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?
Where is the dataset’s study area?
When were the data collected?
Why was this dataset created?
type of application?
spatial reference system?
processes or algorithms used?
Who created the dataset?
Can you tell me from any of these files….. Now think of metadata as spatial data labelling.
What do these polygons represent? What attribute information is associated with these polygons?
What do these SOILCLASS values mean? What does this attribute mean?
The importance of geospatial metadata
Local Data Management
Metadata Record Spatial Dataset Directory or Repository Spatial Datasets Metadata Directory
Geoportal : an interface to run searches on the internet and local catalogues to locate geographical resources, and to discover metadata records representing spatial data and geo services.
Geoportal Metadata Record Spatial Datasets and Geo-services Spatial Data Discovery via a Geoportal
A geoportal enables users to search and discover spatial data via metadata using free text , resource type , geographic location (co-ordinate and placename) and date .
Discovering spatial data through metadata offers the prospect of developing new applications
Federal Geographic Data Committee (FGDC) Content Standard for Digital Geospatial Metadata (CSDGM) introduced in mid 1990s for documenting spatial datasets.
ISO 19115 Metadata Standard for Geographic Information was ratified in 2003 and supersedes FGDC.
Geospatial metadata standards are critical for supporting metadata creation and…………………………
Other Content Providers UK Location Programme Network Geo-data Gateway Geoportal portal interoperability and search capabilities across the internet. User Local Go-Geo! database
Centre for Ecology and Hydrology (CEH) National Environment Research Council (NERC) National Soil Resources Institute (NSRI)
Geospatial Metadata Application Profiles
ISO 19115 standard has too many elements (300+)
* 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). * Perhaps include 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
INSPIRE Directive [2007 /2/ EC]
T argets electronic spatial data and services for environmental information.
Aims to create a European Spatial Data Infrastructure (SDI) based on Member States’ infrastructures, to improve interoperability of spatial information.
These data and services to be delivered through initiatives across Europe.
INSPIRE Regulations 2009 No 3157 came into force on 31 December 2009 and applies to England, Northern Ireland and Wales.
Scotland’s Parliament enacted a complementary regulation which came into force on the same date.
Public authorities will be obliged to produce and keep up to date ‘metadata’ for describing datasets, dataset series and geo services.
Includes UK academia as it must comply with the Freedom of Information Act, 2000.
• Provide metadata catalogues to reveal what information is available.
• Provide online data discovery , view , download and transformation (interoperability) services.
• Licensing arrangements to allow for information sharing, access and use in accordance with state regulations.
• Set up e-commerce arrangements where charging is applicable.
• Introduce monitoring mechanisms to show that information is being made available.
• Introduce co-ordination mechanisms to ensure effective operation of the infrastructure.
Comply with the 34 spatial data specifications in three annexes
(reference geographies, environmental datasets).
INSPIRE Regulations for member states
INSPIRE spatial data themes and deadlines for creating metadata
INSPIRE Metadata Editor tool and Geoportal
* 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 conform to 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 Go-Geo! 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
Mind reading aliens? Solutions?
Spatial data extraction device?
Geodoc Metadata Editor Tool
Geodoc design and functionality
Java-built online tool
text fields and drop-down lists for entering information
validation (red fields)
access to metadata guidelines
and Geodoc reference guide.
Direct links at click of button to metadata guidelines ‘Help’ pages
and customisation tool
Geodoc coordinate extent tool Map tool captures co-ordinate values for bounding box elements used to define the extent of a dataset’s study area. Extents for Nations at the click of the mouse
Personal and secure directory for storing, editing and exporting metadata records.
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 Go-Geo! portal. 1 2 3 A few easy steps to publication of a geospatial metadata record 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 Placename search using Unlock middleware gazetteer
Search results page and extents display
Metadata record published on Go-Geo!
Links between Go-Geo! portal elements to UK AGMAP 2.1 guidelines
Advanced search - Data Type - Location - Text - Date Range *BGS JIDI Photo Collection *COPAC
Access to metadata records published on institutional (private) node
Why publish metadata on the Go-Geo! portal?
a repository for you to store and manage your metadata thus savings in cost and time;
use metadata to announce your data and applications;
advertise (and sell?) your spatial datasets to other interested parties in academia and in the private and public sectors;
metadata in the portal can be referenced and cited for project proposals;
could be configured as an internal resource to access and share datasets.
Key to delivering a Spatial Data Infrastructure (SDI) for the UK
academic GI community.
A repository for deposit and extraction of spatial data.
Supports access to and sharing of spatial data.
Holds national and international spatial datasets
(raster, vector and tabular).
ArcGIS plugin to create metadata to deposit with data.
Spatial dataset extraction
Spatial data submission: simple metadata record form to complete with extents extracted from dataset
Ordnance Survey (OS OpenData)
ShareGeo Digimap Addresses issues pertaining to spatial data derived from licensed data.
Current and future activities
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 metadata editing and search functions as well as an embedded interactive web map viewer. http://www.flickr.com/photos/mndrix/4203609704/
Offer Go-Geo! resources for local spatial data management -UK AGMAP 2.1 -Guidelines -Geodoc metadata tool -Go-Geo! portal nodes -Workshops -eLearning objects Geography Archaeology Geological Sciences Biological Sciences Research
Go-Geo! University A Go-Geo! University B Go-Geo! University C Go-Geo! 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 Go-Geo! Portal Nodes Training Geography Archaeology Geological Sciences Biological Sciences Go-Geo! Go-Go! UK AGMAP 2 Guidelines Geodoc metadata tool Customised Go-Geo! Portal Nodes Training Geography Archaeology Geological Sciences Biological Sciences Go-Geo! Go-Go! UK AGMAP 2 Guidelines Geodoc metadata tool Customised Go-Geo! Portal Nodes Training Geography Archaeology Geological Sciences Biological Sciences Go-Geo! Go-Go! UK AGMAP 2 Guidelines Geodoc metadata tool Customised Go-Geo! Portal Nodes Training Geography Archaeology Geological Sciences Biological Sciences Go-Geo! Go-Go! University D
Discover Locate Access Use Publish Fit for purpose? Preserve Steps to data immortality
Using the Geodoc Metadata Editor Tool to create a valid geospatial metadata record Practical 1
Access MyGoGeo! to enter contact details.
Read description of CORONA satellite image dataset.
Access Geodoc Metadata Editor tool and open reference documents on home page.
Create and save a valid metadata record referencing the information provided for the CORONA satellite image dataset.
Export the metadata record into UK AGMAP 2.1 format using XML and PDF output.
Publish metadata record.
Using the Go-Geo portal to access a
ShareGeo Open spatial dataset
Conduct a search using the Go-Geo! portal.
Open and read the metadata record.
Access the ShareGeo Open spatial dataset via link provided in metadata record.