ISO 19115-3 Codelists

From Federation of Earth Science Information Partners

CI_DateTypeCode

Identification of when a given event occurred

Code List: http://standards.iso.org/iso/19115/resources/Codelist/cat/codelists.xml#CI_DateTypeCode
Code Space: http://standards.iso.org/iso/19115


Entry Description Notes
adopted date identifies when resource was adopted
creation date identifies when the resource was brought into existence start date of a data collection, start date of a cruise..
deprecated date identifies when resource was deprecated
distribution date identifies when an instance of the resource was distributed
expiry date identifies when resource expires
inForce date identifies when resource became in force
lastRevision date identifies when resource was last reviewed
lastUpdate date identifies when resource was last updated
nextUpdate date identifies when resource will be next updated
publication date identifies when the resource was issued paper publication date, dataset/resource release
released the date that the resource shall be released for public access
revision date identifies when the resource was examined or re-examined and improved or amended
superseded date identifies when resource was superseded or replaced by another resource
unavailable date identifies when resource became not available or obtainable
validityBegins time at which the data are considered to become valid.
NOTE: There could be quite a delay between creation and validity begins
validityExpires time at which the data are no longer considered to be valid

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CI_OnLineFunctionCode

Function performed by the resource

Code List: http://standards.iso.org/iso/19115/resources/Codelist/cat/codelists.xml#CI_DateTypeCode
Code Space: http://standards.iso.org/iso/19115


Entry Description Notes
browseGraphic browse graphic provided
browsing online browsing provided
completeMetadata complete metadata provided
download online instructions for transferring data from one storage device or system to another an FTP site or downloadable zip file
emailService online email service provided
fileAccess online file access provided
information online information about the resource URLs with descriptive details about the resource
offlineAccess online instructions for requesting the resource from the provider
order online order process for obtaining the resource an interface for requesting the resource
search online search interface for seeking out information about the resource map viewers, search interfaces
upload online resource upload capability provided

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CI_PresentationFormCode

Mode in which the data are represented

Code List: http://standards.iso.org/iso/19115/resources/Codelist/cat/codelists.xml#CI_PresentationFormCode
Code Space: http://standards.iso.org/iso/19115


Entry Description Notes
audioDigital digital audio recording
audioHardcopy audio recording delivered by analog media, such as a magnetic tape
diagramDigital information represented graphically by charts such as pie chart, bar chart, and other type of diagrams and recorded in digital format
diagramHardcopy information represented graphically by charts such as pie chart, bar chart, and other type of diagrams and printed on paper, photographic material, or other media
documentDigital digital representation of a primarily textual item (can contain illustrations also)
documentHardcopy likeness of natural or man-made features, objects, and activities acquired through the sensing of visual or any other segment of the electromagnetic spectrum by sensors, such as thermal infrared, and high resolution radar and stored in digital format
imageDigital representation of a primarily textual item (can contain illustrations also) on paper, photograhic material, or other media
imageHardcopy likeness of natural or man-made features, objects, and activities acquired through the sensing of visual or any other segment of the electromagnetic spectrum by sensors, such as thermal infrared, and high resolution radar and reproduced on paper, photographic material, or other media for use directly by the human user
mapDigital map represented in raster or vector form
mapHardcopy map printed on paper, photographic material, or other media for use directly by the human user
modelDigital multi-dimensional digital representation of a feature, process, etc.
modelHardcopy 3-dimensional, physical model
multimediaDigital information representation using simultaneously various digital modes for text, sound, image
multimediaHardcopy information representation using simultaneously various analog modes for text, sound, image
physicalSample a physical object, e.g. Rock or mineral sample, microscope slide
profileDigital vertical cross-section in digital form
profileHardcopy vertical cross-section printed on paper, etc.
tableDigital digital representation of facts or figures systematically displayed, especially in columns
tableHardcopy representation of facts or figures systematically displayed, especially in columns, printed onpapers, photographic material, or other media
videoDigital digital video recording
videoHardcopy video recording on film

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CI_RoleCode

Function performed by the responsible party

Code List: http://standards.iso.org/iso/19115/resources/Codelist/cat/codelists.xml#CI_RoleCode
Code Space: http://standards.iso.org/iso/19115


Entry Description Applicable for
author party who authored the resource maps to dataCite element: 'Creator'
coAuthor party who jointly authors the resource
collaborator party who assists with the generation of the resource other than the principal investigator
contributor party contributing to the resource
custodian party that accepts accountability and responsability for the data and ensures appropriate care and maintenance of the resource archive
distributor party who distributes the resource maps to dataCite element: 'Publisher'
editor party who reviewed or modified the resource to improve the content
funder party providing monetary support for the resource
mediator a class of entity that mediates access to the resource and for whom the resource is intended or useful
originator party who created the resource maps to dataCite element: 'Creator'
owner party that owns the resource
pointOfContact party who can be contacted for acquiring knowledge about or acquisition of the resource data collector, contactable expert
principalInvestigator key party responsible for gathering information and conducting research chief scientist; maps to dataCite element: 'Creator'
processor party who has processed the data in a manner such that the resource has been modified
publisher party who published the resource maps to dataCite element: 'Publisher'
resourceProvider party that supplies the resource maps to dataCite element: 'Creator'
rightsHolder party owning or managing rights over the resource
sponsor party that sponsors the resource
stakeholder party who has an interest in the resource or the use of the resource
user party who uses the resource

