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Catalogue Services for the Web (CSW) is an Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) standard designed to support interfaces that discover, browse, and query metadata about data, services, and other related resources. CSW defines Core Queryables, Core Returnables, and Other Queryables that cab be supported in any compliant implementation. Profiles of CSW map these fields to concepts and xPaths for particular metadata dialects.

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Catalog Services for the Web (CSW) Core Queryables

The Open Geospatial Consortium Catalog Services for the Web (CSW) standard defines 11 Core Queryables that must be supported in any compliant implementation. Profiles of CSW map these queryables to concepts and xPaths for particular metadata dialects. For additional reference information see the ISO Profile of CSW (Table 6).

Source: ISO Profile of CSW
ConceptDescriptionDialect (Fit) Paths
KeywordA word or phrase that describes some aspect of a resource. Can be one of several types.ADIwg /adiwg:project/adiwg:idinfo/adiwg:keywords/adiwg:theme/adiwg:themekey
ADIwg /adiwg:project/adiwg:idinfo/adiwg:keywords/adiwg:place/adiwg:placekey
BDP /bdp:metadata/bdp:idinfo/bdp:keywords/bdp:theme/bdp:themekey
BDP /bdp:metadata/bdp:idinfo/bdp:keywords/bdp:place/bdp:placekey
CSDGM /csdgm:metadata/csdgm:idinfo/csdgm:keywords/csdgm:theme/csdgm:themekey
CSDGM /csdgm:metadata/csdgm:idinfo/csdgm:keywords/csdgm:place/csdgm:placekey
DCAT /dct:keyword
DCITE /dcite:resource/dcite:subjects/dcite:subject
DIF /*/dif:Keyword
DIF /*/dif:AncillaryKeyword
DIF /dif:DIF/dif:Location/dif:Location_Category
DIF /dif:DIF/dif:Location/dif:Location_Type
DIF /dif:DIF/dif:Location/dif:Location_Subregion1
DIF /dif:DIF/dif:Location/dif:Location_Subregion2
DIF /dif:DIF/dif:Location/dif:Location_Subregion3
DIF /dif:DIF/dif:Location/dif:Detailed_Location
DIF /dif:DIF/dif:Sensor_Name/dif:Short_Name
DIF /dif:DIF/dif:Sensor_Name/dif:Long_Name
DIF /*/dif:Source_Name/dif:Short_Name
DIF /*/dif:Source_Name/dif:Long_Name
DIF /*/dif:Project/dif:Short_Name
DIF /*/dif:Project/dif:Short_Name
DIF-10 /*/dif:Science_Keywords/dif:Category
DIF-10 /*/dif:Science_Keywords/dif:Topic
DIF-10 /*/dif:Science_Keywords/dif:Term
DIF-10 /*/dif:Science_Keywords/dif:Variable_Level_1
DIF-10 /*/dif:Science_Keywords/dif:Variable_Level_2
DIF-10 /*/dif:Science_Keywords/dif:Variable_Level_3
DIF-10 /*/dif:Science_Keywords/dif:Detailed_Variable
DIF-10 /*/dif:Ancillary_Keyword
DIF-10 /dif:DIF/dif:Location/dif:Location_Category
DIF-10 /dif:DIF/dif:Location/dif:Location_Type
DIF-10 /dif:DIF/dif:Location/dif:Location_Subregion1
DIF-10 /dif:DIF/dif:Location/dif:Location_Subregion2
DIF-10 /dif:DIF/dif:Location/dif:Location_Subregion3
DIF-10 /dif:DIF/dif:Location/dif:Detailed_Location
DIF-10 /dif:DIF/dif:Platform/dif:Instrument/dif:Short_Name
DIF-10 /dif:DIF/dif:Platform/dif:Instrument/dif:Long_Name
DIF-10 /*/dif:Platform/dif:Short_Name
DIF-10 /*/dif:Platform/dif:Long_Name
DIF-10 /*/dif:Project/dif:Campaign
Dryad /*/dcterms:subject
ECHO /*/echo:ScienceKeywords/echo:ScienceKeyword/echo:CategoryKeyword
ECHO /*/echo:ScienceKeywords/echo:ScienceKeyword/echo:TopicKeyword
ECHO /*/echo:ScienceKeywords/echo:ScienceKeyword/echo:TermKeyword
ECHO /*/echo:ScienceKeywords/echo:ScienceKeyword/echo:VariableLevel1Keyword/echo:Value
ECHO /*/echo:ScienceKeywords/echo:ScienceKeyword/echo:VariableLevel1Keyword/echo:VariableLevel2Keyword/echo:Value
ECHO /*/echo:ScienceKeywords/echo:ScienceKeyword/echo:VariableLevel1Keyword/echo:VariableLevel2Keyword/echo:VariableLevel3Keyword
ECHO /*/echo:ScienceKeywords/echo:ScienceKeyword/echo:DetailedVariableKeyword
ECHO /*/echo:ScienceKeywords/echo:ScienceKeyword//*
ECHO /*/echo:Spatial/echo:GranuleLocality/echo:LocalityValue
ECHO /*/SpatialKeywords/Keyword
ECHO /*/echo:Platforms/echo:Platform/echo:Instruments/echo:Instrument/echo:ShortName
ECHO /*/echo:Platforms/echo:Platform/echo:Instruments/echo:Instrument/echo:LongName
ECHO //echo:Platforms/echo:Platform/echo:ShortName
ECHO //echo:Platforms/echo:Platform/echo:LongName
ECHO /*/echo:Campaigns/echo:Campaign/echo:ShortName
ECHO /*/echo:Campaigns/echo:Campaign/echo:LongName
ECS (1) /*/ecs:DisciplineTopicParameters/ecs:DisciplineKeyword
ECS (1) /*/ecs:DisciplineTopicParameters/ecs:TopicKeyword
ECS (1) /*/ecs:DisciplineTopicParameters/ecs:TermKeyword
ECS (1) /*/ecs:DisciplineTopicParameters/ecs:VariableKeyword
ECS /*/ecs:Platform/ecs:PlatformShortName
ECS /*/ecs:Platform/ecs:PlatformLongName
EML /eml:eml/*/keywordSet/keyword
HCLS dcat:keyword
HDF5.1 (1) /hdf5:HDF5-File/hdf5:RootGroup/hdf5:Attribute[@Name='keywords']/hdf5:Data/hdf5:DataFromFile
HDF5.1 (1) /hdf5:HDF5-File/hdf5:RootGroup/hdf5:Group[@Name='METADATA']/hdf5:Group[@Name='COLLECTIONMETADATA']/hdf5:Group[@Name='DisciplineTopicParameters']/hdf5:Group/hdf5:Attribute[@Name='ECSDisciplineKeyword']/hdf5:Data/hdf5:DataFromFile
HDF5.1 (1) /hdf5:HDF5-File/hdf5:RootGroup/hdf5:Group[@Name='METADATA']/hdf5:Group[@Name='COLLECTIONMETADATA']/hdf5:Group[@Name='DisciplineTopicParameters']/hdf5:Group/hdf5:Attribute[@Name='ECSTermKeyword']/hdf5:Data/hdf5:DataFromFile
HDF5.1 (1) /hdf5:HDF5-File/hdf5:RootGroup/hdf5:Group[@Name='METADATA']/hdf5:Group[@Name='COLLECTIONMETADATA']/hdf5:Group[@Name='DisciplineTopicParameters']/hdf5:Group/hdf5:Attribute[@Name='ECSTopicKeyword']/hdf5:Data/hdf5:DataFromFile
HDF5.1 (1) /hdf5:HDF5-File/hdf5:RootGroup/hdf5:Group[@Name='METADATA']/hdf5:Group[@Name='COLLECTIONMETADATA']/hdf5:Group[@Name='DisciplineTopicParameters']/hdf5:Group/hdf5:Attribute[@Name='ECSVariableKeyword']/hdf5:Data/hdf5:DataFromFile
HDF5.1 (1) /hdf5:HDF5-File/hdf5:RootGroup/hdf5:Group[@Name='METADATA']/hdf5:Group[@Name='COLLECTIONMETADATA']/hdf5:Group[@Name='DisciplineTopicParameters']/hdf5:Group/hdf5:Group[@Name='ECSParameter']/hdf5:Attribute[@Name='ECSParameterKeyword']/hdf5:Data/hdf5:DataFromFile
HDF5.1 /hdf5:HDF5-File/hdf5:RootGroup/hdf5:Group[@Name='METADATA']/hdf5:Group[@Name='COLLECTIONMETADATA']/hdf5:Attribute[@Name='SpatialKeyword']/hdf5:Data/hdf5:DataFromFile
ISO /*/gmd:identificationInfo/*/gmd:descriptiveKeywords/gmd:MD_Keywords/gmd:keyword
ISO /*/gmd:identificationInfo/*/gmd:descriptiveKeywords/gmd:MD_Keywords[normalize-space(gmd:type/gmd:MD_KeywordTypeCode)='place']/gmd:keyword//*
ISO /*/gmd:identificationInfo/*/gmd:descriptiveKeywords/gmd:MD_Keywords[normalize-space(gmd:type/gmd:MD_KeywordTypeCode)='instrument']/gmd:keyword//*
ISO /*/gmd:identificationInfo/*/gmd:descriptiveKeywords/gmd:MD_Keywords[normalize-space(gmd:type/gmd:MD_KeywordTypeCode)='platform']/gmd:keyword//*
ISO /*/gmd:identificationInfo/*/gmd:descriptiveKeywords/gmd:MD_Keywords[normalize-space(gmd:type/gmd:MD_KeywordTypeCode)='project']/gmd:keyword//*
ISO-1 /mdb:MD_Metadata/mdb:identificationInfo/*/mri:descriptiveKeywords/mri:MD_Keywords[normalize-space(mri:type/mri:MD_KeywordTypeCode)='theme']/mri:keyword//*
ISO-1 /mdb:MD_Metadata/mdb:identificationInfo/*/mri:descriptiveKeywords/mri:MD_Keywords[normalize-space(mri:type/mri:MD_KeywordTypeCode)='place']/mri:keyword//*
ISO-1 /mdb:MD_Metadata/mdb:identificationInfo/*/mri:extent/gex:EX_Extent/gex:geographicElement/gex:EX_GeographicDescription/gex:geographicIdentifier/mcc:MD_Identifier/mcc:code//*
ISO-1 /mdb:MD_Metadata/mdb:identificationInfo/*/mri:descriptiveKeywords/mri:MD_Keywords[normalize-space(mri:type/mri:MD_KeywordTypeCode)='instrument']/mri:keyword//*
ISO-1 /mdb:MD_Metadata/mdb:identificationInfo/*/mri:descriptiveKeywords/mri:MD_Keywords[normalize-space(mri:type/mri:MD_KeywordTypeCode)='platform']/mri:keyword//*
ISO-1 /mdb:MD_Metadata/mdb:identificationInfo/*/mri:descriptiveKeywords/mri:MD_Keywords[normalize-space(mri:type/mri:MD_KeywordTypeCode)='project']/mri:keyword//*
MODS //mods:mods/mods:subject/mods:topic
MODS //mods:mods/mods:genre
Mercury /mercury:metadata/mercury:idinfo/mercury:keywords/mercury:theme/mercury:themekey
Mercury /mercury:metadata/mercury:mercury/mercury:Parameter_Description/mercury:Sensor
Mercury /mercury:metadata/mercury:mercury/mercury:Parameter_Description/mercury:Source
Mercury /mercury:metadata/mercury:mercury/mercury:Parameter_Description/mercury:Term
Mercury /mercury:metadata/mercury:mercury/mercury:Parameter_Description/mercury:Topic
Mercury /mercury:metadata/mercury:idinfo/mercury:keywords/mercury:place/mercury:placekey
Mercury /mercury:metadata/mercury:mercury/mercury:Site_Information/mercury:Site
Mercury /mercury:metadata/mercury:mercury/mercury:Keywords
Mercury /mercury:metadata/mercury:mercury/mercury:Parameter_Description/mercury:Parameter
Mercury /mercury:metadata/mercury:mercury/mercury:Navpath
OGC-SOS (1) /sos:Capabilities/ows:ServiceIdentification/ows:Keywords[ows:Type='theme']/ows:Keyword
OGC-SOS /sos:Capabilities/ows:ServiceIdentification/ows:Keywords[ows:Type='place']/ows:Keyword
OGC-SOS /sos:Capabilities/ows:ServiceIdentification/ows:Keywords[ows:Type='instrument']/ows:Keyword
OGC-SOS /sos:Capabilities/ows:ServiceIdentification/ows:Keywords[ows:Type='platform']/ows:Keyword
Onedcx /onedcx:metadata/onedcx:simpleDc/dcterms:subject
RDA-CISL /rda:dsOverview/rda:variable
RDA-CISL /rda:dsOverview/rda:keyword
SERF /serf:SERF/serf:Keyword
SERF /serf:SERF/serf:Sensor_Name/serf:Short_Name
SERF /serf:SERF/serf:Sensor_Name/serf:Long_Name
SERF /serf:SERF/serf:Source_Name/serf:Short_Name
SERF /serf:SERF/serf:Source_Name/serf:Long_Name
SERF /serf:SERF/serf:Project/serf:Short_Name
SERF /serf:SERF/serf:Project/serf:Long_Name
THREDDS (1) //thredds:metadata/thredds:keyword
THREDDS (1) //thredds:dataset/thredds:keyword
THREDDS /thredds:catalog/thredds:dataset/thredds:geospatialCoverage/thredds:name
UMM (1) /umm:UMM/umm:ScienceKeywords/umm:Category
UMM (1) /umm:UMM/umm:ScienceKeywords/umm:Topic
UMM (1) /umm:UMM/umm:ScienceKeywords/umm:Term
UMM (1) /umm:UMM/umm:ScienceKeywords/umm:VariableLevel1/umm:Value
UMM (1) /umm:UMM/umm:ScienceKeywords/umm:VariableLevel1/umm:VariableLevel2/umm:Value
UMM (1) /umm:UMM/umm:ScienceKeywords/umm:VariableLevel1/umm:VariableLevel2/umm:VariableLevel3/umm:Value
UMM (1) /umm:UMM/umm:ScienceKeywords/umm:DetailedVariable
Resource TitleA short description of the resource. The title should be descriptive enough so that when a user is presented with a list of titles the general content of the data set can be determined.ADIwg /adiwg:project/adiwg:idinfo/adiwg:citation/adiwg:citeinfo/adiwg:title
BDP /bdp:metadata/bdp:idinfo/bdp:citation/bdp:citeinfo/bdp:title
CSDGM /csdgm:metadata/csdgm:idinfo/csdgm:citation/csdgm:citeinfo/csdgm:title
DCAT /dct:title
DCITE /dcite:resource/dcite:titles/dcite:title
DIF /dif:DIF/dif:Entry_Title
DIF /dif:DIF/dif:Data_Set_Citation/dif:Dataset_Title
DIF-10 /dif:DIF/dif:Entry_Title
DIF-10 /dif:DIF/dif:Dataset_Citation/dif:Dataset_Title
Dryad /*/dcterms:title
ECHO /*/echo:ShortName | /*/echo:LongName
ECHO /*/echo:DataSetId
ECS /*/ecs:ShortName | /*/ecs:LongName
EML /eml:eml/*/title
HCLS dct:title
HDF5.1 /hdf5:HDF5-File/hdf5:RootGroup/hdf5:Attribute[@Name='title']/hdf5:Data/hdf5:DataFromFile
HDF5.1 /hdf5:HDF5-File/hdf5:RootGroup/hdf5:Group[@Name='METADATA']/hdf5:Group[@Name='COLLECTIONMETADATA']/hdf5:Attribute[@Name='LongName']/hdf5:Data/hdf5:DataFromFile
ISO /*/gmd:identificationInfo/*/gmd:citation/gmd:CI_Citation/gmd:title//*
ISO-1 /mdb:MD_Metadata/mdb:identificationInfo/*/mri:citation/cit:CI_Citation/cit:title//*
MODS //mods:mods/mods:titleInfo/mods:title
Mercury /mercury:metadata/mercury:idinfo/mercury:citation/mercury:citeinfo/mercury:title
OGC-SOS /sos:Capabilities/ows:ServiceIdentification/ows:Title
Onedcx /onedcx:metadata/onedcx:simpleDc/dcterms:title
RDA-CISL /rda:dsOverview/rda:title
SERF /serf:SERF/serf:Entry_Title
THREDDS /thredds:catalog/thredds:dataset/@name
THREDDS /thredds:catalog/thredds:dataset/thredds:metadata/dc:title
THREDDS //thredds:dataset[1]/@name
UMM /umm:UMM/umm:CollectionCitation/umm:Title
AbstractA paragraph describing the resource.

