[Esip-discovery] barebones search solution needed

Greg Janée gjanee at eri.ucsb.edu
Fri Nov 9 17:04:17 EST 2012

Hi all, I'm new to this list so apologies if this has been answered  
before.  I have a legacy geospatial dataset of ~15K granules that  
needs to be online and searchable.  "Searchable" here means searchable  
by a handful of criteria, including spatial search.  The kicker is  
that there is zero funding for maintaining this dataset.  And the  
usage is extremely low (but not non-zero), meaning it's hard to  
justify spending any money or time on the dataset, but at the same  
time the data can't just disappear.  So the successful solution is  
something that will not only get the job done, but is so simple that  
it will require virtually no maintenance going forward, and any  
maintenance that is required can be covered by IT folks who aren't  
necessarily data specialists.

I already have a relational database with the necessary metadata.  Are  
there simple opensearch packages that I can put on top?  Or, even if I  
build my own opensearch service (in my spare time, naturally ;) ) ,  
are there opensearch clients that support graphical spatial search?

(I almost feel like I should post this to the preservation &  
stewardship list, as this seems like such a common pattern: "I have  
some data to preserve, but no resources...")

Thanks in advance,

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