Experience in describing geographic information using the CEN and ISO standards.
The consortium has experience in drafting metadata profiles based on the ISO 19115 standard. GMFS is implementing the FAO GeoNetwork software as catalog, using the FAO ISO metadata profile.
2. Network services and technologies:
Discovery services: GMFS is using FAO GeoNetwork software as catalog. The catalog contains the products of the GMFS service providers and all ancillary GIS and statistical data that are collected and used by the GMFS service providers to create, validate or support their products.
Download services: GMFS products are made available in two ways: through the GeoNetwork catalog for "simple" products, and through a special order and download website/service for highly repeatable products (10-daily).
Transformation services: for the GMFS 10-daily products, two transformation services are available: (1) extract (clip) region of interest, (2) coordinate transformation. Customised products are created "on the fly" and delivered to the user.