The USGIN CSW Client is a user interface that allows ArcMap users to easily make Catalog Service for the Web (CSW) requests.
Figure 1: The relationship between the CSW Client and web services that have been registered with a given catalog service
The USGIN CSW Client queries specific catalog services for capabilities documents according to user-specified search terms. The CSW Client validates the resulting documents, interprets them, sifts through them, and presents the user with a list of web services that meet the search terms. These web services can then be loaded into ArcMap as layers.
Catalog services accessible via the CSW Client are as follows:
- The NGDS Catalog (http://search.geothermaldatasystem.org/)
- The OneGeology Catalog (http://portal.onegeology.org/)
- The Geo.Data.Gov Catalog (http://geo.data.gov/geoportal/catalog/main/home.page)
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