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CI_TelephoneTypeCode

Function performed by the responsible party

Code List: http://standards.iso.org/iso/19115/resources/Codelist/cat/codelists.xml#CI_TelephoneTypeCode
Code Space: http://standards.iso.org/iso/19115


Entry Description Applicable for
fax telephone provides facsimile service
sms telephone provides sms service
voice telephone provides voice service

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DQ_EvaluationMethodTypeCode

Description of the evaluation method and procedure applied

Code List: http://standards.iso.org/iso/19157/-2/mdq/1.0/codelists.xml#DQ_EvaluationMethodTypeCode
Code Space: http://standards.iso.org/iso/19157


Entry Description Notes
directExternal method of evaluating the quality of a dataset based on inspection of items within the dataset, where reference data external to the dataset being evaluated is required
directInternal method of evaluating the quality of a dataset based on inspection of items within the dataset, where all data required is internal to the dataset being evaluated
indirect method of evaluating the quality of a dataset based on external knowledge

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DS_AssociationTypeCode

Justification for the correlation of two resources

Code List: http://standards.iso.org/iso/19115/resources/Codelist/cat/codelists.xml#DS_AssociationTypeCode
Code Space: http://standards.iso.org/iso/19115


Entry Description Notes
collectiveTitle common title for a collection of resources.
NOTE: title identifies elements of a series collectively, combined with information about what volumes are available at the source cite
crossReference reference from one dataset to another Use to identify related documents or related resources.
dependency associated through a dependency
isComposedOf reference to resources that are parts of this resource
largerWorkCitation reference to a master dataset of which this one is a part Use to identify parent collections, programs for which this resource is a part of, cruises or surveys from which the data was collected, etc.
partOfSeamlessDatabase part of the same structured set of data held in a computer
revisionOf resource is a revision of associated resource
series associated through a common heritage such as produced to a common product specification
stereoMate part of a set of imagery that when used together, provides three-dimensional images
Deprecated Entries
source Invalid Entry No longer a valid entry for this codelist
Document sources in the lineage section.

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DS_InitiativeTypeCode

Type of aggregation activity in which resources are related

Code List: http://standards.iso.org/iso/19115/resources/Codelist/cat/codelists.xml#DS_InitiativeTypeCode
Code Space: http://standards.iso.org/iso/19115


Entry Description Notes
campaign series of organized planned actions
collection accumulation of datasets assembled for a specific purpose
exercise specific performance of a function or group of functions
experiment process designed to find if something is effective or valid
investigation search or systematic inquiry
mission specific operation of a data collection system
operation action that is part of a series of actions
platform vehicle or other support base that holds a sensor
process method of doing something involving a number of steps
program specific planned activity
project organized undertaking, research, or development
sensor device or piece of equipment which detects or records
study examination or investigation
task piece of work
trial process of testing to discover or demonstrate something
Local Extensions - DEPRECATED "use additional documentation section instead"
dataDictionary element and entity definitions Local Extension
sciencePaper document based on an experiment or research Local Extension
userGuide operating manual for users Local Extension

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LE_ParameterDirection

CodeList Definition: direction of parameter (in, out, in/out)

Code List: http://standards.iso.org/iso/19115/resources/Codelist/cat/codelists.xml#LE_ParameterDirection
Code Space: http://standards.iso.org/iso/19115


Entry Description Notes
in the parameter is an input parameter to the process
out the parameter is an output parameter to the process
in/out the parameter is both an input and output parameter to the process

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MD_CellGeometryCode

CodeList Definition: code indicating whether grid data is point or area

Code List: http://standards.iso.org/iso/19115/resources/Codelist/cat/codelists.xml#MD_CellGeometryCode
Code Space: http://standards.iso.org/iso/19115


Entry Description Notes
area each cell represents an area
point each cell represents a point
stratum height range for a single point vertical profile
voxel each cell represents a volumetric measurement on a regular grid in three dimensional space

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MD_CharacterCodeSet

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MD_ClassificationCode

Name of the handling restrictions on the resource

Code List: http://standards.iso.org/iso/19115/resources/Codelist/cat/codelists.xml#MD_ClassificationCode
Code Space: http://standards.iso.org/iso/19115


Entry Description Notes
confidential available for someone who can be entrusted with information
forOfficialUseOnly unclassified information that is to be used only for official purposes determined by the designating body
limitedDistribution desimination limited by designating body
protected compromise of the information could cause damage
restricted not for general disclosure
SBU although unclassified, requires strict controls over its distribution
secret kept or meant to be kept private, unknown, or hidden from all but a select group of people
topSecret of the highest secrecy
unclassified available for general disclosure

