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, a spatial dataset. Provides the What, Where, When and Why of a dataset, Ownership and Contact details and Access and Use conditions. Think of metadata as a recipe for making beer….. What are the ingredients? What are the brewing steps? Who sells the ingredients or W here can you buy them? Purpose of making beer? Metadata (data describing data) Photographic Images copyright: Jupiter Images 2006 An incentive to encourage metadata creation?
* An application profile is derived from a standard and represents a reduction of the number of entities and elements. * It should include the core element set of a standard to support interoperability across the wider geospatial community ( Discovery level metadata). * Should include elements for Descriptive level metadata? * It 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 allow for documenting biological information such as taxonomy , m ethodology and analytical tools . http://www.flickr.com/photos/f10n4/186861991/
Creating application profiles from ISO 19115 ISO 19115 Metadata Standard Core Element Set Application Profiles Academia ( 43 + 33=76) Public Sector ( 43 + 62=105) Private Sector ( 43 + 12=55) 300+ elements 43 elements Health Geological Sciences Specialised APs * ANZLIC Metadata Profile * North American Application Profile (NAP), Canada and the US ** INSPIRE Directive Metadata Guidelines ** UK GEMINI 2.1 , an INSPIRE compliant geospatial metadata standard for the UK
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 (beta) supports UK GEMINI 2.1
UK Academic Geospatial Metadata Application Profile, Version 2 (UK AGMAP 2) UK AGMAP 2 created to support the specific needs of the UK H&FE academic communities. Comprises elements from ISO 19115, UK GEMINI 2 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 and DDI.
UK AGMAP 2 profile for datasets and dataset series Contact details = 7 Drop down lists = 10 Red = Mandatory Green = Conditional 32 mandatory 91 elements
UK AGMAP 2 profile for Geo-services Contact details = 7 Drop down lists = 6 Red = Mandatory Green = Conditional 25 mandatory 40 elements
UK AGMAP 2 Guidelines Contain descriptions and examples to assist metadata creators and Go-Geo! portal users from numerous, eclectic 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
Mind reading aliens? Solutions? Spatial data extraction device?
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 Metadata records in user-friendly *.pdf format
Publication on open or private (institutional) node
1,2) create and validate record; 3) submit record for review; 4,5) Metadata creator is contacted and record subsequently published on the Go-Geo! portal 1 2 3 5 A few easy steps to publication of a metadata record using Geodoc 4 Photographic Images copyright: Jupiter Images 2006
A simple interface designed for UK academia to run queries to discover metadata for spatial datasets. The portal enables searching by the use of various options including -free text -date -resource type -geographic location www.gogeo.ac.uk Go-Geo! Portal
Go-Geo! simple search Place name search using Unlock middleware gazetteer
Rebuild Go-Geo! portal with GeoNetwork GeoNetwork: A standards based, free and open source catalogue application to manage spatially referenced resources through the web. Provides powerful metadata editing and search functions as well as an embedded interactive web map viewer. http://www.flickr.com/photos/mndrix/4203609704/
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Discover Locate Access Use Publish Fit for purpose? Preserve Steps to data immortality