Hi Ted: We've been keeping on eye on these developments, but our efforts arent mature enough to understand exactly how we will fit in. The Open GIS Catalog Services will likely be closer in scope to the larger NSDL efforts. Our part in that will be to provide "real data" access vs "educational materials". We expect to bridge syntactic differences by translating our data into whatever standards emerge. The semantic differences will be the interesting ones, and will point out where and how our purposes differ. Any thoughts you have on this? I have only seen the "Topic 13 Catalog Services (version 4)" docs, so if there is anything else please let me know. ----- Original Message ----- From: "Ted Habermann" <address@hidden> Cc: "John Caron" <address@hidden>; <address@hidden> Sent: Wednesday, September 19, 2001 10:58 AM Subject: Another late question > John, > > I was just at the Open GIS Consortium Technical Committee meeting. There is a substantial > catalog initiative going on in the OGC. I'm wondering if there is any relationship > between this and that? > > Ted Habermann > >
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