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MD_CoverageContentTypeCode

Specific type of information represented in the cell

Code List: http://standards.iso.org/iso/19115/resources/Codelist/cat/codelists.xml#MD_CoverageContentTypeCode
Code Space: http://standards.iso.org/iso/19115


Entry Description Notes
auxillaryInformation data, usually a physical measurement, used to support the calculation of the primary physicalMeasurement coverages in the dataset (e.g. grid of aerosol optical thickness used in the calculation of a sea surface temperature product).
coordinate data used to provide coordinate axis values
image meaningful numerical representation of a physical parameter that is not the actual value of the physical parameter
modelResult resources with values that are calculated using a model rather than being observed or calculated from observations.
physicalMeasurement value in physical units of the quantity being measured
qualityInformation data used to characterize the quality of the physicalMeasurement coverages in the dataset. Typically included in a gmi:QE_CoverageResult.
referenceInformation reference information used to support the calculation or use of the physicalMeasurement coverages in the dataset (e.g. grids of latitude/longitude used to geolocate the physical measurements).
thematicClassification code value with no quantitative meaning, used to represent a physical quantity
Local Extensions
auxilliaryData values of extraneous data that are not part of the physical measurement
DEPRECATED!: Use 'auxillaryInformation' instead.
Invalid Entry

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MD_DatatypeCode

Datatype of element or entity

Code List: http://standards.iso.org/iso/19115/resources/Codelist/cat/codelists.xml#MD_DatatypeCode
Code Space: http://standards.iso.org/iso/19115


Entry Description Notes
abstractClass class that cannot be directly instantiated
aggregateClass class that is composed of classes it is connected to by an aggregate relationship
association semantic relationship between two classes that involves connections among their instances
characterString free text field
class descriptor of a set of objects that share the same attributes, operations, methods, relationships, and behavior
codelist descriptor of a set of objects that share the same attributes, operations, methods, relationships, and behavior
codelistElement permissible value for a codelist or enumeration
datatypeClass class with few or no operations whose primary purpose is to hold the abstract state of another class for transmittal, storage, encoding or persistent storage
enumeration data type whose instances form a list of named literal values, not extendable
integer numerical field
interfaceClass named set of operations that characterize the behavior of an element
metaClass class whose instances are classes
specifiedClass subclass that may be substituted for its superclass
typeClass class used for specification of a domain of instances (objects), together with the operations applicable to the objects. A type may have attributes and associations
unionClass class describing a selection of one of the specified types

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MD_DimensionNameTypeCode

Name of the dimension

Code List: http://standards.iso.org/iso/19115/resources/Codelist/cat/codelists.xml#MD_DimensionNameTypeCode
Code Space: http://standards.iso.org/iso/19115


Entry Description Notes
column abscissa (x) axis
crossTrack perpendicular to the direction of motion of the scan point
line scan line of a sensor
row ordinate (y) axis
sample element along a scan line
time duration
track along the direction of motion of the scan point
vertical vertical (z) axis

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MD_GeometricObjectTypeCode

Name of point or vector objects used to locate zero-, one-, two-, or three-dimensional spatial locations in the dataset

Code List: http://standards.iso.org/iso/19115/resources/Codelist/cat/codelists.xml#MD_GeometricObjectTypeCode
Code Space: http://standards.iso.org/iso/19115


Entry Description Notes
complex set of geometric primitives such that their boundaries can be represented as a union of other primitives
composite connected set of curves, solids or surfaces
curve bounded, 1-dimensional geometric primitive, representing the continuous image of a line
point zero-dimensional geometric primitive, representing a position but not having an extent
solid bounded, connected 3-dimensional geometric primitive, representing the continuous image of a region of space
surface bounded, connected 2-dimensional geometric primitive, representing the continuous image of a region of a plane

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MD_ImagingConditionCode

Code which indicates conditions which may affect the image

Code List: http://standards.iso.org/iso/19115/resources/Codelist/cat/codelists.xml#MD_ImagingConditionCode
Code Space: http://standards.iso.org/iso/19115


Entry Description Notes
blurredImage portion of the image is blurred
cloud portion of the image is partially obscured by cloud cover
degradingObliquity acute angle between the plane of the ecliptic (the plane of the Earth s orbit) and the plane of the celestial equator
fog portion of the image is partially obscured by fog
heavySmokeOrDust portion of the image is partially obscured by heavy smoke or dust
night image was taken at night
rain image was taken during rainfall
semiDarkness image was taken during semi-dark conditions -- twilight conditions
shadow portion of the image is obscured by shadow
snow portion of the image is obscured by snow
terrainMasking the absence of collection data of a given point or area caused by the relative location of topographic features which obstruct the collection path between the collector(s) and the subject(s) of interest

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MD_KeywordTypeCode

Methods used to group similar keywords

Code List: http://standards.iso.org/iso/19115/resources/Codelist/cat/codelists.xml#MD_KeywordTypeCode
Code Space: http://standards.iso.org/iso/19115


