Photographic Images copyright: Jupiter Images 2006 and it’s not sun and holiday
Represents a documented and ordered summary of information that describes something, in this case, spatial data. Provides the What, Where, When and Why for a spatial dataset. Includes its Ownership and Contact (Who) details and Access and Use conditions. Metadata (data describing data)
What are the ingredients? Where were ingredients produced? Who sells the ingredients? What are the brewing steps? When does the fermentation process end? Photographic Images copyright: Jupiter Images 2006 Think of metadata as a recipe for making beer.
Think of metadata as food product labelling. What are the ingredients? What is the nutritional value? How many calories and how much fat? When is this product’s expiry date? Where was it produced? Who produced it?
* An application profile is derived from a standard and represents a reduction of the number of entities and elements. * It should include the core (mandatory) element set of a standard to support interoperability across the wider geospatial community ( Discovery level metadata). * Perhaps include other elements for Descriptive level metadata? * A profile can be extended to include elements which are best suited for a working group’s specific applications. Example: The Biological Data Profile (BDP) An approved profile with additional elements to document biological information such as taxonomy , methodology and analytical tools . http://www.flickr.com/photos/f10n4/186861991/
Creating application profiles from ISO 19115 ISO 19115 Metadata Standard ISO 19115 Core Element Set Application Profiles Academia ( 43 + 47=90) Public Sector ( 43 + 62=105) Private Sector ( 43 + 12=55) 300+ elements 43 elements Environmental Sciences Specialised APs * INSPIRE Directive Metadata Guidelines * UK GEMINI 2.1 , an INSPIRE compliant geospatial metadata standard for the UK * ANZLIC Metadata Profile * North American Application Profile (NAP), Canada and the US Archaeology Biological Sciences Geo Sciences History Health Informatics
Infrastructure for Spatial Information in the European Community (INSPIRE) *European Commission (EC) *European Environment Agency (EEA) *Representatives from Member States (Mapping/GIS) INSPIRE Directive Metadata Guidelines
* First released in 2004 to support creation of ISO 19115 and e-GMS compliant metadata - supersedes the National Geospatial Data Framework ( NGDF) * Targeting the UK public sector * 2010: UK Location Programme (UKLP) revised UK GEMINI 2.1 to meet the requirements of the EU INSPIRE Directive. UK GEMINI UK Location Programme (UKLP) is a pan-government collaborative initiative with the responsibility to develop and implement the INSPIRE Directive 2007/2/EC and the UK Location Strategy.
UK Location Metadata Editor and Catalogue built with UK GEMINI 2.1
UK Academic Geospatial Metadata Application Profile, Version 2.1 (UK AGMAP 2.1) UK AGMAP 2.1 created to support the specific needs of the UK H&FE communities. Comprises elements from ISO 19115, UK GEMINI 2.1 and INSPIRE. Supports documentation of a dataset, dataset series or geo service for the purpose of discovery and description. Mapped to Dublin Core, FGDC, INSPIRE, UK GEMINI 2.1 and DDI.
UK AGMAP 2.1 profile for datasets and dataset series Contact details = 7 Drop down lists = 9 Red : Mandatory Green : Conditional 29 mandatory 90 elements
UK AGMAP 2.1 profile for Geo-services Contact details: 7 Drop down lists: 6 Red : Mandatory Green : Conditional 22 mandatory 39 elements
UK AGMAP 2.1 Guidelines Contain descriptions and examples to assist metadata creators and GoGeo portal users from eclectic range of academic disciplines.
Most spatial data information is stored in our heads. We need to move it from there to electronic files. Metadata Creation Photographic Images copyright: Jupiter Images 2006
e X tensible M arkup L anguage ( XML ) is used for marking up
documents and data using tags that define structural elements.
A standard way to describe and share data on the web.
Geodoc exports UK AGMAP 2.1 metadata records in PDF format
Publication on open or private (institutional) nodes
1) create and validate record; 2) submit record for review; 3) metadata creator is contacted; and 4) record is published on the GoGeo portal. 1 2 3 A few easy steps to publication of a geospatial metadata record Photographic Images copyright: Jupiter Images 2006 4
A simple interface designed for UK academia to run queries to discover metadata for spatial datasets, and to locate geographic resources. The portal enables searching by the use of various options including -free text -date -resource type -geographic location GoGeo Portal: www.gogeo.ac.uk GoGeo rebuilt and redesigned. Launched on 17 May 2011
GoGeo portal rebuilt with GeoNetwork ( http://geonetwork-opensource.org/) GeoNetwork: A standard’s (ISO 19115) based, free and open source catalogue application to manage spatially referenced resources through the web. Provides metadata editing and search functions as well as an embedded interactive web map viewer.
GoGeo simple search Placename search using Unlock middleware gazetteer
Offer GoGeo resources for local spatial data management -UK AGMAP 2.1 -Guidelines -Geodoc metadata tool -GoGeo portal nodes -Workshops -eLearning objects Geography Archaeology Geological Sciences Biological Sciences Research
University A University B University C Open Spatial Data Infrastructure (SDI) for UK academia Other resources and portals Spatial Data Repository Spatial data Metadata Search Data user Metadata UK AGMAP 2 Guidelines Geodoc tadata tool Customised GoGeo Portal Nodes Training Geography Archaeology Geological Sciences Biological Sciences UK AGMAP 2 Guidelines Geodoc metadata tool Customised GoGeo Portal Nodes Training Geography Archaeology Geological Sciences Biological Sciences UK AGMAP 2 Guidelines Geodoc metadata tool Customised GoGeo Portal Nodes Training Geography Archaeology Geological Sciences Biological Sciences UK AGMAP 2 Guidelines Geodoc metadata tool Customised GoGeo Portal Nodes Training Geography Archaeology Geological Sciences Biological Sciences University D
Discover Locate Access Use Publish Fit for purpose? Preserve Steps to data immortality