Data Discovery (ISO-19115-1)

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The spirals below provide guidance for ISO 19115-1 data discovery recommendations. Where compatible XPath references are provided for the DIF, ECHO, ECS, DCAT, ISO, ISO-1 and FGDC documentation dialects.

ISO-1 for Data Discovery - Mandatory

This spiral includes mandatory ISO 19115-1 attributes for data discovery. This list of attributes was obtained from table F.1 of the ISO 19115-1 Specification.

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

Note: This concept is called "Desciption" in Catalog Services for the Web.
ADIwg /adiwg:project/adiwg:idinfo/adiwg:descript/adiwg:abstract
BDP /bdp:metadata/bdp:idinfo/bdp:descript/bdp:abstract
CSDGM /csdgm:metadata/csdgm:idinfo/csdgm:descript/csdgm:abstract
DCAT /dct:description
DCITE /dcite:resource/dcite:descriptions/dcite:description[@descriptionType='Abstract']
DIF /dif:DIF/dif:Summary
DIF /dif:DIF/dif:Summary/dif:Abstract
DIF-10 /dif:DIF/dif:Summary/dif:Abstract
Dryad /*/dcterms:description
ECHO /*/echo:Description
ECS /*/ecs:CollectionDescription
EML /eml:eml/*/abstract
HCLS dct:description
HDF5.1 /hdf5:HDF5-File/hdf5:RootGroup/hdf5:Attribute[@Name='summary']/hdf5:Data/hdf5:DataFromFile
HDF5.1 /hdf5:HDF5-File/hdf5:RootGroup/hdf5:Group[@Name='METADATA']/hdf5:Group[@Name='COLLECTIONMETADATA']/hdf5:Attribute[@Name='CollectionDescription']/hdf5:Data/hdf5:DataFromFile
ISO /*/gmd:identificationInfo/*/gmd:abstract//*
ISO-1 /mdb:MD_Metadata/mdb:identificationInfo/*/mri:abstract//*
MODS //mods:mods/mods:abstract
Mercury /mercury:metadata/mercury:idinfo/mercury:descript/mercury:abstract
OGC-SOS /sos:Capabilities/ows:ServiceIdentification/ows:Abstract
Onedcx /onedcx:metadata/onedcx:simpleDc/dcterms:description
Onedcx /onedcx:metadata/onedcx:dcTerms/dcterms:abstract
RDA-CISL /rda:dsOverview/rda:summary
SERF /serf:SERF/serf:Summary/serf:Abstract
THREDDS //thredds:dataset/thredds:documentation[@type='abstract']
THREDDS //thredds:metadata/thredds:documentation[@type='abstract']
UMM /umm:UMM/umm:Summary
Metadata Modified DateDate on which the metadata record (not the resource) was created or updated within the catalogue.BDP /bdp:metadata/bdp:metainfo/bdp:metd
CSDGM /csdgm:metadata/csdgm:metainfo/csdgm:metd
DCAT /dct:modified
DIF /*/dif:DIF_Creation_Date
DIF /*/dif:Last_DIF_Revision_Date
DIF-10 /*/dif:Metadata_Dates/dif:Metadata_Creation
DIF-10 /*/dif:Metadata_Dates/dif:Metadata_Last_Revision
ECHO /*/echo:RevisionDate
ECHO /*/echo:DataGranule/echo:ProductionDateTime
ECS /*/ecs:RevisionDate
EML /eml:eml/*/maintenance/changeHistory/changeDate
ISO /*/gmd:dateStamp/gco:Date
ISO /*/gmd:dateStamp/gco:DateTime
ISO-1 /mdb:MD_Metadata/mdb:dateInfo/cit:CI_Date[cit:dateType/cit:CI_DateTypeCode='lastUpdate']/cit:date/gco:DateTime
MODS //mods:mods/mods:recordInfo/mods:recordChangeDate
Mercury /mercury:metadata/mercury:idinfo/mercury:timeperd/mercury:timeinfo/mercury:rngdates/mercury:enddate | /mercury:metadata/mercury:idinfo/mercury:timeperd/mercury:timeinfo/mercury:rngdates/mercury:endtime
Mercury /mercury:metadata/mercury:metainfo/mercury:metd
Metadata ContactThe organization or person currently responsible for the metadata.ADIwg /adiwg:project/adiwg:metainfo/adiwg:metc
BDP /bdp:metadata/bdp:metainfo/bdp:metc/bdp:cntinfo
CSDGM /csdgm:metadata/csdgm:metainfo/csdgm:metc/csdgm:cntinfo
DIF /dif:DIF/dif:Personnel[dif:Role='DIF AUTHOR']
DIF /dif:DIF/dif:Originating_Metadata_Node
DIF-10 /dif:DIF/dif:Personnel[dif:Role='DIF AUTHOR']
DIF-10 /dif:DIF/dif:Originating_Metadata_Node
ECHO /*/echo:ArchiveCenter
ECHO /*/Contacts/Contact[contains(Role,'DIF AUTHOR')]
ECS /*/ecs:Contact[Role='Archive']
EML /eml:eml/*/metadataProvider
HDF5.1 /hdf5:HDF5-File/hdf5:RootGroup/hdf5:Attribute[@Name='creator_name']/hdf5:Data/hdf5:DataFromFile
HDF5.1 /hdf5:HDF5-File/hdf5:RootGroup/hdf5:Group[@Name='METADATA']/hdf5:Group[@Name='COLLECTIONMETADATA']/hdf5:Group[@Name='ContactPerson']
HDF5.1 /hdf5:HDF5-File/hdf5:RootGroup/hdf5:Group[@Name='METADATA']/hdf5:Group[@Name='COLLECTIONMETADATA']/hdf5:Group[@Name='ContactOrganization']/hdf5:Group[@Name='Data_Originator']
ISO /*/gmd:contact
ISO-1 /mdb:MD_Metadata/mdb:contact/cit:CI_Responsibility
Mercury /mercury:metadata/mercury:metainfo/mercury:metc/mercury:cntinfo
Mercury /mercury:metadata/mercury:metainfo/mercury:metc/mercury:cntinfo/mercury:cntorgp/mercury:cntper
Mercury /mercury:metadata/mercury:metainfo/mercury:metc/mercury:cntinfo/mercury:cntperp/mercury:cntper
OGC-SOS /sos:Capabilities/ows:ServiceProvider
SERF /serf:SERF/serf:Personnel[serf:Role='SERF AUTHOR']
THREDDS /thredds:catalog/thredds:dataset/thredds:creator/thredds:name
Bounding BoxA bounding box for identifying a geographic area of interest