Entry Description Notes
dataCentre keyword identifies a repository or archive that manages and distributes data use for identifying organizations
discipline keyword identifies a branch of instruction or specialized learning
featureType keyword identifies a resource containing or about a collection of feature instances with common characteristics
instrument keyword identifies a device used to measure or compare physical properties
place keyword identifies a location general location of resource
platform keyword identifies a structure upon which an instrument is mounted
process keyword identifies a series of actions or natural occurrences
product keyword identifies a type of product
project keyword identifies a type of product
service keyword identifies an activity carried out by one party for the benefit of another
stratum keyword identifies the layer(s) of any deposited substance or levels within an ordered system
subTopicCategory refinement of a topic category for the purpose of geographic data classification
taxon keyword identifies a time period related to the dataset
temporal keyword identifies a time period related to the dataset general category of time range
theme keyword identifies a particular subject or topic
Local Extensions
dataResolution keyword identifies a temporal or spatial resolution Local Extension
Deprecated Entries
dataCenter Keyword identifies a data center related to the resource
Deprecated! use 'dataCentre' instead
Invalid Entry

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MD_MaintenanceFrequencyCode

Frequency with which modifications and deletions are made to the data after it is first produced

Code List: http://standards.iso.org/iso/19115/resources/Codelist/cat/codelists.xml#MD_MaintenanceFrequencyCode
Code Space: http://standards.iso.org/iso/19115


Entry Description Notes
annually data is updated every year
asNeeded data is updated as deemed necessary applies to resources with 'completed' status
biannually data is updated twice each year
biennially resource is updated every 2 years
continual data is repeatedly and frequently updated use fo data that is updated at a greater than daily frequency
daily data is updated each day
fortnightly data is updated every two weeks
irregular data is updated in intervals that are uneven in duration
monthly data is updated each month
notPlanned there are no plans to update the data applies to resources with 'completed' status
periodic resource is updated at regular intervals
quarterly data is updated every three months
semimonthly resource updated twice a monthly
unknown frequency of maintenance for the data is not known
weekly data is updated on a weekly basis

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MD_MediumFormatCode

Method used to write to the medium

Code List: http://standards.iso.org/iso/19115/resources/Codelist/cat/codelists.xml#MD_MediumFormatCode
Code Space: http://standards.iso.org/iso/19115


Entry Description Notes
cpio CoPy In / Out (UNIX file format and command)
highSierra high sierra file system
iso9660 information processing volume and file structure of CD-ROM
iso9660AppleHFS hierarchical file system (Macintosh)
iso9660RockRidge rock ridge interchange protocol (UNIX)
tar Tape ARchive
udf universal disk format

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MD_ObligationCode

Obligation of the element or entity

Code List: http://standards.iso.org/iso/19115/resources/Codelist/cat/codelists.xml#MD_ObligationCode
Code Space: http://standards.iso.org/iso/19115


Entry Description Notes
conditional element is required when a specific condition is met
mandatory element is always required
optional element is not required

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MD_PixelOrientationCode

Point in a pixel corresponding to the Earth location of the pixel

Code List: http://standards.iso.org/iso/19115/resources/Codelist/cat/codelists.xml#MD_PixelOrientationCode
Code Space: http://standards.iso.org/iso/19115


Entry Description Notes
center point halfway between the lower left and the upper right of the pixel
lowerRight next corner counterclockwise from the lower left
lowerLeft the corner in the pixel closest to the origin of the SRS; if two are at the same distance from the origin, the one with the smallest x-value
upperRight next corner counterclockwise from the lower right
upperLeft next corner counterclockwise from the upper right

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MD_ProgressCode

Status of the dataset or progress of a review

Code List: http://standards.iso.org/iso/19115/resources/Codelist/cat/codelists.xml#MD_ProgressCode
Code Space: http://standards.iso.org/iso/19115


Entry Description Applicable for
accepted agreed to by sponsor
completed production of the data has been completed e.g. raw data that is not ongoing, completed model
deprecated resource superseded and will become obsolete, use only for historical purposes
final progress concluded and no changes will be accepted
historicalArchive data has been stored in an offline storage facility use to indicate data are archived
notAccepted rejected by sponsor
obsolete data is no longer relevant
onGoing data is continually being updated e.g satellite dataset that continues to be augmented
pending committed to, but not yet addressed
planned fixed date has been established upon or by which the data will be created or updated e.g.scheduled cruise
proposed suggested that development needs to be undertaken
required data needs to be generated or updated
retired item is no longer recommended for use. It has not been superseded by another item
superseded replaced by new
tentative provisional changes likely before resource becomes final or complete
underDevelopment data is currently in the process of being created a resource that is not in production yet
valid acceptable under specific conditions
withdrawn removed from consideration

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MD_ReferenceSystemTypeCode

Obligation of the element or entity

Code List: http://standards.iso.org/iso/19115/resources/Codelist/cat/codelists.xml#MD_ReferenceSystemTypeCode
Code Space: http://standards.iso.org/iso/19115


