Geospatially Focussed Web Crawling / Spatial Information Retrieval / Geo Information Retrieval / Focussed Web Crawling for Webservices
See also: GeometaInfo
- 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 ( and ) 3. extending (geo-)sitemaps (www.sitemaps.org), and 4. extending OWS' GetCapabilities
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 start with.