geodata.

GeoCat worked in a consortium with CamptoCamp (Swiss) and BRGM (France) on the implementation. GeoCat focussed on the support of complex metadata editing, including functionality to prevent public access to sensitive metadata fragments within the metadata, a custom Swiss catalogue interface, upgrade to a JS Widgets based user interface and general technical support to the project.

The geocat.ch portal can be found at http://www.geocat.ch

Nordic Open Source Initiative Network

GeoCat is contracted by a consortium of the cadastre agencies of Norway, Sweden, Finland, Denmark and Scotland to develop the core of their respective National geo-registries. GeoCat works on ensuring the compliance of the software with the INSPIRE directive for metadata. The security layer and web mapping interface are further developed as part of this project which is running since the start of 2010.

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ESA ERGO project

GeoCat has implemented the ebRIM registry interface with the basic and ISO extension packages for the European Space Agency project ERGO. The project fits within the broader Heterogeneous Mission Accessibility Test bed (HMA-T) that works towards harmonized access to all earth observation data collected by the ESA member states at the distributed ground segments. The registry is implemented as a component of the GeoNetwork open source project and transparently publishes metadata published in GeoNetwork through the registry. The ebRIM software source code can be found here

Rijkswaterstaat

GeoCat Bridge is the long awaited product that promises to fill the gap between our open – and closed source hybrid geospatial frameworks said Thijs van Menen from Rijkswaterstaat (The Netherlands) Specific knowledge on how to make services is no longer needed. Finally we can fulfill the needs of our staff by providing them with a tool to make services by themselves in an easy way

Boundless

We are very excited to offer the GeoCat Bridge plugin to users of the OpenGeo Suite said Chris Holmes, GeoServer founder and former OpenGeo President. This will greatly improve workflows for our users of Esri desktop software, and make it much simpler for everyone to put their maps onto the web.

ps. OpenGeo is now Boundless.

Nieuwland

The combination of ArcGIS Desktop and publishing data to an open source server platform in accordance with INSPIRE regulations is exactly what our customers need said Sjaak Dieleman of Nieuwland Geo-Informatie.

GeoCat BridgeIt is one of the main reasons why we were asked to build the INSPIRE services for all 25 Regional Water Authorities and for the Department of Cultural Heritage (RCE) in The Netherlands.