pycsw 1.8.1 released

19 May 2014 19:50:00 - by Tom Kralidis

The pycsw team announces the release of pycsw 1.8.1.

The 1.8.1 release is a maintenance release, addressing fixes for downstream applications such as CKAN and GeoNode, including:

  • fix nested ogc:Not query handling
  • fix ISO harvester to capture all keyword sets
  • fix limit / offset for django queries
  • fix casting of maxrecords
  • fix date handling for ISO output
  • fix ISO parsing to support gmd:distributorTransferOptions
  • fix graceful handling of invalid bbox
  • fixes to non FTS database searching

The full list of enhancements and bug fixes is available at

pycsw is an OGC CSW server implementation written in Python.

pycsw fully implements the OpenGIS Catalogue Service Implementation Specification (Catalogue Service for the Web). Initial development started in 2010 (more formally announced in 2011). The project is certified OGC Compliant, and is an OGC Reference Implementation.

pycsw allows for the publishing and discovery of geospatial metadata. Existing repositories of geospatial metadata can also be exposed via OGC:CSW 2.0.2, providing a standards-based metadata and catalogue component of spatial data infrastructures.

pycsw is Open Source, released under an MIT license, and runs on all major platforms (Windows, Linux, Mac OS X).

Source and binary downloads

The source code is available at:

Testers and developers are welcome.

The pycsw developer team.