GeoNetwork is an open source Metadata/Content warehousing system designed for spatial information.

GeoNetwork utilises standard metadata profiles for effective creation, maintenance and publication of Metadata inside and outside an organisation.

GeoNetwork provides a user friendly web interface to search across multiple categories for geospatial data. The search function is designed for both a full-text search and faceted searches on keywords. The search can easily be refined by the user to obtain the records of interest.

The metadata editor support ISO19115/119/110 standards used for spatial resources and also Dublin Core format usually used for opendata portal. Information is easily accessible to the user with greater access to those with higher administration rights. Online Templates also provide a powerful method for the user to edit metadata, incorporating the ability to upload data, graphics, documents pdf’s etc into the system.


More information about GeoNetwork can be found at the website

or contact DMSNZ to talk to us about using the application in your organisation.


GeoNetwork has no associated licensing costs as it is licensed under the GNU General Public License. GeoNetwork is part of the Open Source Geospatial Foundation (OSGeo).