[Geowanking] Better auto-discovery in the Geo-Web through "see” and “see also" links?
sfkeller at gmail.com
Wed Jul 22 16:17:07 PDT 2009
How about getting better auto-discovery in the Geo-Web?
How about more special search engines for geospatial webservices?
Approach: Step 1. a focussed crawler is referred to a webservice given
a (root) geo-website (“see” link) and step 2. the referrer and/or the
geo-webservice indicates one or more "friends" ("see also" link, ).
In other words, a porter points to the webservices - which is like a
finding needle in the haystack - and he and the found needles point
you to other needles!
These are the proposals I've collected so far:
1. extending robots.txt (see )
2. extending links/META tags in HTML ()
3. extending (geo-)sitemaps (www.sitemaps.org), and
4. extending GetCapabilities
What do you think?
P.S. I favor 1,2 and 4. And I know I rather should ask geo-metadata
specialists (which I'll do) - but I think this is the right place to
 http://www.openarchives.org/OAI/2.0/guidelines-friends.htm .
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