Re: [thredds] Search or Query Main Catalog

Kevin,
Just to follow up on Roy's comments: GI-CAT will harvest either the
THREDDS metadata or the ncISO metadata (THREDDS or THREDDS-ncISO).

ncISO has the advantage that if your data is CF-compliant, the
geographic and time extents will be computed directly from the
coordinate variables in the THREDDS datasets.

See my 5 minute instructional video here for how to set up GI-CAT to
harvest THREDDS ncISO metadata.  Soon to go viral!  ;-)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=28biJHTQSrM

-Rich

On Wed, Mar 23, 2011 at 1:58 PM, Roy Mendelssohn
<Roy.Mendelssohn@xxxxxxxx> wrote:
> GI-cat : --http://essi-lab.eu/cgi-bin/twiki/view/GIcat
>
> -Roy
>
> On Mar 23, 2011, at 10:56 AM, Kevin Manross wrote:
>
>>
>> Howdy!
>>
>> I think I may have asked this in person at one point, but I don't recall. 
>>  Is there a way to search or query the main (and sub) catalog in TDS?
>>
>> We have our data set up hierarchically as such:
>>
>>
>> UTCDAY/sensor/product/[subtype]/YYYYMMDD-HHMMSS.nc
>>
>>
>> It would be tremendously advantageous for extracting subsetted data from our 
>> archives if we would be able to query the TDS catalog and obtain the paths 
>> and/or create aggregations based on the query input.
>>
>> For example, assume I have a TDS that has crawled through our data organized 
>> as above and created it's catalog structure.  If I wanted to get all the 
>> grids of MESH (multi-radar maximum expected size of hail) between 04 June 
>> 2009 21z and 06 June 2009 04 z, is there a way that I can query the 
>> catalog(s) to get the span of data I am requesting?
>>
>> I'd be eager to hear if anything like this is possible - or how i might set 
>> up my configuration to possibly allow for something similar.
>>
>> Many thanks!
>>
>> -kevin.
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