Listing Procedures



The most convenient way of listing your searchable items automatically is to use the diva distribution of OpenSimulator. It already comes with MISearch enabled.

Metaverse Ink's search of OpenSims is based on two modules: DataSnapshot and Metaverse Ink's ImageService. The DataSnapshot module comes in the core distribution of OpenSim, but it is disabled by default. The ImageService is an optional module that can be downloaded and installed independently from OpenSim's Metaverse Ink. These two modules are independent: you can have one without the other. The DataSnapshot module enables regions to publish their searchable data with search engines; the ImageService module extends regions with the ability to serve certain images onto the web -- only images associated with things marked for search, all others are refused service.

To enable the DataSnapshot module, edit your OpenSim.ini file, and make the following two changes in the DataSnapshot section:

  • change the variable index_sims to true.
  • uncomment the line data_services="http://metaverseink.com/cgi-bin/register.py"

Note that the data_services variable can take a comma-separated list of data services, so you can index your content in several search engines. To add more, simply add the other search engines' URLs separated by commas.

To install and run the ImageService module, download it from here and follow the instructions in the README.txt file.

Only parcels explicitly marked for search, along with their images, will be visible and indexed by Metaverse Ink.

Please allow up to 6 hours to see your regions and parcels listed.



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