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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.

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
Theme KeywordA word or phrase that describes some aspect of a resource. Can be one of several types.

Note: The general identification keywords usually have a type of "theme" and are refered to as "theme keywords". Other types and vocabularies are used for other information. Service Entry Resource Format (SERF) requires a Science and a Service GCMD Keyword. This concept is called Subject in the CSW Specification.
ADIwg /adiwg:project/adiwg:idinfo/adiwg:keywords/adiwg:theme/adiwg:themekey
DIF (1) /dif:DIF/dif:Parameters/dif:Category
DIF (1) /dif:DIF/dif:Parameters/dif:Topic
DIF (1) /dif:DIF/dif:Parameters/dif:Term
DIF (1) /dif:DIF/dif:Parameters/dif:Variable_Level_1
DIF (1) /dif:DIF/dif:Parameters/dif:Variable_Level_2
DIF (1) /dif:DIF/dif:Parameters/dif:Variable_Level_3
DIF (1) /dif:DIF/dif:Parameters/dif:Detailed_Variable
DCAT /dct:keyword
Dryad dcterms:subject
ECHO (1) /*/echo:ScienceKeywords/echo:ScienceKeyword/echo:CategoryKeyword
ECHO (1) /*/echo:ScienceKeywords/echo:ScienceKeyword/echo:TopicKeyword
ECHO (1) /*/echo:ScienceKeywords/echo:ScienceKeyword/echo:TermKeyword
ECHO (1) /*/echo:ScienceKeywords/echo:ScienceKeyword/echo:VariableLevel1Keyword/echo:Value
ECHO (1) /*/echo:ScienceKeywords/echo:ScienceKeyword/echo:VariableLevel2Keyword/echo:Value
ECHO (1) /*/echo:ScienceKeywords/echo:ScienceKeyword/echo:VariableLevel3Keyword
ECHO (1) /*/echo:ScienceKeywords/echo:ScienceKeyword/echo:DetailedVariableKeyword
ECS (1) /*/ecs:DisciplineTopicParameters/ecs:DisciplineKeyword
ECS (1) /*/ecs:DisciplineTopicParameters/ecs:TopicKeyword
ECS (1) /*/ecs:DisciplineTopicParameters/ecs:TermKeyword
ECS (1) /*/ecs:DisciplineTopicParameters/ecs:VariableKeyword
EML (1) /eml:dataset/eml:keywordSet/eml:keyword/eml:text
FGDC /fgdc:metadata/fgdc:idinfo/fgdc:keywords/fgdc:theme/fgdc:themekey
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
ISO (1) /*/gmd:identificationInfo/*/gmd:descriptiveKeywords/gmd:MD_Keywords[gmd:type/gmd:MD_KeywordTypeCode=[normalize-space()="theme"]]/gmd:keyword/gco:CharacterString
ISO-1 /mdb:MD_Metadata/mdb:identificationInfo/*/mri:descriptiveKeywords/mri:MD_Keywords[mri:type/mri:MD_KeywordTypeCode=[normalize-space()="theme"]]/mri:keyword/gco:CharacterString
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
OGC-SOS (1) /sos:Capabilities/ows:ServiceIdentification/ows:Keywords[ows:Type='theme']/ows:Keyword
SERF /serf:SERF/serf:Keyword
THREDDS (1) //thredds:metadata/thredds:keyword
THREDDS (1) //thredds:dataset/thredds:keyword
netCDF (1) /nc:netcdf/nc:attribute[@nc:name=keywords]/@nc:value
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
DIF /dif:DIF/dif:Entry_Title
DIF /dif:DIF/dif:Data_Set_Citation/dif:Dataset_Title
DCAT /dct:title
Dryad dcterms:title
ECHO /*/echo:ShortName>/*/echo:LongName
ECS /*/ecs:ShortName > /*/ecs:LongName
EML /eml:dataset/eml:title/eml:text
FGDC /fgdc:metadata/fgdc:idinfo/fgdc:citation/fgdc:citeinfo/fgdc: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/gco:CharacterString