Entry Description Notes
compoundEngineeringParametric compound statio-parametric coordinate reference system containing an engineering coordinate reference system and a parametric reference system. e.g. [local] x, y, pressure
compoundEngineeringParametricTemporal compound statio-parametric-temporal coordinate reference system containing an engineering, a parametric, and a temporal coordinate reference system. e.g. [local] x, y, pressure, time
compoundEngineeringTemporal compound spatio-temporal coordinate reference system containing an engineering and a temporal coordinate reference system. e.g. [local] x, y, time
compoundEngineeringVertical compound spatial reference system containing a horizontal engineering coordinate reference system and a vertical coordinate reference system. e.g. [local] x, y, height
compoundEngineeringVerticalTemporal compound spatio-temporal coordinate reference system containing an engineering, a vertical, and a temporal coordinate reference system. e.g. [local] x, y, height, time
compoundGeodeticParametric compound statio-parametric coordinate reference system containing a 2 dimensional geographic horizontal coordinate reference system and a parametric reference system. e.g. latitude, longitude, pressure
compoundGeodeticParametricTemporal compound statio-parametric-temporal coordinate reference system containing a 2 dimensional geographic horizontal, a parametric and a temporal coordinate reference system. e.g. latitude, longitude, pressure, time
compoundGeographic2DTemporal compound spatio-temporal coordinate reference system containing a 2 dimensional geographic horizontal coordinate reference system and a temporal reference system. e.g. latitude, longitude, time
compoundGeographic2DVertical compound coordinate reference system in which one constituent coordinate reference system is a horizontal geodetic coordinate reference system and one is a vertical coordinate reference system. e.g. latitude, longitude, [gravity-related] height or depth
compoundGeographic3DTemporal compound spatio-temporal coordinate reference system containing a 3 dimensional geographic and a temporal coordinate reference system. e.g. latitude, longitude, ellipsoidal height, time
compoundGeographicVerticalTemporal compound spatio-temporal coordinate reference system containing a 2 dimensional geographic horizontal, a vertical, and a temporal coordinate reference system. e.g. latitude, longitude, height, time
compoundProjected2DParametric compound statio-parametric coordinate reference system containing a projected horizontal coordinate reference system and a parametric reference system. e.g. easting, northing, density
compoundProjected2DParametricTemporal compound statio-parametric-temporal coordinate reference system containing a projected horizontal, a parametric, and a temporal coordinate reference system. e.g. easting, northing, density, time
compoundProjectedTemporal compound spatio-temporal coordinate reference system containing a projected horizontal and a temporal coordinate reference system. e.g. easting, northing, time
compoundProjectedVertical compound spatial reference system containing a horizontal projected coordinate reference system and a vertical coordinate reference system. e.g. easting, northing, [gravity-related] height or depth
compoundProjectedVerticalTemporal compound spatio-temporal coordinate reference system containing a projected horizontal, a vertical, and a temporal coordinate reference system. e.g. easting, northing, height, time
engineering coordinate reference system based on an engineering datum (datum describing the relationship of a coordinate system to a local reference). e.g. [local] x,y
engineeringDesign engineering coordinate reference system in which the base representation of a moving object is specified. e.g. [local] x,y
engineeringImage coordinate reference system based on an image datum (engineering datum which defines the relationship of a coordinate system to an image). e.g. row, column
geodeticGeocentric geodetic CRS having a Cartesian 3D coordinate system. e.g. [geocentric] X,Y,Z
geodeticGeographic2D geodetic CRS having an ellipsoidal 2D coordinate system. e.g. latitude, longitude
geodeticGeographic3D geodetic CRS having an ellipsoidal 3D coordinate system. e.g. latitude, longitude, ellipsoidal height
geographicIdentifier spatial reference in the form of a label or code that identifies a location. e.g. post code
linear set of Linear Referencing Methods and the policies, records and procedures for implementing them. reference system that identifies a location by reference to a segment of a linear geographic feature and distance along that segment from a given point. e.g. x km along road
parametric coordinate reference system based on a parametric datum (datum describing the relationship of a parametric coordinate system to an object). e.g. pressure
projected coordinate reference system derived from a two-dimensional geodetic coordinate reference system by applying a map projection. e.g. easting, northing
temporal reference system against which time is measured. e.g. time
vertical one-dimensional coordinate reference system based on a vertical datum (datum describing the relation of gravity-related heights or depths to the Earth). e.g. [gravity-related] height or depth

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MD_RestrictionCode

Limitation(s) placed upon the access or use of the data

Code List: http://standards.iso.org/iso/19115/resources/Codelist/cat/codelists.xml#MD_RestrictionCode
Code Space: http://standards.iso.org/iso/19115