Note: This concept is called "Desciption" in Catalog Services for the Web.
ADIwg /adiwg:project/adiwg:idinfo/adiwg:descript/adiwg:abstract
BDP /bdp:metadata/bdp:idinfo/bdp:descript/bdp:abstract
CSDGM /csdgm:metadata/csdgm:idinfo/csdgm:descript/csdgm:abstract
DCAT /dct:description
DCITE /dcite:resource/dcite:descriptions/dcite:description[@descriptionType='Abstract']
DIF /dif:DIF/dif:Summary
DIF /dif:DIF/dif:Summary/dif:Abstract
DIF-10 /dif:DIF/dif:Summary/dif:Abstract
Dryad /*/dcterms:description
ECHO /*/echo:Description
ECS /*/ecs:CollectionDescription
EML /eml:eml/*/abstract
HCLS dct:description
HDF5.1 /hdf5:HDF5-File/hdf5:RootGroup/hdf5:Attribute[@Name='summary']/hdf5:Data/hdf5:DataFromFile
HDF5.1 /hdf5:HDF5-File/hdf5:RootGroup/hdf5:Group[@Name='METADATA']/hdf5:Group[@Name='COLLECTIONMETADATA']/hdf5:Attribute[@Name='CollectionDescription']/hdf5:Data/hdf5:DataFromFile
ISO /*/gmd:identificationInfo/*/gmd:abstract//*
ISO-1 /mdb:MD_Metadata/mdb:identificationInfo/*/mri:abstract//*
MODS //mods:mods/mods:abstract
Mercury /mercury:metadata/mercury:idinfo/mercury:descript/mercury:abstract
OGC-SOS /sos:Capabilities/ows:ServiceIdentification/ows:Abstract
Onedcx /onedcx:metadata/onedcx:simpleDc/dcterms:description
Onedcx /onedcx:metadata/onedcx:dcTerms/dcterms:abstract
RDA-CISL /rda:dsOverview/rda:summary
SERF /serf:SERF/serf:Summary/serf:Abstract
THREDDS //thredds:dataset/thredds:documentation[@type='abstract']
THREDDS //thredds:metadata/thredds:documentation[@type='abstract']
UMM /umm:UMM/umm:Summary
Resource FormatThe physical or digital manifestation of the resourceBDP /bdp:metadata/bdp:distInfo/bdp:distributor/bdp:distorFormat/bdp:formatName
BDP /bdp:metadata/bdp:distinfo/bdp:stdorder/bdp:digform/bdp:digtinfo/bdp:formname
CSDGM /csdgm:metadata/csdgm:distinfo/csdgm:distributor/csdgm:distorFormat/csdgm:formatName
CSDGM /csdgm:metadata/csdgm:distinfo/csdgm:stdorder/csdgm:digform/csdgm:digtinfo/csdgm:formname
DCAT /dct:format
DCITE /dcite:resource/dcite:formats/dcite:format
DIF /*/dif:Distribution/dif:Distribution_Format
DIF-10 /*/dif:Distribution/dif:Distribution_Format
Dryad /dryad:DryadDataFile/dcterms:format
ECHO /*/echo:DataFormat
ECHO /*/CSDTDescriptions/CSDTDescription/Implementation
ECHO /*/AdditionalAttributes/AdditionalAttribute[Name='FileFormat']/Value
ECS /ecs:PrimaryCSDT
EML /eml:eml/*/dataTable/physical/dataFormat
HCLS dct:format
HDF5.1 /hdf5:HDF5-File/hdf5:RootGroup/hdf5:Attribute[@Name='HDFVersion']/hdf5:Data/hdf5:DataFromFile
HDF5.1 /hdf5:HDF5-File/hdf5:RootGroup/hdf5:Group[@Name='METADATA']/hdf5:Attribute[@Name='HDFVersion']/hdf5:Data/hdf5:DataFromFile
ISO //gmd:resourceFormat/gmd:MD_Format/gmd:name//*
ISO-1 /mdb:MD_Metadata/mdb:identificationInfo/mri:MD_DataIdentification/mri:resourceFormat/mrd:MD_Format/mrd:formatSpecificationCitation/cit:CI_Citation/cit:identifier/mcc:MD_Identifier/mcc:code
MODS //mods:mods/dataset/mods:dataTable/mods:physical
Mercury /mercury:metadata/mercury:distinfo/mercury:distributor/mercury:distorFormat/mercury:formatName
Mercury /mercury:metadata/mercury:distinfo/mercury:stdorder/mercury:digform/mercury:digtinfo/mercury:formname
Onedcx /onedcx:metadata/onedcx:simpleDc/dcterms:format
Onedcx /onedcx:metadata/onedcx:dcTerms/dcterms:medium
RDA-CISL /rda:dsOverview/contentMetadata/format
SERF /serf:SERF/serf:Distribution/serf:Distribution_Format
Metadata IdentifierA phrase or string which uniquely identifies the metadata file/record.DIF /dif:DIF/dif:Entry_ID
DIF-10 /dif:DIF/dif:Entry_ID
EML /eml/@id
ISO /*/gmd:fileIdentifier//*
ISO-1 /mdb:MD_Metadata/mdb:metadataIdentifier/mcc:MD_Identifier
MODS //mods:mods/mods:recordInfo/mods:recordIdentifier
Mercury /mercury:metadata/mercury:mercury/mercury:MD_Entry_id
SERF /serf:SERF/serf:Entry_ID
Metadata Modified DateDate on which the metadata record (not the resource) was created or updated within the catalogue.BDP /bdp:metadata/bdp:metainfo/bdp:metd
CSDGM /csdgm:metadata/csdgm:metainfo/csdgm:metd
DCAT /dct:modified
DIF /*/dif:DIF_Creation_Date
DIF /*/dif:Last_DIF_Revision_Date
DIF-10 /*/dif:Metadata_Dates/dif:Metadata_Creation
DIF-10 /*/dif:Metadata_Dates/dif:Metadata_Last_Revision
ECHO /*/echo:RevisionDate
ECHO /*/echo:DataGranule/echo:ProductionDateTime
ECS /*/ecs:RevisionDate
EML /eml:eml/*/maintenance/changeHistory/changeDate
ISO /*/gmd:dateStamp/gco:Date
ISO /*/gmd:dateStamp/gco:DateTime
ISO-1 /mdb:MD_Metadata/mdb:dateInfo/cit:CI_Date[cit:dateType/cit:CI_DateTypeCode='lastUpdate']/cit:date/gco:DateTime
MODS //mods:mods/mods:recordInfo/mods:recordChangeDate
Mercury /mercury:metadata/mercury:idinfo/mercury:timeperd/mercury:timeinfo/mercury:rngdates/mercury:enddate | /mercury:metadata/mercury:idinfo/mercury:timeperd/mercury:timeinfo/mercury:rngdates/mercury:endtime
Mercury /mercury:metadata/mercury:metainfo/mercury:metd
Resource TypeA resource code identifying the type of resource; e.g. dataset, a collection, an application (See MD_ScopeCode) for which the metadata describes.BDP /bdp:metadata/bdp:distinfo/bdp:resdesc
CSDGM /csdgm:metadata/csdgm:distinfo/csdgm:resdesc
DCITE /dcite:resource/dcite:resourceType/@resourceTypeGeneral
Dryad /*/dcterms:type
EML /eml:eml/*/physical/dataFormat
HCLS dct:Dataset | void:Dataset
ISO /*/gmd:hierarchyLevel/gmd:MD_ScopeCode
ISO-1 /mdb:MD_Metadata/mdb:metadataScope/mdb:MD_MetadataScope/mdb:resourceScope/mcc:MD_ScopeCode
MODS //mods:mods/mods:typeOfResource
Mercury /mercury:metadata/mercury:distinfo/mercury:resdesc
Onedcx /onedcx:metadata/onedcx:simpleDc/dcterms:type
RDA-CISL /rda:dsOverview/rda:contentMetadata/rda:dataType
Bounding BoxA bounding box for identifying a geographic area of interest