ISO-1 /mdb:MD_Metadata/mdb:identificationInfo/*/mri:citation/cit:CI_Citation/cit:title/gco:CharacterString
UMM /umm:UMM/umm:CollectionCitation/umm:Title
OGC-SOS /sos:Capabilities/ows:ServiceIdentification/ows: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
netCDF /nc:netcdf/nc:attribute[@nc:name=title]/@nc:value
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
DIF /dif:DIF/dif:Summary/dif:Abstract
DCAT /dct:description
Dryad dcterms:description
ECHO /*/echo:Description
ECS /*/ecs:CollectionDescription
EML /eml:dataset/eml:abstract/eml:descendant
FGDC /fgdc:metadata/fgdc:idinfo/fgdc:descript/fgdc:abstract
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/gco:CharacterString
ISO-1 /mdb:MD_Metadata/mdb:identificationInfo/*/mri:abstract/gco:CharacterString
UMM /umm:UMM/umm:Summary
OGC-SOS /sos:Capabilities/ows:ServiceIdentification/ows:Abstract
SERF /serf:SERF/serf:Summary/serf:Abstract
THREDDS //thredds:dataset/thredds:documentation[@type='abstract']
THREDDS //thredds:metadata/thredds:documentation[@type='abstract']
netCDF /nc:netcdf/nc:attribute[@nc:name='summary']/@nc:value
Resource FormatThe physical or digital manifestation of the resourceDCAT /dct:format
ECHO /*/echo:DataFormat
ECS /ecs:PrimaryCSDT
FGDC /fgdc:metadata/fgdc:distInfo/fgdc:distributor/fgdc:distorFormat/fgdc:formatName
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:identificationInfo/gmd:MD_DataIdentification/gmd:resourceFormat/gmd:MD_Format/gmd:name/gco:CharacterString
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
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
ISO /*/gmd:fileIdentifier/gco:CharacterString
ISO-1 /mdb:MD_Metadata/mdb:metadataIdentifier/mcc:MD_Identifier
SERF /serf:SERF/serf:Entry_ID
Modified DateDate on which the record was created or updated within the catalogueDIF /dif:DIF/dif:Last_DIF_Revision_Date
DCAT /dct:modified
ECHO /*/echo:LastUpdate
ECS /*/ecs:RevisionDate
FGDC /fgdc:metadata/fgdc:metainfo/fgdc:metd
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
Resource TypeA resource code identifying the type of resource; e.g. dataset, a collection, an application (See MD_ScopeCode) for which the metadata describes.FGDC /fgdc:metadata/fgdc:distinfo/fgdc:resdesc
ISO /*/gmd:hierarchyLevel/gmd:MD_ScopeCode
ISO-1 /mdb:MD_Metadata/mdb:metadataScope/mdb:MD_MetadataScope/mdb:resourceScope/mcc:MD_ScopeCode
Bounding BoxA bounding box for identifying a geographic area of interest

Note: This concept is called "Coverage" in the CSW Specification
DIF /dif:DIF/dif:Spatial_Coverage
DCAT /dct:spatial
ECHO /*/echo:Spatial/echo:HorizontalSpatialDomain/echo:Geometry/echo:BoundingRectangle
ECS /*/ecs:Spatial/ecs:HorizontalSpatialDomain/ecs:BoundingRectangle
FGDC /fgdc:metadata/fgdc:idinfo/fgdc:spdom/fgdc:bounding
ISO /*/gmd:identificationInfo/gmd:MD_DataIdentification/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
Coordinate Reference System (CRS)Geographic Coordinate Reference System (Authority and ID) for the BoundingBoxECHO /*/echo:Spatial/echo:HorizontalSpatialDomain/echo:Geometry/echo:CoordinateSystem