Entry Description Notes
confidential not available to the public contains information that could be prejudicial to a commercial, industrial, or national interest
copyright exclusive right to the publication, production, or sale of the rights to a literary, dramatic, musical, or artistic work, or to the use of a commercial print or label, granted by law for a specified period of time to an author, composer, artist, distributor
in-confidence with trust
intellectualPropertyRights rights to financial benefit from and control of distribution of non-tangible property that is a result of creativity
licenceDistributor formal permission required for a person or an entity to commercialize or distribute the resource
licenceEndUser formal permission required for a person or an entity to use the resource and that may differ from the person that orders or purchases it
licenceUnrestricted formal permission not required to use the resource
license formal permission to do something
otherRestrictions limitation not listed applies to data is public and in the archive, but not distributed by the archive - add more info in free text field
patent government has granted exclusive right to make, sell, use or license an invention or discovery
patentPending produced or sold information awaiting a patent
private protects rights of individual or organisations from observation, intrusion, or attention of others
restricted withheld from general circulation or disclosure
SBU although unclassified, requires strict controls over its distribution.
statutory prescribed by law
trademark a name, symbol, or other device identifying a product, officially registered and legally restricted to the use of the owner or manufacturer
unrestricted no constraints exist

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MD_ScopeCode

Class of information to which the referencing entity applies

Code List: http://standards.iso.org/iso/19115/resources/Codelist/cat/codelists.xml#MD_ScopeCode
Code Space: http://standards.iso.org/iso/19115


Entry Description Applies to
aggregate information applies to an aggregate resource
application information resource hosted on a specific set of hardware and accessible over a network
attribute information applies to the attribute value
attributeType information applies to the characteristic of a feature
collection information applies to an unstructured set
collectionHardware information applies to the collection hardware class sensor, instrument
collectionSession information applies to the collection session
coverage information applies to a coverage
dataset information applies to the dataset file
dimensionGroup information applies to a dimension group
document information applies to a document
feature information applies to a feature
featureType information applies to a feature type
fieldSession information applies to a field session cruise
initiative information applies to an initiative
metadata information applies to metadata
model information applies to a copy or imitation of an existing or hypothetical object
nonGeographicDataset information applies to non-geographic data space weather data
product metadata describing an ISO 19131 data product specification
propertyType information applies to a property type
repository information applies to a repository
sample information applies to a sample
series information applies to the series a set of files
service information applies to a capability which a service provider entity makes available to a service user entity through a set of interfaces that define a behaviour, such as a use case WMS
software information applies to a computer program or routine
tile information applies to a tile, a spatial subset of geographic data

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MD_SpatialRepresentationTypeCode

Method used to represent geographic information in the dataset

Code List: http://standards.iso.org/iso/19115/resources/Codelist/cat/codelists.xml#MD_SpatialRepresentationTypeCode
Code Space: http://standards.iso.org/iso/19115


Entry Description Notes
grid grid data is used to represent geographic data
stereoModel three-dimensional view formed by the intersecting homologous rays of an overlapping pair of images
textTable textual or tabular data is used to represent geographic data
tin triangulated irregular network
vector vector data is used to represent geographic data
video scene from a video recording

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MD_TopicCategoryCode

High-level geographic data thematic classification to assist in the grouping and search of available geographic data sets. Can be used to group keywords as well. Listed examples are not exhaustive.

NOTE: It is understood there are overlaps between general categories and the user is encouraged to select the one most appropriate.
Code List: http://standards.iso.org/iso/19115/resources/Codelist/cat/codelists.xml#MD_TopicCategoryCode
Code Space: http://standards.iso.org/iso/19115


Entry Description Notes
biota flora and/or fauna in natural environment. Examples: wildlife, vegetation, biological sciences, ecology, wilderness, sealife, wetlands, habitat
boundaries legal land descriptions. Examples: political and administrative boundaries
climatologyMeteorologyAtmosphere processes and phenomena of the atmosphere. Examples: cloud cover, weather, climate, atmospheric conditions, climate change, precipitation
disaster Information related to disasters. Examples: site of the disaster, evacuation zone, disaster-prevention facility, disaster relief activities
economy economic activities, conditions and employment. Examples: production, labour, revenue, commerce, industry, tourism and ecotourism, forestry, fisheries, commercial or subsistence hunting, exploration and exploitation of resources such as minerals, oil and gas
elevation height above or below sea level. Examples: altitude, bathymetry, digital elevation models, slope, derived products
environment environmental resources, protection and conservation. Examples: environmental pollution, waste storage and treatment, environmental impact assessment, monitoring environmental risk, nature reserves, landscape
extraTerrestrial region more than 100 km above the surface of the Earth
farming rearing of animals and/or cultivation of plants. Examples: agriculture, irrigation, aquaculture, plantations, herding, pests and diseases affecting crops and livestock
geoscientificInformation information pertaining to earth sciences. Examples: geophysical features and processes, geology, minerals, sciences dealing with the composition, structure and origin of the earth s rocks, risks of earthquakes, volcanic activity, landslides, gravity information, soils, permafrost, hydrogeology, erosion
health health, health services, human ecology, and safety. Examples: disease and illness, factors affecting health, hygiene, substance abuse, mental and physical health, health services
imageryBaseMapsEarthCover base maps. Examples: land cover, topographic maps, imagery, unclassified images, annotations
inlandWaters inland water features, drainage systems and their characteristics. Examples: rivers and glaciers, salt lakes, water utilization plans, dams, currents, floods, water quality, hydrographic charts
intelligenceMilitary military bases, structures, activities. Examples: barracks, training grounds, military transportation, information collection
location positional information and services. Examples: addresses, geodetic networks, control points, postal zones and services, place names
oceans features and characteristics of salt water bodies (excluding inland waters). Examples: tides, tidal waves, coastal information, reefs
planningCadastre information used for appropriate actions for future use of the land. Examples: land use maps, zoning maps, cadastral surveys, land ownership
society characteristics of society and cultures. Examples: settlements, anthropology, archaeology, education, traditional beliefs, manners and customs, demographic data, recreational areas and activities, social impact assessments, crime and justice, census information
structure man-made construction. Examples: buildings, museums, churches, factories, housing, monuments, shops, towers
transportation means and aids for conveying persons and/or goods. Examples: roads, airports/airstrips, shipping routes, tunnels, nautical charts, vehicle or vessel location, aeronautical charts, railways
utilitiesCommunication energy, water and waste systems and communications infrastructure and services. Examples: hydroelectricity, geothermal, solar and nuclear sources of energy, water purification and distribution, sewage collection and disposal, electricity and gas distribution, data communication, telecommunication, radio, communication networks

