[seek-dev] Question on the Ecogrid

Matt Jones jones at nceas.ucsb.edu
Thu Apr 22 12:25:31 PDT 2004


Right now that would be a matter of expressing an unconstrained wildcard 
search (%).  We can use the same query syntax to launch the query 
against the various ecogrid nodes, but as each supports a different 
metadata standard, there's still some work to be done to make them all 
searchable from a single query.  There's some question about what it 
would mean to combine results from each of the node types, as they 
represent fairly conceptually different return entities. There are 
examples of how to compose ecogrid queries in the CVS directory 
"seek/projects/ecogrid/tests/testfiles".  These can be submitted using 
the ecogrid client library (in CVS), or through the web interface that 
Rod has been developing (but which is still not complete).


Shawn Bowers wrote:
> Hi Ecogridders ...
> I was just wondering how to pose (in the XML syntax) a query using the 
> Ecogrid that would return *all* datasets (or, probably more accurately, 
> the catalog record for each available dataset).
> Is this possible using the Ecogrid?
> Thanks,
> Shawn
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Matt Jones                                     jones at nceas.ucsb.edu
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