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Common Metadata QuestionsWhat does the data set describe? ?Who produced the data set?Why was the data set created?How was the data set created?How reliable are the data; what problems remain in the data set?How can someone get a copy of the data set?Who wrote the metadata?geology.usgs.gov/tools/metadata/tools/doc/ctc/
Poll Question 2: MetadataHow often do you work with metadata? ?
Metadata StandardsFGDC & ISO 19115• describes geographical information and services• contents, spatial-temporal, data quality, access and rights to use• 400 metadata elements, 20 core
ISO / OGC StandardsISO/TS 19139• defines Geographic Meta Data XML (gmd)• XML Schema implementation derived from ISO 19115• Version "2007-04-17" uses GML 3.2.1 (http://www.opengis.net/gml/3.2)• Version "2006-06-04" use GML 3.2.0 (http://www.opengis.net/gml)• ISO 19119 – web servicesBottom line: need to know what GML version andwhat ISO standard you need to comply with
Poll Question 4: XMLWhat XML tools do you use? ?
Validation – What to validate against?ISO 19139 with GML 3.2.0:http://schemas.opengis.net/iso/19139/20060504/gmd/gmd.xsdTo Validate XML against ISO 19139 with GML 3.2.1:http://standards.iso.org/ittf/PubliclyAvailableStandards/ISO_19139_Schemas/See page 13 of:http://inspire.jrc.ec.europa.eu/reports/ImplementingRules/metadata/MD_IR_and_IS O_20090218.pdfOr Google and click top link: “inspire metadata implementing rules technical guidelines”Key takeaway: to validate gmd:MD_Metadata you need to validate against gmd.xsd
SummaryMetadata describes your dataHelps with searches and managementFME can help drive your metadata:• Read / write and update• Harvest• Validate• Automate maintenance tasks• Integrate with CSWSwitch from manual to automatic by using FME to power your metadata
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