Note: This concept is called "Coverage" in the CSW Specification
BDP /bdp:metadata/bdp:idinfo/bdp:spdom/bdp:bounding
CSDGM /csdgm:metadata/csdgm:idinfo/csdgm:spdom/csdgm:bounding
DCAT /dct:spatial
DCITE /dcite:resource/dcite:geoLocations/dcite:geoLocation/dcite:geoLocationPlace
DIF /dif:DIF/dif:Spatial_Coverage//*
DIF-10 /dif:DIF/dif:Spatial_Coverage//*
ECHO /*/echo:Spatial/echo:HorizontalSpatialDomain/echo:Geometry/echo:BoundingRectangle//*
ECS /*/ecs:Spatial/ecs:HorizontalSpatialDomain/ecs:BoundingRectangle//*
EML /eml:eml/*/coverage/geographicCoverage/boundingCoordinates
ISO /*/gmd:identificationInfo/*/gmd:extent/gmd:EX_Extent/gmd:geographicElement/gmd:EX_GeographicBoundingBox//*
ISO /*/gmd:identificationInfo/srv:SV_ServiceIdentification/srv:extent/gmd:EX_Extent/gmd:geographicElement/gmd:EX_GeographicBoundingBox//*
ISO-1 /mdb:MD_Metadata/mdb:identificationInfo/*/mri:extent/gex:EX_Extent/gex:geographicElement/gex:EX_GeographicBoundingBox//*
MODS //mods:mods/mods:subject/mods:geographic/cartographics/coordinates
Mercury /mercury:metadata/mercury:idinfo/mercury:spdom/mercury:bounding
Onedcx /onedcx:metadata/onedcx:dcTerms/dcterms:spatial[@xsi:type="dcterms:Box"]
RDA-CISL /rda:dsOverview/rda:contentMetadata/rda:geospatialCoverage/rda:grid
Coordinate Reference System (CRS)Geographic Coordinate Reference System (Authority and ID) for the BoundingBoxBDP /metadata/spref/horizsys/planar/gridsys/gridsysn
CSDGM /csdgm:metadata/csdgm:spref/csdgm:horizsys/csdgm:planar/csdgm:gridsys/csdgm:gridsysn
ECHO /*/echo:Spatial/echo:HorizontalSpatialDomain/echo:Geometry/echo:CoordinateSystem
ECS /*/ecs:LocalCoordinateSystemDescription/ecs:LocalCoordinateSystem
EML /eml:eml/*/horizCoordSysName
ISO /*/gmd:referenceSystemInfo/gmd:MD_ReferenceSystem/gmd:referenceSystemIdentifier/gmd:RS_Identifier/gmd:code
ISO /*/gmd:referenceSystemInfo/gmd:MD_ReferenceSystem/gmd:referenceSystemIdentifier/gmd:RS_Identifier/gmd:codeSpace
ISO-1 /mdb:MD_Metadata/mdb:referenceSystemInfo/mrs:MD_ReferenceSystem/mrs:referenceSystemIdentifier/mcc:MD_Identifier/mcc:code//*
ISO-1 /mdb:MD_Metadata/mdb:referenceSystemInfo/mrs:MD_ReferenceSystem/mrs:referenceSystemIdentifier/mcc:MD_Identifier/mcc:codeSpace//*
Mercury /mercury:metadata/mercury:spref/mercury:horizsys/mercury:planar/mercury:gridsys/mercury:gridsysn
AssociationComplete statement of a one-to-one relationshipECHO /*/echo:CollectionAssociations/echo:CollectionAssociation
ECS /*/ecs:CollectionAssociation
ISO /*/gmd:identificationInfo/*/gmd:aggregationInfo/gmd:MD_AggregateInformation
ISO /*/gmd:dataQualityInfo/gmd:DQ_DataQuality/gmd:lineage/gmd:LI_Lineage/gmd:source
ISO /*/gmd:dataQualityInfo/gmd:DQ_DataQuality/gmd:lineage/gmi:LE_Lineage/gmd:source
ISO-1 /mdb:MD_Metadata/mdb:identificationInfo/*/mri:associatedResource/mri:MD_AssociatedResource
ISO-1 /*/mdb:resourceLineage/mrl:LI_Lineage/mrl:source


Catalog Services for the Web (CSW) Core Returnable Properties

The Open Geospatial Consortium Catalog Services for the Web (CSW) standard defines 15 Core Returnables that must be supported in any compliant implementation. Profiles of CSW map these queryables to concepts and xPaths for particular metadata dialects. For additional reference information see the ISO Profile of CSW (Table 9).

Source: ISO Profile of CSW
ConceptDescriptionDialect (Fit) Paths
Resource TitleA short description of the resource. The title should be descriptive enough so that when a user is presented with a list of titles the general content of the data set can be determined.ADIwg /adiwg:project/adiwg:idinfo/adiwg:citation/adiwg:citeinfo/adiwg:title
BDP /bdp:metadata/bdp:idinfo/bdp:citation/bdp:citeinfo/bdp:title
CSDGM /csdgm:metadata/csdgm:idinfo/csdgm:citation/csdgm:citeinfo/csdgm:title
DCAT /dct:title
DCITE /dcite:resource/dcite:titles/dcite:title
DIF /dif:DIF/dif:Entry_Title
DIF /dif:DIF/dif:Data_Set_Citation/dif:Dataset_Title
DIF-10 /dif:DIF/dif:Entry_Title
DIF-10 /dif:DIF/dif:Dataset_Citation/dif:Dataset_Title
Dryad /*/dcterms:title
ECHO /*/echo:ShortName | /*/echo:LongName
ECHO /*/echo:DataSetId
ECS /*/ecs:ShortName | /*/ecs:LongName
EML /eml:eml/*/title
HCLS dct:title
HDF5.1 /hdf5:HDF5-File/hdf5:RootGroup/hdf5:Attribute[@Name='title']/hdf5:Data/hdf5:DataFromFile
HDF5.1 /hdf5:HDF5-File/hdf5:RootGroup/hdf5:Group[@Name='METADATA']/hdf5:Group[@Name='COLLECTIONMETADATA']/hdf5:Attribute[@Name='LongName']/hdf5:Data/hdf5:DataFromFile
ISO /*/gmd:identificationInfo/*/gmd:citation/gmd:CI_Citation/gmd:title//*
ISO-1 /mdb:MD_Metadata/mdb:identificationInfo/*/mri:citation/cit:CI_Citation/cit:title//*
MODS //mods:mods/mods:titleInfo/mods:title
Mercury /mercury:metadata/mercury:idinfo/mercury:citation/mercury:citeinfo/mercury:title
OGC-SOS /sos:Capabilities/ows:ServiceIdentification/ows:Title
Onedcx /onedcx:metadata/onedcx:simpleDc/dcterms:title
RDA-CISL /rda:dsOverview/rda:title
SERF /serf:SERF/serf:Entry_Title
THREDDS /thredds:catalog/thredds:dataset/@name
THREDDS /thredds:catalog/thredds:dataset/thredds:metadata/dc:title
THREDDS //thredds:dataset[1]/@name
UMM /umm:UMM/umm:CollectionCitation/umm:Title
Author / OriginatorThe principal author of the resource

