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Bob Nutsch
Hello,

I'm working with GeoNetwork 2.1 beta 4 and have a number of usage issues I'm hoping someone can help me with.  

1) how do I create the logo icon for each of the metadata records?  All that I see is the default blue icon. We will have multiple data providers for the metadata records.  I would like to have a unique logo icon for their metadata records.

2) how do I create the extents image for each a metadata record?  I've successfully imported both a 'large' and a 'small' thumbnail which appear when viewing the metadata records, but there is nothing for the extent image.

3) I can run Intermap when using a geographic search, but I cannot run Intermap from the main page (please see my previous post).  I get a 404 error.

4) After I've added and then deleted metadata records, is there a way to compress the database from within GeoNetwork or do I use database utilities for that operation?

5) How do I customize the default extents and data displayed in Intermap as used in the geographic search?

6) I know that I can export metadata records into a .mef format.  Is there a way to export GeoNetwork metadata records into XML and/or ASCII that is readable by other systems?

I've reviewed the documentation both on the web site and what comes with the installed software but haven't found anything yet to help me on the above.  

Any help greatly appreciated.

Thank you very much.  

Best regards, Bob
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Re: GeoNetwork usage issues - help requested

Andrea Carboni-2
Hi Bob,

I will try to answer your questions:

> Hello,
>
> I'm working with GeoNetwork 2.1 beta 4 and have a number of usage issues I'm
> hoping someone can help me with.  
>
> 1) how do I create the logo icon for each of the metadata records?  All that
> I see is the default blue icon. We will have multiple data providers for the
> metadata records.  I would like to have a unique logo icon for their
> metadata records.

The logo depends on the source (a sort of site id) and this is set by the
harvesting. You cannot set the icon for each metadata but only to the
source they belong to. The harvesting does this automatically but up to
now there is no way to set the icon to imported metadata (for example
using the batch import).

> 2) how do I create the extents image for each a metadata record?  I've
> successfully imported both a 'large' and a 'small' thumbnail which appear
> when viewing the metadata records, but there is nothing for the extent
> image.

I don't know.

> 3) I can run Intermap when using a geographic search, but I cannot run
> Intermap from the main page (please see my previous post).  I get a 404
> error.

Ok.
 
> 4) After I've added and then deleted metadata records, is there a way to
> compress the database from within GeoNetwork or do I use database utilities
> for that operation?

The operation depends on the dbms so you have to use the dedicated tool.

> 5) How do I customize the default extents and data displayed in Intermap as
> used in the geographic search?

I don't know.
 
> 6) I know that I can export metadata records into a .mef format.  Is there a
> way to export GeoNetwork metadata records into XML and/or ASCII that is
> readable by other systems?

Yes. There are 2 xml services:

- xml.search: performs a search and returns metadata in a common format
- xml.metadata.get: retrieve a metadata given its id
 
> I've reviewed the documentation both on the web site and what comes with the
> installed software but haven't found anything yet to help me on the above.  
>
> Any help greatly appreciated.
>
> Thank you very much.  
>
> Best regards, Bob

Cheers,
Andrea


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Re: GeoNetwork usage issues - help requested

Bob Nutsch
Thanks for the info Andrea, please see my comments below.

Andrea Carboni-2 wrote
Hi Bob,

I will try to answer your questions:

> Hello,
>
> I'm working with GeoNetwork 2.1 beta 4 and have a number of usage issues I'm
> hoping someone can help me with.  
>
> 1) how do I create the logo icon for each of the metadata records?  All that
> I see is the default blue icon. We will have multiple data providers for the
> metadata records.  I would like to have a unique logo icon for their
> metadata records.

The logo depends on the source (a sort of site id) and this is set by the
harvesting. You cannot set the icon for each metadata but only to the
source they belong to. The harvesting does this automatically but up to
now there is no way to set the icon to imported metadata (for example
using the batch import).

Bob: this makes sense, though I was hoping that I could set the icon for each record based on the source.  I don't plan to use harvesting (for now).

> 2) how do I create the extents image for each a metadata record?  I've
> successfully imported both a 'large' and a 'small' thumbnail which appear
> when viewing the metadata records, but there is nothing for the extent
> image.

I don't know.

Bob:  Is there some doco / tutorial that might explain this?

> 3) I can run Intermap when using a geographic search, but I cannot run
> Intermap from the main page (please see my previous post).  I get a 404
> error.

Ok.

Bob:  Is this an issue with the current beta?
 
> 4) After I've added and then deleted metadata records, is there a way to
> compress the database from within GeoNetwork or do I use database utilities
> for that operation?

The operation depends on the dbms so you have to use the dedicated tool.

Bob:  sounds like I will have to use the dbms' utilities, nothing in GN.

> 5) How do I customize the default extents and data displayed in Intermap as
> used in the geographic search?

I don't know.

Bob:  Is there some doco / tutorial that might explain this?
 
> 6) I know that I can export metadata records into a .mef format.  Is there a
> way to export GeoNetwork metadata records into XML and/or ASCII that is
> readable by other systems?

Yes. There are 2 xml services:

- xml.search: performs a search and returns metadata in a common format
- xml.metadata.get: retrieve a metadata given its id

Bob:  not sure how I use these services, I'll dig into it a bit.   If you have some doco on this that would be great.
 

Regards, Bob


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