ECS /*/ecs:LocalCoordinateSystemDescription/ecs:LocalCoordinateSystem
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/gco:CharacterString
ISO-1 /mdb:MD_Metadata/mdb:referenceSystemInfo/mrs:MD_ReferenceSystem/mrs:referenceSystemIdentifier/mcc:MD_Identifier/mcc:codeSpace/gco:CharacterString
AssociationComplete statement of a one-to-one relationshipECHO /*/echo:CollectionAssociation
ECS /*/ecs:CollectionAssociation
ISO /*/gmd:identificationInfo/*/gmd:aggregationInfo/gmd:MD_AggregateInformation
ISO //gmd:dataQualityInfo/gmd:DQ_DataQuality/gmd: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
DIF /dif:DIF/dif:Entry_Title
DIF /dif:DIF/dif:Data_Set_Citation/dif:Dataset_Title
DCAT /dct:title
Dryad dcterms:title
ECHO /*/echo:ShortName>/*/echo:LongName
ECS /*/ecs:ShortName > /*/ecs:LongName
EML /eml:dataset/eml:title/eml:text
FGDC /fgdc:metadata/fgdc:idinfo/fgdc:citation/fgdc:citeinfo/fgdc: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/gco:CharacterString
ISO-1 /mdb:MD_Metadata/mdb:identificationInfo/*/mri:citation/cit:CI_Citation/cit:title/gco:CharacterString
UMM /umm:UMM/umm:CollectionCitation/umm:Title
OGC-SOS /sos:Capabilities/ows:ServiceIdentification/ows: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
netCDF /nc:netcdf/nc:attribute[@nc:name=title]/@nc:value
Author / OriginatorThe principal author of the resource

Note: In CSW this concept is called Creator
DIF /dif:DIF/dif:Data_Set_Citation/dif:Dataset_Creator
ECHO /echo:Contacts/echo:Contact[Role='Data Originator']
ECHO /echo:Contacts/echo:Contact[Role='Investigator']
ECHO /echo:Contacts/echo:Contact[Role='Producer']
ECHO /echo:Contacts/echo:Contact[Role='INVESTIGATOR']
ECS /ecs:Author
EML concat(//eml:eml/eml:dataset/eml:creator/eml:individualName/eml:givenName/eml:text,//eml:eml/eml:dataset/eml:creator/eml:individualName/eml:surName/eml:text)
FGDC /fgdc:metadata/fgdc:idinfo/fgdc:citation/fgdc:citeinfo/fgdc:origin
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[gmd:role/gmd:CI_RoleCode[normalize-space()="author"]]
ISO /*/gmd:identificationInfo/*/gmd:citation/gmd:CI_Citation/gmd:citedResponsibleParty/gmd:CI_ResponsibleParty[gmd:role/gmd:CI_RoleCode[normalize-space()="originator"]]
ISO-1 /mdb:MD_Metadata/mdb:identificationInfo/*/mri:citation/cit:CI_Citation/cit:citedResponsibleParty/cit:CI_Responsibility[cit:role/cit:CI_RoleCode[normalize-space()="author"]]
ISO-1 /mdb:MD_Metadata/mdb:identificationInfo/*/mri:citation/cit:CI_Citation/cit:citedResponsibleParty/cit:CI_Responsibility[cit:role/cit:CI_RoleCode[normalize-space()="originator"]]
THREDDS //thredds:dataset/thredds:creator/thredds:name
netCDF /nc:netcdf/nc:attribute[@nc:name=creator_name]/@nc:value
Theme KeywordA word or phrase that describes some aspect of a resource. Can be one of several types.

Note: The general identification keywords usually have a type of "theme" and are refered to as "theme keywords". Other types and vocabularies are used for other information. Service Entry Resource Format (SERF) requires a Science and a Service GCMD Keyword. This concept is called Subject in the CSW Specification.