Note: In CSW this concept is called Creator
BDP /bdp:metadata/bdp:idinfo/bdp:citation/bdp:citeinfo/bdp:origin
CSDGM /csdgm:metadata/csdgm:idinfo/csdgm:citation/csdgm:citeinfo/csdgm:origin
DCITE /dcite:resource/dcite:creators/dcite:creator/dcite:affiliation
DIF /dif:DIF/dif:Data_Set_Citation/dif:Dataset_Creator
DIF-10 /dif:DIF/dif:Dataset_Citation/dif:Dataset_Creator
Dryad /*/dcterms:creator
ECHO /*/echo:Contacts/echo:Contact[Role='Data Originator']
ECHO /*/echo:Contacts/echo:Contact[Role='Producer']
ECHO /*/echo:Contacts/echo:Contact[Role='Investigator']
ECHO /*/echo:Contacts/echo:Contact[Role='investigator']
ECHO /*/echo:Contacts/echo:Contact[Role='INVESTIGATOR']
ECS /ecs:Author
EML /eml:eml/*/creator
HCLS dct:creator
HDF5.1 /hdf5:HDF5-File/hdf5:RootGroup/hdf5:Attribute[@Name='creator_name']/hdf5:Data/hdf5:DataFromFile
ISO /*/gmd:identificationInfo/*/gmd:citation/gmd:CI_Citation/gmd:citedResponsibleParty/gmd:CI_ResponsibleParty[normalize-space(gmd:role/gmd:CI_RoleCode)='author']
ISO /*/gmd:identificationInfo/*/gmd:citation/gmd:CI_Citation/gmd:citedResponsibleParty/gmd:CI_ResponsibleParty[normalize-space(gmd:role/gmd:CI_RoleCode)='originator']
ISO /*/gmd:identificationInfo/*/gmd:citation/gmd:CI_Citation/gmd:citedResponsibleParty/gmd:CI_ResponsibleParty[normalize-space(gmd:role/gmd:CI_RoleCode)='principalInvestigator']
ISO-1 /mdb:MD_Metadata/mdb:identificationInfo/*/mri:citation/cit:CI_Citation/cit:citedResponsibleParty/cit:CI_Responsibility[normalize-space(cit:role/cit:CI_RoleCode)='author']
ISO-1 /mdb:MD_Metadata/mdb:identificationInfo/*/mri:citation/cit:CI_Citation/cit:citedResponsibleParty/cit:CI_Responsibility[normalize-space(cit:role/cit:CI_RoleCode)='originator']
MODS //mods:mods/mods:name/mods:role[roleTerm='author']
MODS //mods:mods/mods:name/mods:role[roleTerm='creator']
MODS //mods:mods/mods:name/mods:role[roleTerm='originator']
Mercury /mercury:metadata/mercury:idinfo/mercury:citation/mercury:citeinfo/mercury:Principal_Investigator/mercury:Name
Mercury /mercury:metadata/mercury:idinfo/mercury:citation/mercury:citeinfo/mercury:origin
Mercury /mercury:metadata/mercury:mercury/mercury:Principal_Investigator/mercury:Name
Onedcx /onedcx:metadata/onedcx:simpleDc/dcterms:creator
RDA-CISL /rda:dsOverview/rda:author
THREDDS //thredds:dataset/thredds:creator/thredds:name
KeywordA word or phrase that describes some aspect of a resource. Can be one of several types.ADIwg /adiwg:project/adiwg:idinfo/adiwg:keywords/adiwg:theme/adiwg:themekey
ADIwg /adiwg:project/adiwg:idinfo/adiwg:keywords/adiwg:place/adiwg:placekey
BDP /bdp:metadata/bdp:idinfo/bdp:keywords/bdp:theme/bdp:themekey
BDP /bdp:metadata/bdp:idinfo/bdp:keywords/bdp:place/bdp:placekey
CSDGM /csdgm:metadata/csdgm:idinfo/csdgm:keywords/csdgm:theme/csdgm:themekey
CSDGM /csdgm:metadata/csdgm:idinfo/csdgm:keywords/csdgm:place/csdgm:placekey
DCAT /dct:keyword
DCITE /dcite:resource/dcite:subjects/dcite:subject
DIF /*/dif:Keyword
DIF /*/dif:AncillaryKeyword
DIF /dif:DIF/dif:Location/dif:Location_Category
DIF /dif:DIF/dif:Location/dif:Location_Type
DIF /dif:DIF/dif:Location/dif:Location_Subregion1
DIF /dif:DIF/dif:Location/dif:Location_Subregion2
DIF /dif:DIF/dif:Location/dif:Location_Subregion3
DIF /dif:DIF/dif:Location/dif:Detailed_Location
DIF /dif:DIF/dif:Sensor_Name/dif:Short_Name
DIF /dif:DIF/dif:Sensor_Name/dif:Long_Name
DIF /*/dif:Source_Name/dif:Short_Name
DIF /*/dif:Source_Name/dif:Long_Name
DIF /*/dif:Project/dif:Short_Name
DIF /*/dif:Project/dif:Short_Name
DIF-10 /*/dif:Science_Keywords/dif:Category
DIF-10 /*/dif:Science_Keywords/dif:Topic
DIF-10 /*/dif:Science_Keywords/dif:Term
DIF-10 /*/dif:Science_Keywords/dif:Variable_Level_1
DIF-10 /*/dif:Science_Keywords/dif:Variable_Level_2
DIF-10 /*/dif:Science_Keywords/dif:Variable_Level_3
DIF-10 /*/dif:Science_Keywords/dif:Detailed_Variable
DIF-10 /*/dif:Ancillary_Keyword
DIF-10 /dif:DIF/dif:Location/dif:Location_Category
DIF-10 /dif:DIF/dif:Location/dif:Location_Type
DIF-10 /dif:DIF/dif:Location/dif:Location_Subregion1
DIF-10 /dif:DIF/dif:Location/dif:Location_Subregion2
DIF-10 /dif:DIF/dif:Location/dif:Location_Subregion3
DIF-10 /dif:DIF/dif:Location/dif:Detailed_Location
DIF-10 /dif:DIF/dif:Platform/dif:Instrument/dif:Short_Name
DIF-10 /dif:DIF/dif:Platform/dif:Instrument/dif:Long_Name
DIF-10 /*/dif:Platform/dif:Short_Name
DIF-10 /*/dif:Platform/dif:Long_Name
DIF-10 /*/dif:Project/dif:Campaign
Dryad /*/dcterms:subject
ECHO /*/echo:ScienceKeywords/echo:ScienceKeyword/echo:CategoryKeyword
ECHO /*/echo:ScienceKeywords/echo:ScienceKeyword/echo:TopicKeyword
ECHO /*/echo:ScienceKeywords/echo:ScienceKeyword/echo:TermKeyword
ECHO /*/echo:ScienceKeywords/echo:ScienceKeyword/echo:VariableLevel1Keyword/echo:Value
ECHO /*/echo:ScienceKeywords/echo:ScienceKeyword/echo:VariableLevel1Keyword/echo:VariableLevel2Keyword/echo:Value
ECHO /*/echo:ScienceKeywords/echo:ScienceKeyword/echo:VariableLevel1Keyword/echo:VariableLevel2Keyword/echo:VariableLevel3Keyword
ECHO /*/echo:ScienceKeywords/echo:ScienceKeyword/echo:DetailedVariableKeyword
ECHO /*/echo:ScienceKeywords/echo:ScienceKeyword//*
ECHO /*/echo:Spatial/echo:GranuleLocality/echo:LocalityValue
ECHO /*/SpatialKeywords/Keyword
ECHO /*/echo:Platforms/echo:Platform/echo:Instruments/echo:Instrument/echo:ShortName
ECHO /*/echo:Platforms/echo:Platform/echo:Instruments/echo:Instrument/echo:LongName
ECHO //echo:Platforms/echo:Platform/echo:ShortName
ECHO //echo:Platforms/echo:Platform/echo:LongName
ECHO /*/echo:Campaigns/echo:Campaign/echo:ShortName
ECHO /*/echo:Campaigns/echo:Campaign/echo:LongName
ECS (1) /*/ecs:DisciplineTopicParameters/ecs:DisciplineKeyword
ECS (1) /*/ecs:DisciplineTopicParameters/ecs:TopicKeyword
ECS (1) /*/ecs:DisciplineTopicParameters/ecs:TermKeyword
ECS (1) /*/ecs:DisciplineTopicParameters/ecs:VariableKeyword
ECS /*/ecs:Platform/ecs:PlatformShortName
ECS /*/ecs:Platform/ecs:PlatformLongName
EML /eml:eml/*/keywordSet/keyword
HCLS dcat:keyword
HDF5.1 (1) /hdf5:HDF5-File/hdf5:RootGroup/hdf5:Attribute[@Name='keywords']/hdf5:Data/hdf5:DataFromFile
HDF5.1 (1) /hdf5:HDF5-File/hdf5:RootGroup/hdf5:Group[@Name='METADATA']/hdf5:Group[@Name='COLLECTIONMETADATA']/hdf5:Group[@Name='DisciplineTopicParameters']/hdf5:Group/hdf5:Attribute[@Name='ECSDisciplineKeyword']/hdf5:Data/hdf5:DataFromFile
HDF5.1 (1) /hdf5:HDF5-File/hdf5:RootGroup/hdf5:Group[@Name='METADATA']/hdf5:Group[@Name='COLLECTIONMETADATA']/hdf5:Group[@Name='DisciplineTopicParameters']/hdf5:Group/hdf5:Attribute[@Name='ECSTermKeyword']/hdf5:Data/hdf5:DataFromFile
HDF5.1 (1) /hdf5:HDF5-File/hdf5:RootGroup/hdf5:Group[@Name='METADATA']/hdf5:Group[@Name='COLLECTIONMETADATA']/hdf5:Group[@Name='DisciplineTopicParameters']/hdf5:Group/hdf5:Attribute[@Name='ECSTopicKeyword']/hdf5:Data/hdf5:DataFromFile
HDF5.1 (1) /hdf5:HDF5-File/hdf5:RootGroup/hdf5:Group[@Name='METADATA']/hdf5:Group[@Name='COLLECTIONMETADATA']/hdf5:Group[@Name='DisciplineTopicParameters']/hdf5:Group/hdf5:Attribute[@Name='ECSVariableKeyword']/hdf5:Data/hdf5:DataFromFile
HDF5.1 (1) /hdf5:HDF5-File/hdf5:RootGroup/hdf5:Group[@Name='METADATA']/hdf5:Group[@Name='COLLECTIONMETADATA']/hdf5:Group[@Name='DisciplineTopicParameters']/hdf5:Group/hdf5:Group[@Name='ECSParameter']/hdf5:Attribute[@Name='ECSParameterKeyword']/hdf5:Data/hdf5:DataFromFile
HDF5.1 /hdf5:HDF5-File/hdf5:RootGroup/hdf5:Group[@Name='METADATA']/hdf5:Group[@Name='COLLECTIONMETADATA']/hdf5:Attribute[@Name='SpatialKeyword']/hdf5:Data/hdf5:DataFromFile
ISO /*/gmd:identificationInfo/*/gmd:descriptiveKeywords/gmd:MD_Keywords/gmd:keyword
ISO /*/gmd:identificationInfo/*/gmd:descriptiveKeywords/gmd:MD_Keywords[normalize-space(gmd:type/gmd:MD_KeywordTypeCode)='place']/gmd:keyword//*
ISO /*/gmd:identificationInfo/*/gmd:descriptiveKeywords/gmd:MD_Keywords[normalize-space(gmd:type/gmd:MD_KeywordTypeCode)='instrument']/gmd:keyword//*
ISO /*/gmd:identificationInfo/*/gmd:descriptiveKeywords/gmd:MD_Keywords[normalize-space(gmd:type/gmd:MD_KeywordTypeCode)='platform']/gmd:keyword//*
ISO /*/gmd:identificationInfo/*/gmd:descriptiveKeywords/gmd:MD_Keywords[normalize-space(gmd:type/gmd:MD_KeywordTypeCode)='project']/gmd:keyword//*
ISO-1 /mdb:MD_Metadata/mdb:identificationInfo/*/mri:descriptiveKeywords/mri:MD_Keywords[normalize-space(mri:type/mri:MD_KeywordTypeCode)='theme']/mri:keyword//*
ISO-1 /mdb:MD_Metadata/mdb:identificationInfo/*/mri:descriptiveKeywords/mri:MD_Keywords[normalize-space(mri:type/mri:MD_KeywordTypeCode)='place']/mri:keyword//*
ISO-1 /mdb:MD_Metadata/mdb:identificationInfo/*/mri:extent/gex:EX_Extent/gex:geographicElement/gex:EX_GeographicDescription/gex:geographicIdentifier/mcc:MD_Identifier/mcc:code//*
ISO-1 /mdb:MD_Metadata/mdb:identificationInfo/*/mri:descriptiveKeywords/mri:MD_Keywords[normalize-space(mri:type/mri:MD_KeywordTypeCode)='instrument']/mri:keyword//*
ISO-1 /mdb:MD_Metadata/mdb:identificationInfo/*/mri:descriptiveKeywords/mri:MD_Keywords[normalize-space(mri:type/mri:MD_KeywordTypeCode)='platform']/mri:keyword//*
ISO-1 /mdb:MD_Metadata/mdb:identificationInfo/*/mri:descriptiveKeywords/mri:MD_Keywords[normalize-space(mri:type/mri:MD_KeywordTypeCode)='project']/mri:keyword//*
MODS //mods:mods/mods:subject/mods:topic
MODS //mods:mods/mods:genre
Mercury /mercury:metadata/mercury:idinfo/mercury:keywords/mercury:theme/mercury:themekey
Mercury /mercury:metadata/mercury:mercury/mercury:Parameter_Description/mercury:Sensor
Mercury /mercury:metadata/mercury:mercury/mercury:Parameter_Description/mercury:Source
Mercury /mercury:metadata/mercury:mercury/mercury:Parameter_Description/mercury:Term
Mercury /mercury:metadata/mercury:mercury/mercury:Parameter_Description/mercury:Topic
Mercury /mercury:metadata/mercury:idinfo/mercury:keywords/mercury:place/mercury:placekey
Mercury /mercury:metadata/mercury:mercury/mercury:Site_Information/mercury:Site
Mercury /mercury:metadata/mercury:mercury/mercury:Keywords
Mercury /mercury:metadata/mercury:mercury/mercury:Parameter_Description/mercury:Parameter
Mercury /mercury:metadata/mercury:mercury/mercury:Navpath
OGC-SOS (1) /sos:Capabilities/ows:ServiceIdentification/ows:Keywords[ows:Type='theme']/ows:Keyword
OGC-SOS /sos:Capabilities/ows:ServiceIdentification/ows:Keywords[ows:Type='place']/ows:Keyword
OGC-SOS /sos:Capabilities/ows:ServiceIdentification/ows:Keywords[ows:Type='instrument']/ows:Keyword
OGC-SOS /sos:Capabilities/ows:ServiceIdentification/ows:Keywords[ows:Type='platform']/ows:Keyword
Onedcx /onedcx:metadata/onedcx:simpleDc/dcterms:subject
RDA-CISL /rda:dsOverview/rda:variable
RDA-CISL /rda:dsOverview/rda:keyword
SERF /serf:SERF/serf:Keyword
SERF /serf:SERF/serf:Sensor_Name/serf:Short_Name
SERF /serf:SERF/serf:Sensor_Name/serf:Long_Name
SERF /serf:SERF/serf:Source_Name/serf:Short_Name
SERF /serf:SERF/serf:Source_Name/serf:Long_Name
SERF /serf:SERF/serf:Project/serf:Short_Name
SERF /serf:SERF/serf:Project/serf:Long_Name
THREDDS (1) //thredds:metadata/thredds:keyword
THREDDS (1) //thredds:dataset/thredds:keyword
THREDDS /thredds:catalog/thredds:dataset/thredds:geospatialCoverage/thredds:name
UMM (1) /umm:UMM/umm:ScienceKeywords/umm:Category
UMM (1) /umm:UMM/umm:ScienceKeywords/umm:Topic
UMM (1) /umm:UMM/umm:ScienceKeywords/umm:Term
UMM (1) /umm:UMM/umm:ScienceKeywords/umm:VariableLevel1/umm:Value
UMM (1) /umm:UMM/umm:ScienceKeywords/umm:VariableLevel1/umm:VariableLevel2/umm:Value
UMM (1) /umm:UMM/umm:ScienceKeywords/umm:VariableLevel1/umm:VariableLevel2/umm:VariableLevel3/umm:Value
UMM (1) /umm:UMM/umm:ScienceKeywords/umm:DetailedVariable
AbstractA paragraph describing the resource.