Note: This concept is called "Coverage" in the CSW Specification
BDP /bdp:metadata/bdp:idinfo/bdp:spdom/bdp:bounding
CSDGM /csdgm:metadata/csdgm:idinfo/csdgm:spdom/csdgm:bounding
DCAT /dct:spatial
DCITE /dcite:resource/dcite:geoLocations/dcite:geoLocation/dcite:geoLocationPlace
DIF /dif:DIF/dif:Spatial_Coverage//*
DIF-10 /dif:DIF/dif:Spatial_Coverage//*
ECHO /*/echo:Spatial/echo:HorizontalSpatialDomain/echo:Geometry/echo:BoundingRectangle//*
ECS /*/ecs:Spatial/ecs:HorizontalSpatialDomain/ecs:BoundingRectangle//*
EML /eml:eml/*/coverage/geographicCoverage/boundingCoordinates
ISO /*/gmd:identificationInfo/*/gmd:extent/gmd:EX_Extent/gmd:geographicElement/gmd:EX_GeographicBoundingBox//*
ISO /*/gmd:identificationInfo/srv:SV_ServiceIdentification/srv:extent/gmd:EX_Extent/gmd:geographicElement/gmd:EX_GeographicBoundingBox//*
ISO-1 /mdb:MD_Metadata/mdb:identificationInfo/*/mri:extent/gex:EX_Extent/gex:geographicElement/gex:EX_GeographicBoundingBox//*
MODS //mods:mods/mods:subject/mods:geographic/cartographics/coordinates
Mercury /mercury:metadata/mercury:idinfo/mercury:spdom/mercury:bounding
Onedcx /onedcx:metadata/onedcx:dcTerms/dcterms:spatial[@xsi:type="dcterms:Box"]
RDA-CISL /rda:dsOverview/rda:contentMetadata/rda:geospatialCoverage/rda:grid
Topic CategoryHigh level category enumeration used in ISODCAT /dct:theme
DIF /dif:DIF/dif:ISO_Topic_Category
DIF-10 /dif:DIF/dif:ISO_Topic_Category
ISO /*/gmd:identificationInfo/*/gmd:topicCategory/gmd:MD_TopicCategoryCode
ISO-1 /mdb:MD_Metadata/mdb:identificationInfo/*/mri:topicCategory/mri:MD_TopicCategoryCode
RDA-CISL /rda:dsOverview/rda:topic[@vocabulary='ISO']
SERF /serf:ISO_Topic_Category
UMM (1) /umm:UMM/umm:ISOTopicCategory


ISO-1 for Data Discovery - Conditional

This spiral includes conditional ISO 19115-1 attributes for data discovery. This list of attributes was obtained from table F.1 of the ISO 19115-1 Specification.