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MD_TopologyLevelCode

Degree of complexity of the spatial relationships

Code List: http://standards.iso.org/iso/19115/resources/Codelist/cat/codelists.xml#MD_TopologyLevelCode
Code Space: http://standards.iso.org/iso/19115


Entry Description Notes
abstract topological complex without any specified geometric realisation
fullPlanarGraph 2-dimensional topological complex that is planar. (A 2-dimensional topological complex is commonly called full topology in a cartographic 2D environment.)
fullSurfaceGraph 2-dimensional topological complex that is isomorphic to a subset of a surface
fullTopology3D complete coverage of a 3D Euclidean coordinate space
geometryOnly geometry objects without any additional structure which describes topology
planarGraph 1-dimensional topological complex that is planar. (A planar graph is a graph that can be drawn in a plane in such a way that no two edges intersect except at a vertex.)
surfaceGraph 1-dimensional topological complex that is isomorphic to a subset of a surface. (A geometric complex is isomorphic to a topological complex if their elements are in a one-to-one, dimensional-and boundry-preserving correspondence to one another.)
topology1D 1-dimensional topological complex -- commonly called chain-node topology
topology3D 3-dimensional topological complex. (A topological complex is a collection of topological primitives that are closed under the boundary operations.)

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MI_BandDefinition

Designation of criterion for defining maximum and minimum wavelengths for a spectral band

Code List: http://standards.iso.org/iso/19115/resources/Codelist/cat/codelists.xml#MI_BandDefinition
Code Space: http://standards.iso.org/iso/19115


Entry Description Notes
3db width of a distribution equal to the distance between the outer two points on the distribution having power level half of that at the peak
equivalentWidth width of a band with full sensitivity or absorption at every wavelength that detects or absorbs the same amount of energy as the band described
fiftyPercent full spectral width of a spectral power density measured at 50% of its peak height
halfMaximum width of a distribution equal to the distance between the outer two points on the distribution having power level half of that at the peak
oneOverE width of a distribution equal to the distance between the outer two points on the distribution having power level 1/e that of the peak

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MI_ContextCode

Designation of criterion for defining the context of the scanning process event

Code List: http://standards.iso.org/iso/19115/resources/Codelist/cat/codelists.xml#MI_ContextCode
Code Space: http://standards.iso.org/iso/19115


Entry Description Notes
acqisition event related to a specific domain
pass event related to a sequence of collections
wayPoint event related to navigational manoeuvre

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MI_GeometryTypeCode

Geometric description of the collection

Code List: http://standards.iso.org/iso/19115/resources/Codelist/cat/codelists.xml#MI_GeometryTypeCode
Code Space: http://standards.iso.org/iso/19115


Entry Description Notes
areal collection of a geographic area defined by a polygon (coverage)
linear extended collection in a single vector
point single geographic point of interest
strip series of linear collections grouped by way points

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MI_InstrumentationEventTypeCode

Type of the instrumentation event

Code List: http://standards.iso.org/iso/19115/resources/Codelist/cat/codelists.xml#MI_ObjectiveTypeCode
Code Space: http://standards.iso.org/iso/19115


Entry Description Notes
announcement announcement about future events relevant to the platform/instrument/sensor
calibration calibration event for the platform/instrument/sensor
calibrationCoefficientUpdate update of calibration information for the platform/instrument/sensor
dataLoss event related to data loss
fatal event that renders the platform/instrument/sensor unusable
manoeuvre event related to a manoeuvre of the platform/instrument/sensor
missingData event related to missing data from the platform/instrument/sensor
notice notice about events related to the platform/instrument/sensor
prelaunch event related to prelaunch period for the platform/instrument/sensor
severe event with significant impact on the performance of the platform/instrument/sensor
switchOff event related to switching off platform/instrument/sensor
switchOn event related to switching on platform/instrument/sensor