Note: This concept is called "Desciption" in Catalog Services for the Web.
ADIwg /adiwg:project/adiwg:idinfo/adiwg:descript/adiwg:abstract
BDP /bdp:metadata/bdp:idinfo/bdp:descript/bdp:abstract
CSDGM /csdgm:metadata/csdgm:idinfo/csdgm:descript/csdgm:abstract
DCAT /dct:description
DCITE /dcite:resource/dcite:descriptions/dcite:description[@descriptionType='Abstract']
DIF /dif:DIF/dif:Summary
DIF /dif:DIF/dif:Summary/dif:Abstract
DIF-10 /dif:DIF/dif:Summary/dif:Abstract
Dryad /*/dcterms:description
ECHO /*/echo:Description
ECS /*/ecs:CollectionDescription
EML /eml:eml/*/abstract
HCLS dct:description
HDF5.1 /hdf5:HDF5-File/hdf5:RootGroup/hdf5:Attribute[@Name='summary']/hdf5:Data/hdf5:DataFromFile
HDF5.1 /hdf5:HDF5-File/hdf5:RootGroup/hdf5:Group[@Name='METADATA']/hdf5:Group[@Name='COLLECTIONMETADATA']/hdf5:Attribute[@Name='CollectionDescription']/hdf5:Data/hdf5:DataFromFile
ISO /*/gmd:identificationInfo/*/gmd:abstract//*
ISO-1 /mdb:MD_Metadata/mdb:identificationInfo/*/mri:abstract//*
MODS //mods:mods/mods:abstract
Mercury /mercury:metadata/mercury:idinfo/mercury:descript/mercury:abstract
OGC-SOS /sos:Capabilities/ows:ServiceIdentification/ows:Abstract
Onedcx /onedcx:metadata/onedcx:simpleDc/dcterms:description
Onedcx /onedcx:metadata/onedcx:dcTerms/dcterms:abstract
RDA-CISL /rda:dsOverview/rda:summary
SERF /serf:SERF/serf:Summary/serf:Abstract
THREDDS //thredds:dataset/thredds:documentation[@type='abstract']
THREDDS //thredds:metadata/thredds:documentation[@type='abstract']
UMM /umm:UMM/umm:Summary
PublisherPublisher of the cited resourceBDP /bdp:metadata/bdp:idinfo/bdp:citation/bdp:citeinfo/bdp:pubinfo/bdp:publish
CSDGM /csdgm:metadata/csdgm:idinfo/csdgm:citation/csdgm:citeinfo/csdgm:pubinfo/csdgm:publish
DCAT /dct:publisher
DCITE /dcite:resource/dcite:publisher
DIF /dif:DIF/dif:Data_Set_Citation/dif:Dataset_Publisher
DIF /dif:DIF/dif:Reference/dif:Publisher
DIF-10 /dif:DIF/dif:Dataset_Citation/dif:Dataset_Publisher
DIF-10 /dif:DIF/dif:Reference/dif:Publisher
EML /eml:eml/*/publisher
HCLS dct:publisher
HDF5.1 /hdf5:HDF5-File/hdf5:RootGroup/hdf5:Attribute[@Name='publisher']/hdf5:Data/hdf5:DataFromFile
ISO //gmd:CI_ResponsibleParty[normalize-space(gmd:role/gmd:CI_RoleCode)='publisher']/gmd:organisationName//*
ISO-1 //cit:CI_Responsibility[normalize-space(cit:role/cit:CI_RoleCode)='publisher']/cit:party/cit:CI_Organisation/cit:name//*
MODS //mods:mods/mods:originInfo/mods:publisher
Mercury /mercury:metadata/mercury:idinfo/mercury:citation/mercury:citeinfo/mercury:pubinfo/mercury:publish
Onedcx /onedcx:metadata/onedcx:simpleDc/dcterms:publisher
RDA-CISL /rda:dsOverview/rda:creator
THREDDS //thredds:dataset/thredds:publisher/thredds:name
THREDDS //thredds:metadata/thredds:publisher/thredds:name
Contributor NameContributor to the resourceBDP /bdp:metadata/bdp:idinfo/bdp:citation/bdp:citeinfo/bdp:origin
BDP /bdp:metadata/bdp:idinfo/bdp:datacred
BDP /bdp:metadata/bdp:metainfo/bdp:metc/bdp:cntinfo
CSDGM /csdgm:metadata/csdgm:idinfo/csdgm:datacred
DCITE /dcite:resource/dcite:contributors/dcite:contributor/dcite:contributorName
EML /eml:eml/*/associatedParty
HCLS dct:contributor
ISO /*/gmd:identificationInfo/*/gmd:citation/gmd:CI_Citation/gmd:citedResponsibleParty/gmd:CI_ResponsibleParty[not(normalize-space(gmd:role/gmd:CI_RoleCode[.='author' or .='principalInvestigator' or .='originator']))]//*[contains(name(),'Name')]//*
ISO /*/gmd:identificationInfo/*/gmd:citation/gmd:CI_Citation/gmd:citedResponsibleParty/gmd:CI_ResponsibleParty[normalize-space(gmd:role/gmd:CI_RoleCode)='contributor']//*[contains(name(),'Name')]//*
ISO-1 /mdb:MD_Metadata/mdb:identificationInfo/*/mri:citation/cit:CI_Citation/cit:citedResponsibleParty/cit:CI_Responsibility[not(normalize-space(cit:role/cit:CI_RoleCode)[.='author' or .='principalInvestigator' or .='originator'])]//*[contains(name(),'Name')]//*
MODS //mods:mods/mods:name/mods:namePart
Onedcx /onedcx:metadata/onedcx:simpleDc/dcterms:contributor
RDA-CISL /rda:dsOverview/rda:contributor
THREDDS /thredds:catalog/thredds:metadata/thredds:contributor
THREDDS /thredds:catalog/thredds:dataset/thredds:contributor
Metadata Modified DateDate on which the metadata record (not the resource) was created or updated within the catalogue.BDP /bdp:metadata/bdp:metainfo/bdp:metd
CSDGM /csdgm:metadata/csdgm:metainfo/csdgm:metd
DCAT /dct:modified
DIF /*/dif:DIF_Creation_Date
DIF /*/dif:Last_DIF_Revision_Date
DIF-10 /*/dif:Metadata_Dates/dif:Metadata_Creation
DIF-10 /*/dif:Metadata_Dates/dif:Metadata_Last_Revision
ECHO /*/echo:RevisionDate
ECHO /*/echo:DataGranule/echo:ProductionDateTime
ECS /*/ecs:RevisionDate
EML /eml:eml/*/maintenance/changeHistory/changeDate
ISO /*/gmd:dateStamp/gco:Date
ISO /*/gmd:dateStamp/gco:DateTime
ISO-1 /mdb:MD_Metadata/mdb:dateInfo/cit:CI_Date[cit:dateType/cit:CI_DateTypeCode='lastUpdate']/cit:date/gco:DateTime
MODS //mods:mods/mods:recordInfo/mods:recordChangeDate
Mercury /mercury:metadata/mercury:idinfo/mercury:timeperd/mercury:timeinfo/mercury:rngdates/mercury:enddate | /mercury:metadata/mercury:idinfo/mercury:timeperd/mercury:timeinfo/mercury:rngdates/mercury:endtime
Mercury /mercury:metadata/mercury:metainfo/mercury:metd
Resource TypeA resource code identifying the type of resource; e.g. dataset, a collection, an application (See MD_ScopeCode) for which the metadata describes.BDP /bdp:metadata/bdp:distinfo/bdp:resdesc
CSDGM /csdgm:metadata/csdgm:distinfo/csdgm:resdesc
DCITE /dcite:resource/dcite:resourceType/@resourceTypeGeneral
Dryad /*/dcterms:type
EML /eml:eml/*/physical/dataFormat
HCLS dct:Dataset | void:Dataset
ISO /*/gmd:hierarchyLevel/gmd:MD_ScopeCode
ISO-1 /mdb:MD_Metadata/mdb:metadataScope/mdb:MD_MetadataScope/mdb:resourceScope/mcc:MD_ScopeCode
MODS //mods:mods/mods:typeOfResource
Mercury /mercury:metadata/mercury:distinfo/mercury:resdesc
Onedcx /onedcx:metadata/onedcx:simpleDc/dcterms:type
RDA-CISL /rda:dsOverview/rda:contentMetadata/rda:dataType
Resource FormatThe physical or digital manifestation of the resourceBDP /bdp:metadata/bdp:distInfo/bdp:distributor/bdp:distorFormat/bdp:formatName
BDP /bdp:metadata/bdp:distinfo/bdp:stdorder/bdp:digform/bdp:digtinfo/bdp:formname
CSDGM /csdgm:metadata/csdgm:distinfo/csdgm:distributor/csdgm:distorFormat/csdgm:formatName
CSDGM /csdgm:metadata/csdgm:distinfo/csdgm:stdorder/csdgm:digform/csdgm:digtinfo/csdgm:formname
DCAT /dct:format
DCITE /dcite:resource/dcite:formats/dcite:format
DIF /*/dif:Distribution/dif:Distribution_Format
DIF-10 /*/dif:Distribution/dif:Distribution_Format
Dryad /dryad:DryadDataFile/dcterms:format
ECHO /*/echo:DataFormat
ECHO /*/CSDTDescriptions/CSDTDescription/Implementation
ECHO /*/AdditionalAttributes/AdditionalAttribute[Name='FileFormat']/Value
ECS /ecs:PrimaryCSDT
EML /eml:eml/*/dataTable/physical/dataFormat
HCLS dct:format
HDF5.1 /hdf5:HDF5-File/hdf5:RootGroup/hdf5:Attribute[@Name='HDFVersion']/hdf5:Data/hdf5:DataFromFile
HDF5.1 /hdf5:HDF5-File/hdf5:RootGroup/hdf5:Group[@Name='METADATA']/hdf5:Attribute[@Name='HDFVersion']/hdf5:Data/hdf5:DataFromFile
ISO //gmd:resourceFormat/gmd:MD_Format/gmd:name//*
ISO-1 /mdb:MD_Metadata/mdb:identificationInfo/mri:MD_DataIdentification/mri:resourceFormat/mrd:MD_Format/mrd:formatSpecificationCitation/cit:CI_Citation/cit:identifier/mcc:MD_Identifier/mcc:code
MODS //mods:mods/dataset/mods:dataTable/mods:physical
Mercury /mercury:metadata/mercury:distinfo/mercury:distributor/mercury:distorFormat/mercury:formatName
Mercury /mercury:metadata/mercury:distinfo/mercury:stdorder/mercury:digform/mercury:digtinfo/mercury:formname
Onedcx /onedcx:metadata/onedcx:simpleDc/dcterms:format
Onedcx /onedcx:metadata/onedcx:dcTerms/dcterms:medium
RDA-CISL /rda:dsOverview/contentMetadata/format
SERF /serf:SERF/serf:Distribution/serf:Distribution_Format
Metadata IdentifierA phrase or string which uniquely identifies the metadata file/record.DIF /dif:DIF/dif:Entry_ID
DIF-10 /dif:DIF/dif:Entry_ID
EML /eml/@id
ISO /*/gmd:fileIdentifier//*
ISO-1 /mdb:MD_Metadata/mdb:metadataIdentifier/mcc:MD_Identifier
MODS //mods:mods/mods:recordInfo/mods:recordIdentifier
Mercury /mercury:metadata/mercury:mercury/mercury:MD_Entry_id
SERF /serf:SERF/serf:Entry_ID
Source CitationReference to the processing input source.BDP /bdp:metadata/bdp:dataqual/bdp:lineage/bdp:srcinfo/bdp:srccite
CSDGM /csdgm:metadata/csdgm:dataqual/csdgm:lineage/csdgm:srcinfo/csdgm:srccite
ISO /*/gmd:dataQualityInfo/gmd:DQ_DataQuality/gmd:lineage/gmd:LI_Lineage/gmd:source/gmd:LI_Source/gmd:sourceCitation/gmd:CI_Citation
ISO /*/gmd:dataQualityInfo/gmd:DQ_DataQuality/gmd:lineage/gmd:LI_Lineage/gmd:processStep/gmd:LI_ProcessStep/gmd:source/gmd:LI_Source/gmd:sourceCitation/gmd:CI_Citation
ISO-1 /mdb:MD_Metadata/mdb:resourceLineage/mrl:LI_Lineage/mrl:source/mrl:LE_Source/mrl:sourceCitation/cit:CI_Citation
ISO-1 /mdb:MD_Metadata/mdb:resourceLineage/mrl:LI_Lineage/mrl:processStep/mrl:LE_ProcessStep/mrl:source/mrl:LE_Source/mrl:sourceCitation/cit:CI_Citation
Metadata LanguageLanguage of the metadataBDP /bdp:metadata/bdp:metainfo/bdp:metstdn
CSDGM /csdgm:metadata/csdgm:metainfo/csdgm:metstdn
ISO /*/gmd:language//*
ISO /*/gmd:language/gmd:LanguageCode
ISO-1 /mdb:MD_Metadata/mdb:defaultLocale/lan:PT_Locale/lan:language/lan:LanguageCode
Mercury /mercury:metadata/mercury:metainfo/mercury:metstdn
Related Resource CitationCitation information about the associated resource.BDP /bdp:metadata/bdp:idinfo/bdp:citation/bdp:citeinfo/bdp:lworkcit
CSDGM /csdgm:metadata/csdgm:idinfo/csdgm:citation/csdgm:citeinfo/csdgm:lworkcit
DCAT /dct:references
ECHO /*/CollectionAssociations/CollectionAssociation[CollectionType!='Input']
EML /eml:eml/*/project
ISO /*/gmd:identificationInfo/*/gmd:aggregationInfo/gmd:MD_AggregateInformation/gmd:aggregateDataSetName/gmd:CI_Citation
ISO /*/gmd:identificationInfo/srv:SV_ServiceIdentification/gmd:aggregationInfo/gmd:MD_AggregateInformation/gmd:aggregateDataSetName/gmd:CI_Citation
ISO-1 /mdb:MD_Metadata/mdb:identificationInfo/mri:MD_DataIdentification/mri:associatedResource/mri:MD_AssociatedResource/mri:name/cit:CI_Citation
ISO-1 /mdb:MD_Metadata/mdb:identificationInfo/srv:SV_ServiceIdentification/mri:associatedResource/mri:MD_AssociatedResource/mri:name/cit:CI_Citation
Mercury /mercury:metadata/mercury:idinfo/mercury:citation/mercury:citeinfo/mercury:lworkcit
Bounding BoxA bounding box for identifying a geographic area of interest