ADIwg /adiwg:project/adiwg:idinfo/adiwg:keywords/adiwg:theme/adiwg:themekey
DIF (1) /dif:DIF/dif:Parameters/dif:Category
DIF (1) /dif:DIF/dif:Parameters/dif:Topic
DIF (1) /dif:DIF/dif:Parameters/dif:Term
DIF (1) /dif:DIF/dif:Parameters/dif:Variable_Level_1
DIF (1) /dif:DIF/dif:Parameters/dif:Variable_Level_2
DIF (1) /dif:DIF/dif:Parameters/dif:Variable_Level_3
DIF (1) /dif:DIF/dif:Parameters/dif:Detailed_Variable
DCAT /dct:keyword
Dryad dcterms:subject
ECHO (1) /*/echo:ScienceKeywords/echo:ScienceKeyword/echo:CategoryKeyword
ECHO (1) /*/echo:ScienceKeywords/echo:ScienceKeyword/echo:TopicKeyword
ECHO (1) /*/echo:ScienceKeywords/echo:ScienceKeyword/echo:TermKeyword
ECHO (1) /*/echo:ScienceKeywords/echo:ScienceKeyword/echo:VariableLevel1Keyword/echo:Value
ECHO (1) /*/echo:ScienceKeywords/echo:ScienceKeyword/echo:VariableLevel2Keyword/echo:Value
ECHO (1) /*/echo:ScienceKeywords/echo:ScienceKeyword/echo:VariableLevel3Keyword
ECHO (1) /*/echo:ScienceKeywords/echo:ScienceKeyword/echo:DetailedVariableKeyword
ECS (1) /*/ecs:DisciplineTopicParameters/ecs:DisciplineKeyword
ECS (1) /*/ecs:DisciplineTopicParameters/ecs:TopicKeyword
ECS (1) /*/ecs:DisciplineTopicParameters/ecs:TermKeyword
ECS (1) /*/ecs:DisciplineTopicParameters/ecs:VariableKeyword
EML (1) /eml:dataset/eml:keywordSet/eml:keyword/eml:text
FGDC /fgdc:metadata/fgdc:idinfo/fgdc:keywords/fgdc:theme/fgdc:themekey
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
ISO (1) /*/gmd:identificationInfo/*/gmd:descriptiveKeywords/gmd:MD_Keywords[gmd:type/gmd:MD_KeywordTypeCode=[normalize-space()="theme"]]/gmd:keyword/gco:CharacterString
ISO-1 /mdb:MD_Metadata/mdb:identificationInfo/*/mri:descriptiveKeywords/mri:MD_Keywords[mri:type/mri:MD_KeywordTypeCode=[normalize-space()="theme"]]/mri:keyword/gco:CharacterString
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
OGC-SOS (1) /sos:Capabilities/ows:ServiceIdentification/ows:Keywords[ows:Type='theme']/ows:Keyword
SERF /serf:SERF/serf:Keyword
THREDDS (1) //thredds:metadata/thredds:keyword
THREDDS (1) //thredds:dataset/thredds:keyword
netCDF (1) /nc:netcdf/nc:attribute[@nc:name=keywords]/@nc:value
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
DIF /dif:DIF/dif:Summary/dif:Abstract
DCAT /dct:description
Dryad dcterms:description
ECHO /*/echo:Description
ECS /*/ecs:CollectionDescription
EML /eml:dataset/eml:abstract/eml:descendant
FGDC /fgdc:metadata/fgdc:idinfo/fgdc:descript/fgdc:abstract
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/gco:CharacterString
ISO-1 /mdb:MD_Metadata/mdb:identificationInfo/*/mri:abstract/gco:CharacterString
UMM /umm:UMM/umm:Summary
OGC-SOS /sos:Capabilities/ows:ServiceIdentification/ows:Abstract
SERF /serf:SERF/serf:Summary/serf:Abstract
THREDDS //thredds:dataset/thredds:documentation[@type='abstract']
THREDDS //thredds:metadata/thredds:documentation[@type='abstract']
netCDF /nc:netcdf/nc:attribute[@nc:name='summary']/@nc:value
PublisherPublisher of the cited resourceDIF /dif:DIF/dif:Data_Set_Citation/dif:Dataset_Publisher
DIF /dif:DIF/dif:Reference/dif:Publisher
DCAT /dct:publisher
FGDC /fgdc:metadata/fgdc:idinfo/fgdc:citation/fgdc:citeinfo/fgdc:pubinfo/fgdc:publish
