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Add metadata to services for discoverability

Aug 17, 2012 at 5:36 PM

On a HIS call we discussed the need for more metadata for HIS-registerd services.

I suggested adding 3 new fields to enhance discoverability.

1. Text Description of Location (State, Region etc)
2. Devise several general project classes (national agency, research project, citizen science etc)
3. Classification : hydrosphere, lithosphere, biosphere, atmosphere etc

Right now HydroDesktop alphabetically lists all sources by name, and many users do not know what most of these data sets are based on just a name.