Note: This concept is called "Coverage" in the CSW Specification
BDP /bdp:metadata/bdp:idinfo/bdp:spdom/bdp:bounding
CSDGM /csdgm:metadata/csdgm:idinfo/csdgm:spdom/csdgm:bounding
DCAT /dct:spatial
DCITE /dcite:resource/dcite:geoLocations/dcite:geoLocation/dcite:geoLocationPlace
DIF /dif:DIF/dif:Spatial_Coverage//*
DIF-10 /dif:DIF/dif:Spatial_Coverage//*
ECHO /*/echo:Spatial/echo:HorizontalSpatialDomain/echo:Geometry/echo:BoundingRectangle//*
ECS /*/ecs:Spatial/ecs:HorizontalSpatialDomain/ecs:BoundingRectangle//*
EML /eml:eml/*/coverage/geographicCoverage/boundingCoordinates
ISO /*/gmd:identificationInfo/*/gmd:extent/gmd:EX_Extent/gmd:geographicElement/gmd:EX_GeographicBoundingBox//*
ISO /*/gmd:identificationInfo/srv:SV_ServiceIdentification/srv:extent/gmd:EX_Extent/gmd:geographicElement/gmd:EX_GeographicBoundingBox//*
ISO-1 /mdb:MD_Metadata/mdb:identificationInfo/*/mri:extent/gex:EX_Extent/gex:geographicElement/gex:EX_GeographicBoundingBox//*
MODS //mods:mods/mods:subject/mods:geographic/cartographics/coordinates
Mercury /mercury:metadata/mercury:idinfo/mercury:spdom/mercury:bounding
Onedcx /onedcx:metadata/onedcx:dcTerms/dcterms:spatial[@xsi:type="dcterms:Box"]
RDA-CISL /rda:dsOverview/rda:contentMetadata/rda:geospatialCoverage/rda:grid
RightsInformation about rights held in and over the resourceBDP /bdp:metadata/bdp:idinfo/bdp:accconst
BDP /bdp:metadata/bdp:idinfo/bdp:useconst
BDP /bdp:metadata/bdp:metainfo/bdp:metac
BDP /bdp:metadata/bdp:metainfo/bdp:metuc
CSDGM /csdgm:metadata/csdgm:idinfo/csdgm:accconst
CSDGM /csdgm:metadata/csdgm:idinfo/csdgm:useconst
CSDGM /csdgm:metadata/csdgm:metainfo/csdgm:metac
CSDGM /csdgm:metadata/csdgm:metainfo/csdgm:metuc
DCITE /dcite:resource/dcite:rightsList/dcite:rights
Dryad /*/dcterms:rights
EML /eml:eml/*/intellectualRights
ISO /*/gmd:identificationInfo/*/gmd:resourceConstraints/gmd:MD_LegalConstraints
ISO-1 /mdb:MD_Metadata/mdb:identificationInfo/*/mri:resourceConstraints/mco:MD_LegalConstraints
MODS //mods:mods/mods:accessCondition
Onedcx /onedcx:metadata/onedcx:simpleDc/dcterms:rights
RDA-CISL /rda:dsOverview/rda:contentMetadata/rda:access
RDA-CISL /rda:dsOverview/rda:contentMetadata/rda:usage

Catalog Service for the Web (CSW) Additional Queryable Properties

The Open Geospatial Consortium Catalog Services for the Web (CSW) standard supports 10 Additional Queryable search parameters. Profiles of CSW map these queryables to concepts and xPaths for particular metadata dialects. For additional reference information see the ISO Profile of CSW (Table 10).

Source: ISO Profile of CSW
ConceptDescriptionDialect (Fit) Paths
Resource Revision DateDate of revision of the cited resourceDIF-10 /*/dif:Metadata_Dates/dif:Data_Last_Revision
ECHO /*/echo:LastUpdate
EML /eml:eml/*/maintenance/changeHistory/changeDate
ISO //gmd:CI_Citation/gmd:date/gmd:CI_Date[normalize-space(gmd:dateType/gmd:CI_DateTypeCode)='revision']/gmd:date/gco:Date
ISO //gmd:CI_Citation/gmd:date/gmd:CI_Date[normalize-space(gmd:dateType/gmd:CI_DateTypeCode)='revision']/gmd:date/gco:DateTime
ISO-1 //cit:CI_Citation/cit:date/cit:CI_Date[normalize-space(cit:dateType/cit:CI_DateTypeCode)='revision']/cit:date/gco:DateTime
Resource Creation/Revision DateThe date the resource was createdBDP /bdp:metadata/bdp:idinfo/bdp:citation/bdp:citeinfo/bdp:pubdate
CSDGM /csdgm:metadata/csdgm:idinfo/csdgm:citation/csdgm:citeinfo/csdgm:pubdate
DCAT /dct:issued
DCITE /dcite:resource/dcite:dates/dcite:date
DIF /dif:DIF/dif:Data_Set_Citation/dif:Dataset_Release_Date
DIF-10 /dif:DIF/dif:Dataset_Citation/dif:Dataset_Release_Date
Dryad /*/dcterms:dateSubmitted
ECHO /*/echo:InsertTime
ECHO /*/echo:LastUpdate
ECS /*/ecs:RevisionDate
EML /eml:eml/*/maintenance/changeHistory/changeDate | /eml:eml/*/pubDate
HCLS dct:created
HDF5.1 /hdf5:HDF5-File/hdf5:RootGroup/hdf5:Attribute[@Name='date_created']/hdf5:Data/hdf5:DataFromFile
ISO /*/gmd:identificationInfo/*/gmd:citation/gmd:CI_Citation/gmd:date/gmd:CI_Date[normalize-space(gmd:dateType/gmd:CI_DateTypeCode)='creation']/gmd:date/gco:Date
ISO /*/gmd:identificationInfo/*/gmd:citation/gmd:CI_Citation/gmd:date/gmd:CI_Date[normalize-space(gmd:dateType/gmd:CI_DateTypeCode)='creation']/gmd:date/gco:DateTime
ISO /*/gmd:identificationInfo/*/gmd:citation/gmd:CI_Citation/gmd:date/gmd:CI_Date[normalize-space(gmd:dateType/gmd:CI_DateTypeCode)='revision']/gmd:date/gco:Date
ISO /*/gmd:identificationInfo/*/gmd:citation/gmd:CI_Citation/gmd:date/gmd:CI_Date[normalize-space(gmd:dateType/gmd:CI_DateTypeCode)='revision']/gmd:date/gco:DateTime
ISO /*/gmd:identificationInfo/*/gmd:citation/gmd:CI_Citation/gmd:date/gmd:CI_Date[normalize-space(gmd:dateType/gmd:CI_DateTypeCode)='publication']/gmd:date/gco:Date
ISO /*/gmd:identificationInfo/*/gmd:citation/gmd:CI_Citation/gmd:date/gmd:CI_Date[normalize-space(gmd:dateType/gmd:CI_DateTypeCode)='publication']/gmd:date/gco:DateTime
ISO-1 /mdb:MD_Metadata/mdb:identificationInfo/*/mri:citation/cit:CI_Citation/cit:date/cit:CI_Date[normalize-space(cit:dateType/cit:CI_DateTypeCode)='creation']/cit:date/gco:DateTime
ISO-1 /mdb:MD_Metadata/mdb:identificationInfo/*/mri:citation/cit:CI_Citation/cit:date/cit:CI_Date[normalize-space(cit:dateType/cit:CI_DateTypeCode)='revision']/cit:date/gco:DateTime
ISO-1 /mdb:MD_Metadata/mdb:identificationInfo/*/mri:citation/cit:CI_Citation/cit:date/cit:CI_Date[normalize-space(cit:dateType/cit:CI_DateTypeCode)='publication']/cit:date/gco:DateTime
MODS //mods:mods/mods:originInfo/mods:dateCreated
MODS //mods:mods/mods:originInfo/mods:dateModified
Mercury /mercury:metadata/mercury:idinfo/mercury:citation/mercury:citeinfo/mercury:pubdate
Onedcx /onedcx:metadata/onedcx:dcTerms/dcterms:modified
RDA-CISL /rda:dsOverview/rda:contentMetadata/rda:temporal
SERF /serf:SERF/serf:Service_Citation/serf:Release_Date
THREDDS /thredds:catalog/thredds:metadata/thredds:date[@type='created']
Publication DateDate of publication of the cited resourceBDP /bdp:metadata/bdp:idinfo/bdp:citation/bdp:citeinfo/bdp:pubdate
CSDGM /csdgm:metadata/csdgm:idinfo/csdgm:citation/csdgm:citeinfo/csdgm:pubdate
DCAT /dct:issued
DCITE /dcite:resource/dcite:publicationYear
DIF /dif:DIF/dif:Data_Set_Citation/dif:Dataset_Release_Date
DIF /dif:DIF/dif:Reference/dif:Publication_Date
DIF-10 /dif:DIF/dif:Dataset_Citation/dif:Dataset_Release_Date
DIF-10 /dif:DIF/dif:Reference/dif:Publication_Date
Dryad /*/dcterms:available
ECHO /*/echo:InsertTime
ECS /*ecs:CitationforExternalPublication
EML /eml:eml/*/pubDate
ISO //gmd:CI_Citation/gmd:date/gmd:CI_Date[normalize-space(gmd:dateType/gmd:CI_DateTypeCode)='publication']/gmd:date/gco:Date
ISO //gmd:CI_Citation/gmd:date/gmd:CI_Date[normalize-space(gmd:dateType/gmd:CI_DateTypeCode)='publication']/gmd:date/gco:DateTime
ISO-1 //cit:CI_Citation/cit:date/cit:CI_Date[cit:dateType/cit:CI_DateTypeCode)='publication']/cit:date/gco:DateTime
MODS //mods:mods/mods:originInfo/mods:dateIssued
Onedcx /onedcx:metadata/onedcx:dcTerms/dcterms:dateSubmitted
RDA-CISL /rda:dsOverview/rda:publicationDate
Organization NameName of the organizationBDP /bdp:metadata/bdp:idinfo/bdp:citation/bdp:citeinfo/bdp:origin
CSDGM /csdgm:metadata/csdgm:idinfo/csdgm:citation/csdgm:citeinfo/csdgm:origin
DCITE /dcite:resource/dcite:creators/dcite:creator/dcite:affiliation
DIF /dif:DIF/dif:Data_Center/dif:Data_Center_Name/dif:Short_Name
DIF /dif:DIF/dif:Data_Center/dif:Data_Center_Name/dif:Long_Name
DIF-10 /dif:DIF/dif:Data_Center/dif:Data_Center_Name/dif:Short_Name
DIF-10 /dif:DIF/dif:Data_Center/dif:Data_Center_Name/dif:Long_Name
ECHO /*/ArchiveCenter
ECHO /*/echo:Contacts/echo:Contact/echo:OrganizationName
ECS (1) /*/ecs:Contact/ecs:ContactOrganizationName
EML /eml:eml/*/*/organizationName
ISO //gmd:CI_ResponsibleParty/gmd:organisationName//*
ISO-1 (1) //cit:CI_Responsibility/cit:party/cit:CI_Organisation/cit:name//*
Mercury /mercury:metadata/mercury:idinfo/mercury:citation/mercury:citeinfo/mercury:origin
Mercury /mercury:metadata/mercury:distinfo/mercury:distrib/mercury:cntinfo/mercury:cntperp/mercury:cntorg
OGC-SOS (1) /sos:Capabilities/ows:ServiceProvider/ows:ProviderName
UMM (1) /umm:UMM/umm:Personnel/umm:ContactPerson/umm:OrganizationName
Security ConstraintsHandling restrictions imposed on the resource or metadata for national security or similar security concerns.BDP /bdp:metadata/bdp:idinfo/bdp:secinfo
CSDGM /csdgm:metadata/csdgm:idinfo/csdgm:secinfo
DIF /dif:DIF/dif:Access_Constraints
DIF /dif:DIF/dif:Use_Constraints
DIF-10 /dif:DIF/dif:Access_Constraints
DIF-10 /dif:DIF/dif:Use_Constraints
EML /eml:eml/access
ISO /*/gmd:identificationInfo//*/gmd:resourceConstraints/gmd:MD_SecurityConstraints
ISO-1 /mdb:MD_Metadata/mdb:identificationInfo/*/mri:resourceConstraints/mco:MD_SecurityConstraints
Metadata LanguageLanguage of the metadataBDP /bdp:metadata/bdp:metainfo/bdp:metstdn
CSDGM /csdgm:metadata/csdgm:metainfo/csdgm:metstdn
ISO /*/gmd:language//*
ISO /*/gmd:language/gmd:LanguageCode
ISO-1 /mdb:MD_Metadata/mdb:defaultLocale/lan:PT_Locale/lan:language/lan:LanguageCode
Mercury /mercury:metadata/mercury:metainfo/mercury:metstdn
Resource IdentifierIdentifier for the resource described by the metadataADIwg /adiwg:project/adiwg:idinfo/adiwg:ids/adiwg:projguid
DCAT /dct:identifier
DCITE /dcite:resource/dcite:identifier | /dcite:resource/dcite:alternateIdentifiers/dcite:alternateIdentifier
DIF /dif:DIF/dif:Data_Set_Citation/dif:Dataset_DOI
DIF /dif:DIF/dif:Entry_ID/dif:Short_Name
DIF-10 /dif:DIF/dif:Entry_ID/dif:Short_Name
DIF-10 /dif:DIF/dif:Dataset_Citation[dif:Persistent_Identifier/dif:Type='DOI']/dif:Persistent_Identifier/dif:Identifier
Dryad /*/dcterms:identifier
ECHO /*/echo:DataSetId
ECHO /*/echo:ShortName | /*/echo:LongName
ECHO /*/echo:GranuleUR
ECS /ecs:LocalGranuleID
EML /eml:eml/@packageId
HDF5.1 /hdf5:HDF5-File/hdf5:RootGroup/hdf5:Group[@Name='METADATA']/hdf5:Group[@Name='INVENTORYMETADATA']/hdf5:Group[@Name='ProductSpecificMetadata']/hdf5:Attribute[@Name='identifier_file_uuid']/hdf5:Data/hdf5:DataFromFile
HDF5.1 /hdf5:HDF5-File/hdf5:RootGroup/hdf5:Attribute[@Name='identifier_file_uuid']/hdf5:Data/hdf5:DataFromFile
ISO /*/gmd:identificationInfo/*/gmd:citation/gmd:CI_Citation/gmd:identifier/gmd:MD_Identifier/gmd:code//*
ISO-1 /mdb:MD_Metadata/mdb:identificationInfo/*/mri:citation/cit:CI_Citation/cit:identifier/mcc:MD_Identifier/mcc:code//*
MODS //mods:mods/mods:identifier
Mercury /mercury:metadata/mercury:mercury/mercury:File_ID
Mercury /mercury:metadata/mercury:Local-Control-Number
Onedcx /onedcx:metadata/onedcx:simpleDc/dcterms:identifier
RDA-CISL /rda:dsOverview/@ID
RDA-CISL /rda:dsOverview/@ID
RDA-CISL /rda:dsOverview/rda:doi
THREDDS /thredds:catalog/thredds:dataset/@ID
Parent IdentifierA unique identifier for a parent dataset or collectionDIF /dif:DIF/dif:Parent_DIF
DIF-10 /dif:DIF/dif:Parent_DIF
Dryad /dryad:DryadDataPackage/dcterms:references
Dryad /dryad:DryadDataFile/dcterms:isPartOf
ECHO /*/echo:Collection/echo:ShortName
ECHO /*/echo:Collection/echo:VersionId
ECHO /*/echo:Collection/echo:DataSetId
ECHO /*/echo:Collection/echo:EntryId
EML /eml:eml/*/project/@id
HDF5.1 /hdf5:HDF5-File/hdf5:RootGroup/hdf5:Attribute[@Name='identifier_product_doi']/hdf5:Data/hdf5:DataFromFile
HDF5.1 /hdf5:HDF5-File/hdf5:RootGroup/hdf5:Group[@Name='METADATA']/hdf5:Group[@Name='INVENTORYMETADATA']/hdf5:Group[@Name='ProductSpecificMetadata']/hdf5:Attribute[@Name='identifier_product_doi']/hdf5:Data/hdf5:DataFromFile
ISO /*/gmd:identificationInfo/*/gmd:aggregationInfo/gmd:MD_AggregateInformation[gmd:associationType/gmd:DS_AssociationTypeCode='LargerWorkCitation']/gmd:aggregateDataSetIdentifier/gmd:MD_Identifier/gmd:code//*
ISO-1 /mdb:MD_Metadata/mdb:identificationInfo/*/mri:associatedResource/mri:MD_AssociatedResource/mri:name/cit:CI_Citation/cit:identifier/mcc:MD_Identifier/mcc:code//*
Keyword TypeMethods used to group similar keywordsBDP /bdp:metadata/bdp:idinfo/bdp:keywords/bdp:theme/bdp:themekt
CSDGM /csdgm:metadata/csdgm:idinfo/csdgm:keywords/csdgm:theme/csdgm:themekt
EML /eml:eml/*/keywordSet/keyword/@keywordType
ISO /*/gmd:identificationInfo/*/gmd:descriptiveKeywords/gmd:MD_Keywords/gmd:type/gmd:MD_KeywordTypeCode
ISO-1 /mdb:MD_Metadata/mdb:identificationInfo/*/mri:descriptiveKeywords/mri:MD_Keywords/mri:type/mri:MD_KeywordTypeCode
Mercury /mercury:metadata/mercury:idinfo/mercury:keywords/mercury:theme/mercury:themekt
OGC-SOS /sos:Capabilities/ows:ServiceIdentification/ows:Keywords/ows:Type

