Discovery metadata describes a given dataset or collection. Data being published through a wis2box requires discovery metadata (describing it) to be created, maintained and published to the wis2box catalogue API.
wis2box supports managing discovery metadata using the WMO Core Metadata Profile (WCMP2) standard.
WCMP2 is currently in development as part of WMO activities.
Creating a discovery metadata record in wis2box is as easy as completing a YAML configuration file. wis2box leverages the pygeometa project’s metadata control file (MCF) format. Below is an example MCF file.
wis2box: retention: P30D topic_hierarchy: mwi.mwi_met_centre.data.core.weather.surface-based-observations.synop country: mwi centre_id: mwi_met_centre mcf: version: 1.0 metadata: identifier: urn:x-wmo:md:mwi:mwi_met_centre:surface-weather-observations hierarchylevel: dataset identification: title: Surface weather observations from Malawi abstract: Surface weather observations from Malawi dates: creation: 2021-11-29 keywords: default: keywords: - surface weather - temperature - observations wmo: keywords: - weatherObservations keywords_type: theme vocabulary: name: WMO Category Code url: https://github.com/wmo-im/wcmp-codelists/blob/main/codelists/WMO_CategoryCode.csv extents: spatial: - bbox: [32.6881653175,-16.8012997372,35.7719047381,-9.23059905359] crs: 4326 temporal: - begin: 2021-11-29 end: null resolution: P1H url: https://example.org/malawi-surface-weather-observations wmo_data_policy: core contact: pointOfContact: &contact_poc organization: Department of Climate Change and Meteorologial Services (DCCMS) url: https://www.metmalawi.gov.mw individualname: Firstname Lastname positionname: Position Name phone: +265-1-822-014 fax: +265-1-822-215 address: P.O. Box 1808 city: Blantyre administrativearea: Blantyre District postalcode: M3H 5T4 country: Malawi email: email@example.com hoursofservice: 0700h - 1500h UTC contactinstructions: email distributor: *contact_poc
There are no conventions to the MCF filename. The filename does not get used/exposed or published. It is up to the user to determine the best filename, keeping in mind your wis2box system may manage and publish numerous datasets (and MCF files) over time.
At this point, you have created discovery metadata for your given dataset(s).