OpenSearch Support

pycsw supports the OGC OpenSearch Geo and Time Extensions 1.0 standard via the following conformance classes:

  • Core (GeoSpatial Service) {searchTerms}, {geo:box}, {startIndex}, ``{count}`
  • Temporal Search core {time:start}, {time:end}

OpenSearch support is enabled by default. HTTP requests must be specified with mode=opensearch in the base URL for OpenSearch requests, e.g.:


This will return the Description document which can then be autodiscovered.