Catalog Services for the Web (CSW) and Directory Interchange Format (DIF)

CSW Core Queryable Concepts Missing from DIF

ConceptDescriptionDialect (Fit) Paths
Resource TypeA resource code identifying the type of resource; e.g. dataset, a collection, an application (See MD_ScopeCode) for which the metadata describes.ISO /*/gmd:hierarchyLevel/gmd:MD_ScopeCode
ISO-1 /mdb:MD_Metadata/mdb:metadataScope/mdb:MD_MetadataScope/mdb:resourceScope/mcc:MD_ScopeCode
FGDC /fgdc:metadata/fgdc:distinfo/fgdc:resdesc
Coordinate Reference System (CRS)Geographic Coordinate Reference System (Authority and ID) for the BoundingBoxISO /*/gmd:referenceSystemInfo/gmd:MD_ReferenceSystem/gmd:referenceSystemIdentifier/gmd:RS_Identifier/gmd:code
ISO /*/gmd:referenceSystemInfo/gmd:MD_ReferenceSystem/gmd:referenceSystemIdentifier/gmd:RS_Identifier/gmd:codeSpace
ISO-1 /mdb:MD_Metadata/mdb:referenceSystemInfo/mrs:MD_ReferenceSystem/mrs:referenceSystemIdentifier/mcc:MD_Identifier/mcc:code/gco:CharacterString
ISO-1 /mdb:MD_Metadata/mdb:referenceSystemInfo/mrs:MD_ReferenceSystem/mrs:referenceSystemIdentifier/mcc:MD_Identifier/mcc:codeSpace/gco:CharacterString
ECHO /*/echo:Spatial/echo:HorizontalSpatialDomain/echo:Geometry/echo:CoordinateSystem
AssociationComplete statement of a one-to-one relationshipISO /*/gmd:identificationInfo/*/gmd:aggregationInfo/gmd:MD_AggregateInformation
ISO-1 /mdb:MD_Metadata/mdb:identificationInfo/*/mri:associatedResource/mri:MD_AssociatedResource
ECHO /*/echo:AssociatedDIFs

CSW Core Returnable Concepts Missing from DIF

ConceptDescriptionDialect (Fit) Paths
Contributor NameContributor to the resourceISO /*/gmd:identificationInfo/*/gmd:citation/gmd:CI_Citation/gmd:citedResponsibleParty/gmd:CI_ResponsibleParty[gmd:role/gmd:CI_RoleCode = 'manyOptions']/gmd:CI_Individual/gmd:name/gco:CharacterString
ISO-1 /mdb:MD_Metadata/mdb:identificationInfo/*/mri:citation/cit:CI_Citation/cit:citedResponsibleParty/cit:CI_Responsibility[cit:role/cit:CI_RoleCode='manyOptions']/cit:party/cit:CI_Individual/cit:name/gco:CharacterString
FGDC /fgdc:metadata/fgdc:citation/fgdc:citeinfo/fgdc:origin
FGDC /fgdc:metadata/fgdc:idinfo/fgdc:datacred
FGDC /fgdc:metadata/fgdc:metainfo/fgdc:metc/fgdc:cntinfo
Resource TypeA resource code identifying the type of resource; e.g. dataset, a collection, an application (See MD_ScopeCode) for which the metadata describes.ISO /*/gmd:hierarchyLevel/gmd:MD_ScopeCode
ISO-1 /mdb:MD_Metadata/mdb:metadataScope/mdb:MD_MetadataScope/mdb:resourceScope/mcc:MD_ScopeCode
FGDC /fgdc:metadata/fgdc:distinfo/fgdc:resdesc
Source CitationReference to the processing input source.ISO /*/gmd:dataQualityInfo/gmd:DQ_DataQuality/gmd:lineage/gmd:LI_Lineage/gmd:source/gmd:LI_Source/gmd:sourceCitation/gmd:CI_Citation
ISO /*/gmd:dataQualityInfo/gmd:DQ_DataQuality/gmd:lineage/gmd:LI_Lineage/gmd:processStep/gmd:LI_ProcessStep/gmd:source/gmd:LI_Source/gmd:sourceCitation/gmd:CI_Citation
ISO-1 /mdb:MD_Metadata/mdb:resourceLineage/mrl:LI_Lineage/mrl:source/mrl:LE_Source/mrl:sourceCitation/cit:CI_Citation
ISO-1 /mdb:MD_Metadata/mdb:resourceLineage/mrl:LI_Lineage/mrl:processStep/mrl:LE_ProcessStep/mrl:source/mrl:LE_Source/mrl:sourceCitation/cit:CI_Citation
FGDC /fgdc:metadata/fgdc:dataqual/fgdc:lineage/fgdc:srcinfo/fgdc:srccite
Metadata LanguageLanguage of the metadataISO /*/gmd:language/gco:CharacterString
ISO-1 /mdb:MD_Metadata/mdb:defaultLocale/lan:PT_Locale/lan:language/lan:LanguageCode
FGDC /fgdc:metadata/fgdc:metainfo/fgdc:metstdn
Related Resource CitationCitation information about the associated resource.ISO /*/gmd:identificationInfo/gmd:MD_DataIdentification/gmd:aggregationInfo/gmd:MD_AggregateInformation/gmd:aggregateDataSetName/gmd:CI_Citation
ISO /*/gmd:identificationInfo/srv:SV_ServiceIdentification/gmd:aggregationInfo/gmd:MD_AggregateInformation/gmd:aggregateDataSetName/gmd:CI_Citation
ISO-1 /mdb:MD_Metadata/mdb:identificationInfo/mri:MD_DataIdentification/mri:associatedResource/mri:MD_AssociatedResource/mri:name/cit:CI_Citation
ISO-1 /mdb:MD_Metadata/mdb:identificationInfo/srv:SV_ServiceIdentification/mri:associatedResource/mri:MD_AssociatedResource/mri:name/cit:CI_Citation
FGDC /fgdc:metadata/fgdc:idinfo/fgdc:citation/fgdc:citeinfo/fgdc:lworkcit
RightsInformation about rights held in and over the resourceISO /*/gmd:identificationInfo/*/gmd:resourceConstraints/gmd:MD_LegalConstraints
ISO-1 /mdb:MD_Metadata/mdb:identificationInfo/*/mri:resourceConstraints/mco:MD_LegalConstraints
FGDC /fgdc:metadata/fgdc:idinfo/fgdc:accconst
FGDC /fgdc:metadata/fgdc:idinfo/fgdc:useconst
FGDC /fgdc:metadata/fgdc:metainfo/fgdc:metac
FGDC /fgdc:metadata/fgdc:metainfo/fgdc:metuc

