Re: [thredds] NcML and the <geospatialCoverage> element

So, to be really concrete, despite this convention of using netcdf
attributes to insert metadata which you just pointed us to, you don't use it
at all, you just scan your netcdf files yourself and generate the TDS XML
directly.

Benno

On Thu, Jan 14, 2010 at 12:14 PM, Roy Mendelssohn
<Roy.Mendelssohn@xxxxxxxx>wrote:

> We did this "by hand"  (well actually we have a program that does it) in
> generating our catalogs not certain ow others do it.
>
> -Roy
>
> On Jan 14, 2010, at 8:56 AM, Nathan Potter wrote:
>
> >
> >
> > Roy,
> >
> > Briefly scanning that page it looks like this gist of it is that one
> could use NcML to add/complete a "Unidata Dataset Discovery v1.0" set of
> metadata to a data set. THis could then be harvested by the TDS, or by other
> software that understood the "Unidata Dataset Discovery v1.0" convention.
> >
> > Is that the general idea?
> >
> > N
> >
> >
> >
> > On Jan 14, 2010, at 8:41 AM, Roy Mendelssohn wrote:
> >
> >> Hi Nathan:
> >>
> >> Look at:
> >>
> >>
> http://www.unidata.ucar.edu/software/netcdf-java/formats/DataDiscoveryAttConvention.html
> >>
> >> -Roy
> >>
> >> On Jan 14, 2010, at 8:33 AM, Nathan Potter wrote:
> >>
> >>>
> >>>
> >>>
> >>> Greetings,
> >>>
> >>> I have some questions about the origin of the
> thredds:geospaptialCoverage element that is commonly found in THREDDS
> catalogs. It is my understanding that:
> >>>
> >>> - The TDS can generate this metadata element by interrogating certain
> types of source data files.
> >>> - People that write their own THREDDS catalog files to be served by the
> TDS can add the thredds:geospaptialCoverage metadata directly to their
> catalogs (using whatever process they wish).
> >>>
> >>> Is the thredds:geospaptialCoverage also something that can be added
> through normal channels in NcML augmented data sets?
> >>>
> >>>
> >>>
> >>> = = =
> >>> Nathan Potter                        ndp at opendap.org
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> >
> > = = =
> > Nathan Potter                        ndp at opendap.org
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> >
> >
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> Roy Mendelssohn
> Supervisory Operations Research Analyst
> NOAA/NMFS
> Environmental Research Division
> Southwest Fisheries Science Center
> 1352 Lighthouse Avenue
> Pacific Grove, CA 93950-2097
>
> e-mail: Roy.Mendelssohn@xxxxxxxx (Note new e-mail address)
> voice: (831)-648-9029
> fax: (831)-648-8440
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>
> "Old age and treachery will overcome youth and skill."
> "From those who have been given much, much will be expected"
>
>


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