HDF5.1 /hdf5:HDF5-File/hdf5:RootGroup/hdf5:Attribute[@Name='publisher']/hdf5:Data/hdf5:DataFromFile
ISO //gmd:CI_ResponsibleParty[gmd:role/gmd:CI_RoleCode[normalize-space()="publisher"]]/gmd:organisationName/gco:CharacterString
ISO-1 //cit:CI_Responsibility[cit:role/cit:CI_RoleCode[normalize-space()="publisher"]]/cit:party/cit:CI_Organisation/cit:name/gco:CharacterString
THREDDS //thredds:dataset/thredds:publisher/thredds:name
THREDDS //thredds:metadata/thredds:publisher/thredds:name
netCDF /nc:netcdf/nc:attribute[@nc:name=publisher_name]/@nc:value
Contributor NameContributor to the resourceFGDC /fgdc:metadata/fgdc:citation/fgdc:citeinfo/fgdc:origin
FGDC /fgdc:metadata/fgdc:idinfo/fgdc:datacred
FGDC /fgdc:metadata/fgdc:metainfo/fgdc:metc/fgdc:cntinfo
ISO /*/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[normalize-space()="manyOptions"]]/cit:party/cit:CI_Individual/cit:name/gco:CharacterString
THREDDS /thredds:catalog/thredds:metadata/thredds:contributor
THREDDS /thredds:catalog/thredds:dataset/thredds:contributor
netCDF /nc:netcdf/nc:attribute[@nc:name=creator_name]/@nc:value
netCDF /nc:netcdf/nc:attribute[@nc:name=contributor_name]/@nc:value
Modified DateDate on which the record was created or updated within the catalogueDIF /dif:DIF/dif:Last_DIF_Revision_Date
DCAT /dct:modified
ECHO /*/echo:LastUpdate
ECS /*/ecs:RevisionDate
FGDC /fgdc:metadata/fgdc:metainfo/fgdc:metd
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
Resource TypeA resource code identifying the type of resource; e.g. dataset, a collection, an application (See MD_ScopeCode) for which the metadata describes.FGDC /fgdc:metadata/fgdc:distinfo/fgdc:resdesc
ISO /*/gmd:hierarchyLevel/gmd:MD_ScopeCode
ISO-1 /mdb:MD_Metadata/mdb:metadataScope/mdb:MD_MetadataScope/mdb:resourceScope/mcc:MD_ScopeCode
Resource FormatThe physical or digital manifestation of the resourceDCAT /dct:format
ECHO /*/echo:DataFormat
ECS /ecs:PrimaryCSDT
FGDC /fgdc:metadata/fgdc:distInfo/fgdc:distributor/fgdc:distorFormat/fgdc:formatName
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:identificationInfo/gmd:MD_DataIdentification/gmd:resourceFormat/gmd:MD_Format/gmd:name/gco:CharacterString
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
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
ISO /*/gmd:fileIdentifier/gco:CharacterString
ISO-1 /mdb:MD_Metadata/mdb:metadataIdentifier/mcc:MD_Identifier
SERF /serf:SERF/serf:Entry_ID
Source CitationReference to the processing input source.FGDC /fgdc:metadata/fgdc:dataqual/fgdc:lineage/fgdc:srcinfo/fgdc: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 metadataFGDC /fgdc:metadata/fgdc:metainfo/fgdc:metstdn
ISO /*/gmd:language/gco:CharacterString
ISO-1 /mdb:MD_Metadata/mdb:defaultLocale/lan:PT_Locale/lan:language/lan:LanguageCode
Related Resource CitationCitation information about the associated resource.DCAT /dct:references
FGDC /fgdc:metadata/fgdc:idinfo/fgdc:citation/fgdc:citeinfo/fgdc:lworkcit
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
Bounding BoxA bounding box for identifying a geographic area of interest