CSW Additional Queryable Concepts Missing From DIF

ConceptDescriptionDialect (Fit) Paths
Revision DateDate of revision of the cited resourceISO //gmd:CI_Citation/gmd:date/gmd:CI_Date[gmd:dateType/gmd:CI_DateTypeCode='revision']/gmd:date/gco:Date
ISO //gmd:CI_Citation/gmd:date/gmd:CI_Date[gmd:dateType/gmd:CI_DateTypeCode='revision']/gmd:date/gco:DateTime
ISO-1 //cit:CI_Citation/cit:date/cit:CI_Date[cit:dateType/cit:CI_DateTypeCode='revision']/cit:date/gco:Date
ISO-1 //cit:CI_Citation/cit:date/cit:CI_Date[cit:dateType/cit:CI_DateTypeCode='revision']/cit:date/gco:DateTime
Metadata LanguageLanguage of the metadataISO /*/gmd:language/gco:CharacterString
ISO-1 /mdb:MD_Metadata/mdb:defaultLocale/lan:PT_Locale/lan:language/lan:LanguageCode
FGDC /fgdc:metadata/fgdc:metainfo/fgdc:metstdn
Keyword TypeMethods used to group similar keywordsISO /*/gmd:identificationInfo/*/gmd:descriptiveKeywords/gmd:MD_Keywords/gmd:type/gmd:MD_KeywordTypeCode
ISO-1 /mdb:MD_Metadata/mdb:identificationInfo/*/mri:descriptiveKeywords/mri:MD_Keywords/mri:type/mri:MD_KeywordTypeCode
FGDC /fgdc:metadata/fgdc:idinfo/fgdc:keywords/fgdc:theme/fgdc:themekt
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Catalog Services for the Web (CSW) and EOS Clearinghouse (ECHO)

CSW Core Queryables Missing From ECHO

ConceptDescriptionDialect (Fit) Paths
Metadata IdentifierA phrase or string which uniquely identifies the metadata file/record.ISO /*/gmd:fileIdentifier/gco:CharacterString
ISO-1 /mdb:MD_Metadata/mdb:metadataIdentifier/mcc:MD_Identifier
DIF /dif:DIF/dif:Entry_ID
Resource TypeA resource code identifying the type of resource; e.g. dataset, a collection, an application (See MD_ScopeCode) for which the metadata describes.ISO /*/gmd:hierarchyLevel/gmd:MD_ScopeCode
ISO-1 /mdb:MD_Metadata/mdb:metadataScope/mdb:MD_MetadataScope/mdb:resourceScope/mcc:MD_ScopeCode
FGDC /fgdc:metadata/fgdc:distinfo/fgdc:resdesc

CSW Core Returnable Concepts Missing From ECHO

ConceptDescriptionDialect (Fit) Paths
PublisherPublisher of the cited resourceISO //gmd:CI_ResponsibleParty[gmd:role/gmd:CI_RoleCode='publisher']/gmd:organisationName/gco:CharacterString
ISO-1 //cit:CI_Responsibility[cit:role/cit:CI_RoleCode='publisher']/cit:party/cit:CI_Organisation/cit:name/gco:CharacterString
DIF /dif:DIF/dif:Data_Set_Citation/dif:Dataset_Publisher
DIF /dif:DIF/dif:Reference/dif:Publisher
FGDC /fgdc:metadata/fgdc:idinfo/fgdc:citation/fgdc:citeinfo/fgdc:pubinfo/fgdc:publish
Contributor NameContributor to the resourceISO /*/gmd:identificationInfo/*/gmd:citation/gmd:CI_Citation/gmd:citedResponsibleParty/gmd:CI_ResponsibleParty[gmd:role/gmd:CI_RoleCode = 'manyOptions']/gmd:CI_Individual/gmd:name/gco:CharacterString
ISO-1 /mdb:MD_Metadata/mdb:identificationInfo/*/mri:citation/cit:CI_Citation/cit:citedResponsibleParty/cit:CI_Responsibility[cit:role/cit:CI_RoleCode='manyOptions']/cit:party/cit:CI_Individual/cit:name/gco:CharacterString
FGDC /fgdc:metadata/fgdc:citation/fgdc:citeinfo/fgdc:origin
FGDC /fgdc:metadata/fgdc:idinfo/fgdc:datacred
FGDC /fgdc:metadata/fgdc:metainfo/fgdc:metc/fgdc:cntinfo
Resource TypeA resource code identifying the type of resource; e.g. dataset, a collection, an application (See MD_ScopeCode) for which the metadata describes.ISO /*/gmd:hierarchyLevel/gmd:MD_ScopeCode
ISO-1 /mdb:MD_Metadata/mdb:metadataScope/mdb:MD_MetadataScope/mdb:resourceScope/mcc:MD_ScopeCode
FGDC /fgdc:metadata/fgdc:distinfo/fgdc:resdesc
Metadata IdentifierA phrase or string which uniquely identifies the metadata file/record.ISO /*/gmd:fileIdentifier/gco:CharacterString
ISO-1 /mdb:MD_Metadata/mdb:metadataIdentifier/mcc:MD_Identifier
DIF /dif:DIF/dif:Entry_ID
Source CitationReference to the processing input source.ISO /*/gmd:dataQualityInfo/gmd:DQ_DataQuality/gmd:lineage/gmd:LI_Lineage/gmd:source/gmd:LI_Source/gmd:sourceCitation/gmd:CI_Citation
ISO /*/gmd:dataQualityInfo/gmd:DQ_DataQuality/gmd:lineage/gmd:LI_Lineage/gmd:processStep/gmd:LI_ProcessStep/gmd:source/gmd:LI_Source/gmd:sourceCitation/gmd:CI_Citation
ISO-1 /mdb:MD_Metadata/mdb:resourceLineage/mrl:LI_Lineage/mrl:source/mrl:LE_Source/mrl:sourceCitation/cit:CI_Citation
ISO-1 /mdb:MD_Metadata/mdb:resourceLineage/mrl:LI_Lineage/mrl:processStep/mrl:LE_ProcessStep/mrl:source/mrl:LE_Source/mrl:sourceCitation/cit:CI_Citation
FGDC /fgdc:metadata/fgdc:dataqual/fgdc:lineage/fgdc:srcinfo/fgdc:srccite
Metadata LanguageLanguage of the metadataISO /*/gmd:language/gco:CharacterString
ISO-1 /mdb:MD_Metadata/mdb:defaultLocale/lan:PT_Locale/lan:language/lan:LanguageCode
FGDC /fgdc:metadata/fgdc:metainfo/fgdc:metstdn
Related Resource CitationCitation information about the associated resource.ISO /*/gmd:identificationInfo/gmd:MD_DataIdentification/gmd:aggregationInfo/gmd:MD_AggregateInformation/gmd:aggregateDataSetName/gmd:CI_Citation
ISO /*/gmd:identificationInfo/srv:SV_ServiceIdentification/gmd:aggregationInfo/gmd:MD_AggregateInformation/gmd:aggregateDataSetName/gmd:CI_Citation
ISO-1 /mdb:MD_Metadata/mdb:identificationInfo/mri:MD_DataIdentification/mri:associatedResource/mri:MD_AssociatedResource/mri:name/cit:CI_Citation
ISO-1 /mdb:MD_Metadata/mdb:identificationInfo/srv:SV_ServiceIdentification/mri:associatedResource/mri:MD_AssociatedResource/mri:name/cit:CI_Citation
FGDC /fgdc:metadata/fgdc:idinfo/fgdc:citation/fgdc:citeinfo/fgdc:lworkcit
RightsInformation about rights held in and over the resourceISO /*/gmd:identificationInfo/*/gmd:resourceConstraints/gmd:MD_LegalConstraints
ISO-1 /mdb:MD_Metadata/mdb:identificationInfo/*/mri:resourceConstraints/mco:MD_LegalConstraints
FGDC /fgdc:metadata/fgdc:idinfo/fgdc:accconst
FGDC /fgdc:metadata/fgdc:idinfo/fgdc:useconst
FGDC /fgdc:metadata/fgdc:metainfo/fgdc:metac
FGDC /fgdc:metadata/fgdc:metainfo/fgdc:metuc

CSW Additional Queryable Concepts Missing From ECHO

ConceptDescriptionDialect (Fit) Paths
Revision DateDate of revision of the cited resourceISO //gmd:CI_Citation/gmd:date/gmd:CI_Date[gmd:dateType/gmd:CI_DateTypeCode='revision']/gmd:date/gco:Date
ISO //gmd:CI_Citation/gmd:date/gmd:CI_Date[gmd:dateType/gmd:CI_DateTypeCode='revision']/gmd:date/gco:DateTime
ISO-1 //cit:CI_Citation/cit:date/cit:CI_Date[cit:dateType/cit:CI_DateTypeCode='revision']/cit:date/gco:Date
ISO-1 //cit:CI_Citation/cit:date/cit:CI_Date[cit:dateType/cit:CI_DateTypeCode='revision']/cit:date/gco:DateTime
Security ConstraintsHandling restrictions imposed on the resource or metadata for national security or similar security concerns.ISO /*/gmd:identificationInfo//*/gmd:resourceConstraints/gmd:MD_SecurityConstraints
ISO-1 /mdb:MD_Metadata/mdb:identificationInfo/*/mri:resourceConstraints/mco:MD_SecurityConstraints
DIF /dif:DIF/dif:Access_Constraints
DIF /dif:DIF/dif:Use_Constraints
FGDC /fgdc:metadata/fgdc:idinfo/fgdc:secinfo
Metadata LanguageLanguage of the metadataISO /*/gmd:language/gco:CharacterString
ISO-1 /mdb:MD_Metadata/mdb:defaultLocale/lan:PT_Locale/lan:language/lan:LanguageCode
FGDC /fgdc:metadata/fgdc:metainfo/fgdc:metstdn
Parent IdentifierA unique identifier for a parent dataset or collectionISO /*/gmd:identificationInfo/*/gmd:aggregationInfo/gmd:MD_AggregateInformation/gmd:aggregateDataSetName/gmd:CI_Citation/gmd:identifier/gmd:MD_Identifier/gmd:code/gco:CharacterString
ISO-1 /mdb:MD_Metadata/mdb:identificationInfo/*/mri:associatedResource/mri:MD_AssociatedResource/mri:name/cit:CI_Citation/cit:identifier/mcc:MD_Identifier/mcc:code/gco:CharacterString
DIF /dif:DIF/dif:Parent_DIF
Keyword TypeMethods used to group similar keywordsISO /*/gmd:identificationInfo/*/gmd:descriptiveKeywords/gmd:MD_Keywords/gmd:type/gmd:MD_KeywordTypeCode
ISO-1 /mdb:MD_Metadata/mdb:identificationInfo/*/mri:descriptiveKeywords/mri:MD_Keywords/mri:type/mri:MD_KeywordTypeCode
FGDC /fgdc:metadata/fgdc:idinfo/fgdc:keywords/fgdc:theme/fgdc:themekt

xPath Note: The xPaths included in these tables use several wildcards. // means any path, so //gmd:CI_ResponsibleParty indicates a gmd:CI_ResponsibleParty anywhere in an XML file. /*/ indicates a single level with several possible elements. This usually indicates one of several concrete realizations of an abstract object. For example /*/gmd:identificationInfo could be gmd:MD_Metadata/gmd:identificationInfo or gmi:MI_Metadata/gmd:identificationInfo and gmd:identificationInfo//*/gmd:descriptiveKeywords could be gmd:identificationInfo/gmd:MD_DataIdentification/gmd:descriptiveKeywords or gmd:identificationInfo/srv:SV_ServiceIdentification/gmd:descriptiveKeywords. Fit: The fit of the dialect path with the concept is estimated on a scale of 1 = excellent two-way fit, 2 = one-way fit or some other problem, 3 - extension required.

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