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MI_ObjectiveTypeCode

Temporal persistence of collection objective

Code List: http://standards.iso.org/iso/19115/resources/Codelist/cat/codelists.xml#MI_ObjectiveTypeCode
Code Space: http://standards.iso.org/iso/19115


Entry Description Notes
instantaneousCollection single instance of collection
persistentView multiple instances of collection
survey collection over specified domain

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MI_OperationTypeCode

Code indicating whether the data contained in this packet is real, simulated, or synthesized

Code List: http://standards.iso.org/iso/19115/resources/Codelist/cat/codelists.xml#MI_OperationTypeCode
Code Space: http://standards.iso.org/iso/19115


Entry Description Notes
real originates from live-fly or other non-simulated operational source
simulated originates from target simulator sources
synthesized mix of real and simulated data

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MI_PolarizationOrientationCode

Polarization of the antenna relative to the waveform

Code List: http://standards.iso.org/iso/19115/resources/Codelist/cat/codelists.xml#MI_PolarizationOrientationCode
Code Space: http://standards.iso.org/iso/19115


Entry Description Notes
horizontal polarization of the sensor oriented in the horizontal plane in realtion to the swath direction
leftCircular polarization of the sensor oriented in the left circular plane in realtion to the swath direction 19115-2
phi polarization of the sensor oriented in the angle between +90 deg and 0 deg perpendicular to swath direction
rightCircular polarization of the sensor oriented in the right circular plane in realtion to the swath direction
theta polarization of the sensor oriented in the angle between +90 deg and 0 deg parallel to swath direction
vertical polarization of the sensor oriented in the vertical plane in realtion to the swath direction

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MI_PriorityCode

Ordered list of priorities

Code List: http://standards.iso.org/iso/19115/resources/Codelist/cat/codelists.xml#MI_PriorityCode
Code Space: http://standards.iso.org/iso/19115


Entry Description Notes
critical decisive importance
highImportance requires resources to be made available
mediumImportance normal operation priority
lowImportance to be completed when resources are available

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MI_SequenceCode

Temporal relation of activation

Code List: http://standards.iso.org/iso/19115/resources/Codelist/cat/codelists.xml#MI_SequenceCode
Code Space: http://standards.iso.org/iso/19115


Entry Description Notes
start beginning of a collection
end end of a collection
instantaneous collection without a significant duration

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MI_TransferFunctionTypeCode

Transform function to be used when scaling a physical value for a given element

Code List: http://standards.iso.org/iso/19115/resources/Codelist/cat/codelists.xml#MI_TransferFunctionTypeCode
Code Space: http://standards.iso.org/iso/19115


Entry Description Notes
exponential collection without a significant duration
linear beginning of a collection
logarithmic end of a collection

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MI_TriggerCode

Mechanism of activation

Code List: http://standards.iso.org/iso/19115/resources/Codelist/cat/codelists.xml#MI_TriggerCode
Code Space: http://standards.iso.org/iso/19115


Entry Description Notes
automatic event due to external stimuli
manual event manually instigated
preProgrammed event instigated by planned internal stimuli

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SV_CouplingType

Class of information to which the referencing entity applies

Code List: http://standards.iso.org/iso/19115/resources/Codelist/cat/codelists.xml#SV_CouplingType
Code Space: http://standards.iso.org/iso/19115


Entry Description Notes
loose service instance is loosely coupled with a data instance
i.e. no MD_DataIdentification class has to be described
mixed service instance is mixed coupled with a data instance
i.e. MD_DataIdentification describes the associated data instance and additionally the service instance might work with other external data instances
tight service instance is tightly coupled with a data instance
i.e. MD_DataIdentification class MUST be described

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SV_ParameterDirection

Indication if the parameter is an input to the service, an output or both

Code List: http://standards.iso.org/iso/19115/resources/Codelist/cat/codelists.xml#SV_ParameterDirection
Code Space: http://standards.iso.org/iso/19115


Entry Description Notes
in indication if the parameter is an input to the service, an output or both
out the parameter is an output parameter to the service instance
in/out the parameter is both an input and output parameter to the service instance

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DCPList

Distributed computing platforms on which the operation has been implemented

Code List: http://standards.iso.org/iso/19115/resources/Codelist/cat/codelists.xml#DCPList
Code Space: http://standards.iso.org/iso/19115


Entry Description Notes
COM component object model - Microsoft's framework for developing and supporting program component objects
CORBA common object request broker architecture
FTP File Transfer Protocol
HTTP HyperText Transfer Protocol
JAVA JAVA programming language
SOAP Simple Object Access Protocol
SQL structured query language - a standard interactive and programming language for getting information from and updating a database
WebServices Web based services
XML extensible markup language
Z3950 ISO 23950

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