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PDS VEX Profile Service content implementation

Project description

This is the profile service for the Planetary Data System (PDS) Venus Express (VEX) mission. A profile server answers metadata queries for data. This profile server looks up and responds to metadata for scientific and other mission data collected during VEX.


This profile server is built using the Zope application framework and the Plone content management system. To deploy this profile server, you can include this package in your buildout. Alternatively, you can use the pdsvex.policy package, which sets up a complete web site with the profile server, online documentation, and other features.

How to Query

If you’re using the OODT Agility or the OODT query client, use the following string as your client’s object key:




is the name or IP address of the host where you deployed the server


is the port number on which the server accepts HTTP requests


is the name of the Plone instance installed in the application server


is a fixed string prof that indicates acceptance of a profile query

Note that it’s common to shield the application server behind another web server such as Apache HTTPD, NGINX, etc., which may rewrite URLs to omit one or more parts of the object key above. Consult your system administrator.


Add pdsvex.profile to the list of eggs for your Zope 2 instance, or make it the dependency of an egg in your Zope 2 instance.


0.0.0 — Unreleased

  • Initial release

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