Note: This concept is called "Coverage" in the CSW Specification
DIF /dif:DIF/dif:Spatial_Coverage
DCAT /dct:spatial
ECHO /*/echo:Spatial/echo:HorizontalSpatialDomain/echo:Geometry/echo:BoundingRectangle
ECS /*/ecs:Spatial/ecs:HorizontalSpatialDomain/ecs:BoundingRectangle
FGDC /fgdc:metadata/fgdc:idinfo/fgdc:spdom/fgdc:bounding
ISO /*/gmd:identificationInfo/gmd:MD_DataIdentification/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
RightsInformation about rights held in and over the resourceFGDC /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
ISO /*/gmd:identificationInfo/*/gmd:resourceConstraints/gmd:MD_LegalConstraints
ISO-1 /mdb:MD_Metadata/mdb:identificationInfo/*/mri:resourceConstraints/mco:MD_LegalConstraints


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
Revision DateDate of revision of the cited resourceISO //gmd:CI_Citation/gmd:date/gmd:CI_Date[gmd:dateType/gmd:CI_DateTypeCode=[normalize-space()="revision"]]/gmd:date/gco:Date
ISO //gmd:CI_Citation/gmd:date/gmd:CI_Date[gmd:dateType/gmd:CI_DateTypeCode=[normalize-space()="revision"]]/gmd:date/gco:DateTime
ISO-1 //cit:CI_Citation/cit:date/cit:CI_Date[cit:dateType/cit:CI_DateTypeCode=[normalize-space()="revision"]]/cit:date/gco:Date
ISO-1 //cit:CI_Citation/cit:date/cit:CI_Date[cit:dateType/cit:CI_DateTypeCode=[normalize-space()="revision"]]/cit:date/gco:DateTime
Resource Creation/Revision DateThe date the resource was createdDIF /dif:DIF/dif:Data_Set_Citation/dif:Dataset_Release_Date
DCAT /dct:issued
ECHO /*/echo:InsertTime
ECHO /*/echo:LastUpdate
ECS /*/ecs:RevisionDate
FGDC /fgdc:metadata/fgdc:idinfo/fgdc:citation/fgdc:citeinfo/fgdc:pubdate
HDF5.1 /hdf5:HDF5-File/hdf5:RootGroup/hdf5:Attribute[@Name='date_created']/hdf5:Data/hdf5:DataFromFile
ISO //gmd:CI_Citation/gmd:date/gmd:CI_Date[gmd:dateType/gmd:CI_DateTypeCode=[normalize-space()="creation"]]/gmd:date/gco:Date
ISO //gmd:CI_Citation/gmd:date/gmd:CI_Date[gmd:dateType/gmd:CI_DateTypeCode=[normalize-space()="creation"]]/gmd:date/gco:DateTime
ISO //gmd:CI_Citation/gmd:date/gmd:CI_Date[gmd:dateType/gmd:CI_DateTypeCode=[normalize-space()="revision"]]/gmd:date/gco:Date
ISO //gmd:CI_Citation/gmd:date/gmd:CI_Date[gmd:dateType/gmd:CI_DateTypeCode=[normalize-space()="revision"]]/gmd:date/gco:DateTime
ISO //gmd:CI_Citation/gmd:date/gmd:CI_Date[gmd:dateType/gmd:CI_DateTypeCode=[normalize-space()="publication"]]/gmd:date/gco:Date
ISO //gmd:CI_Citation/gmd:date/gmd:CI_Date[gmd:dateType/gmd:CI_DateTypeCode=[normalize-space()="publication"]]/gmd:date/gco:DateTime
ISO-1 //cit:CI_Citation/cit:date/cit:CI_Date[cit:dateType/cit:CI_DateTypeCode=[normalize-space()="creation"]]/cit:date/gco:DateTime
ISO-1 //cit:CI_Citation/cit:date/cit:CI_Date[cit:dateType/cit:CI_DateTypeCode=[normalize-space()="revision"]]/cit:date/gco:DateTime
ISO-1 //cit:CI_Citation/cit:date/cit:CI_Date[cit:dateType/cit:CI_DateTypeCode=[normalize-space()="publication"]]/cit:date/gco:DateTime
SERF /serf:SERF/serf:Service_Citation/serf:Release_Date
THREDDS /thredds:catalog/thredds:metadata/thredds:date[@type='created']
netCDF /nc:netcdf/nc:attribute[@nc:name=date_created]/@nc:value
