1. Managing Metadata for Geographic Information Supervisor: Dr. S. Geertman Professor: Prof. Dr. Ir A. Bregt Paul Brous
3. Introduction : “information describing spatial data sets and spatial data services and making it possible to discover, inventory and use them.” Metadata is : The European Commission (2007) EN ISO 19115:2005, Geographic information - Metadata1 ISO/TS 19139:2007 defines Geographic MetaData XML (gmd) encoding, an XML Schema Metadata?
4. 80% of the spatial datasets had no metadata, 18% of the spatial datasets had CEN metadata 2% of the spatial datasets had (some) CEN metadata 135 man years are required to produce metadata for the current spatial data sets (807.000 files x 0,25 uur/1500 uur. Rijkswaterstaat South Holland Van der Wal en Schram (2008)
5. Introduction Central Research Question: What are the reasons why Dutch organisations fail to document their spatial data with appropriate metadata?