Publication DateDate of publication of the cited resourceDIF /dif:DIF/dif:Data_Set_Citation/dif:Dataset_Release_Date
DIF /dif:DIF/dif:Reference/dif:Publication_Date
DCAT /dct:issued
Dryad dcterms:dateSubmitted
ECHO /*/echo:InsertTime
ECS /*ecs:CitationforExternalPublication
EML /eml:dataset/eml:pubDate/eml:text
FGDC /fgdc:metadata/fgdc:idinfo/fgdc:citation/fgdc:citeinfo/fgdc:pubdate
ISO //gmd:CI_Citation/gmd:date/gmd:CI_Date[gmd:dateType/gmd:CI_DateTypeCode=[normalize-space()="publication"]]/gmd:date/gco:Date
ISO //gmd:CI_Citation/gmd:date/gmd:CI_Date[gmd:dateType/gmd:CI_DateTypeCode=[normalize-space()="publication"]]/gmd:date/gco:DateTime
ISO-1 //cit:CI_Citation/cit:date/cit:CI_Date[cit:dateType/cit:CI_DateTypeCode=[normalize-space()="publication"]]/cit:date/gco:DateTime
Organization NameName of the organizationDIF (1) /dif:DIF/dif:Data_Center/dif:Data_Center_Name/dif:Short_Name
DIF (1) /dif:DIF/dif:Data_Center/dif:Data_Center_Name/dif:Long_Name
ECHO (1) /*/echo:Contacts/echo:Contact/echo:OrganizationName
ECS (1) /*/ecs:Contact/ecs:ContactOrganizationName
FGDC /fgdc:metadata/fgdc:idinfo/fgdc:citation/fgdc:citeinfo/fgdc:origin
ISO (1) //gmd:CI_ResponsibleParty/gmd:organisationName/gco:CharacterString
ISO-1 (1) //cit:CI_Responsibility/cit:party/cit:CI_Organisation/cit:name/gco:CharacterString
UMM (1) /umm:UMM/umm:Personnel/umm:ContactPerson/umm:OrganizationName
OGC-SOS (1) /sos:Capabilities/ows:ServiceProvider/ows:ProviderName
Security ConstraintsHandling restrictions imposed on the resource or metadata for national security or similar security concerns.DIF /dif:DIF/dif:Access_Constraints
DIF /dif:DIF/dif:Use_Constraints
FGDC /fgdc:metadata/fgdc:idinfo/fgdc:secinfo
ISO /*/gmd:identificationInfo//*/gmd:resourceConstraints/gmd:MD_SecurityConstraints
ISO-1 /mdb:MD_Metadata/mdb:identificationInfo/*/mri:resourceConstraints/mco:MD_SecurityConstraints
Metadata LanguageLanguage of the metadataFGDC /fgdc:metadata/fgdc:metainfo/fgdc:metstdn
ISO /*/gmd:language/gco:CharacterString
ISO-1 /mdb:MD_Metadata/mdb:defaultLocale/lan:PT_Locale/lan:language/lan:LanguageCode
Resource IdentifierIdentifier for the resource described by the metadataADIwg /adiwg:project/adiwg:idinfo/adiwg:ids/adiwg:projguid
DIF /dif:DIF/dif:Data_Set_Citation/dif:Dataset_DOI
DCAT /dct:identifier
ECHO /*/echo:DataSetId
ECHO (1) /*/echo:ShortName | /*/echo:LongName
ECS /ecs:LocalGranuleID
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/gco:CharacterString
ISO-1 /mdb:MD_Metadata/mdb:identificationInfo/*/mri:citation/cit:CI_Citation/cit:identifier/mcc:MD_Identifier/mcc:code/gco:CharacterString
THREDDS /thredds:catalog/thredds:dataset/@ID
netCDF /nc:netcdf/nc:attribute[@nc:name=id]/@nc:value
Parent IdentifierA unique identifier for a parent dataset or collectionDIF /dif:DIF/dif:Parent_DIF
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: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
Keyword TypeMethods used to group similar keywordsFGDC /fgdc:metadata/fgdc:idinfo/fgdc:keywords/fgdc:theme/fgdc:themekt
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
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.

Data Discoverability