Source: ISO-1 Metadata for Data Discovery
ConceptDescriptionDialect (Fit) Paths
Resource LanguageThe language of the resource.DCAT /dct:Language
DCITE /dcite:resource/dcite:language
DIF /dif:DIF/dif:Data_Set_Language
DIF-10 /dif:DIF/dif:Dataset_Language
EML /eml:eml/@xml:lang | /eml:eml/*/language
HCLS dct:language
ISO /*/gmd:identificationInfo/*/gmd:language//*
ISO /*/gmd:identificationInfo/*/gmd:language/gmd:LanguageCode
ISO-1 /mdb:MD_Metadata/mdb:defaultLocale/lan:PT_Locale/lan:language/lan:LanguageCode
ISO-1 /mdb:MD_Metadata/mdb:otherLocale/lan:PT_Locale/lan:language/lan:LanguageCode
MODS //mods:mods/mods:language
Onedcx /onedcx:metadata/onedcx:simpleDc/dcterms:language
SERF /serf:SERF/serf:Service_Language
Resource TypeA resource code identifying the type of resource; e.g. dataset, a collection, an application (See MD_ScopeCode) for which the metadata describes.BDP /bdp:metadata/bdp:distinfo/bdp:resdesc
CSDGM /csdgm:metadata/csdgm:distinfo/csdgm:resdesc
DCITE /dcite:resource/dcite:resourceType/@resourceTypeGeneral
Dryad /*/dcterms:type
EML /eml:eml/*/physical/dataFormat
HCLS dct:Dataset | void:Dataset
ISO /*/gmd:hierarchyLevel/gmd:MD_ScopeCode
ISO-1 /mdb:MD_Metadata/mdb:metadataScope/mdb:MD_MetadataScope/mdb:resourceScope/mcc:MD_ScopeCode
MODS //mods:mods/mods:typeOfResource
Mercury /mercury:metadata/mercury:distinfo/mercury:resdesc
Onedcx /onedcx:metadata/onedcx:simpleDc/dcterms:type
RDA-CISL /rda:dsOverview/rda:contentMetadata/rda:dataType

ISO-1 for Data Discovery - Optional

This spiral includes optional ISO 19115-1 attributes for data discovery. This list of attributes was obtained from table F.1 of the ISO 19115-1 Specification.

Source: ISO-1 Metadata for Data Discovery
ConceptDescriptionDialect (Fit) Paths
Metadata IdentifierA phrase or string which uniquely identifies the metadata file/record.DIF /dif:DIF/dif:Entry_ID
DIF-10 /dif:DIF/dif:Entry_ID
EML /eml/@id
ISO /*/gmd:fileIdentifier//*
ISO-1 /mdb:MD_Metadata/mdb:metadataIdentifier/mcc:MD_Identifier
MODS //mods:mods/mods:recordInfo/mods:recordIdentifier
Mercury /mercury:metadata/mercury:mercury/mercury:MD_Entry_id
SERF /serf:SERF/serf:Entry_ID
KeywordA word or phrase that describes some aspect of a resource. Can be one of several types.ADIwg /adiwg:project/adiwg:idinfo/adiwg:keywords/adiwg:theme/adiwg:themekey
ADIwg /adiwg:project/adiwg:idinfo/adiwg:keywords/adiwg:place/adiwg:placekey
BDP /bdp:metadata/bdp:idinfo/bdp:keywords/bdp:theme/bdp:themekey
BDP /bdp:metadata/bdp:idinfo/bdp:keywords/bdp:place/bdp:placekey
CSDGM /csdgm:metadata/csdgm:idinfo/csdgm:keywords/csdgm:theme/csdgm:themekey
CSDGM /csdgm:metadata/csdgm:idinfo/csdgm:keywords/csdgm:place/csdgm:placekey
DCAT /dct:keyword
DCITE /dcite:resource/dcite:subjects/dcite:subject
DIF /*/dif:Keyword
DIF /*/dif:AncillaryKeyword
DIF /dif:DIF/dif:Location/dif:Location_Category
DIF /dif:DIF/dif:Location/dif:Location_Type
DIF /dif:DIF/dif:Location/dif:Location_Subregion1
DIF /dif:DIF/dif:Location/dif:Location_Subregion2
DIF /dif:DIF/dif:Location/dif:Location_Subregion3
DIF /dif:DIF/dif:Location/dif:Detailed_Location
DIF /dif:DIF/dif:Sensor_Name/dif:Short_Name
DIF /dif:DIF/dif:Sensor_Name/dif:Long_Name
DIF /*/dif:Source_Name/dif:Short_Name
DIF /*/dif:Source_Name/dif:Long_Name
DIF /*/dif:Project/dif:Short_Name
DIF /*/dif:Project/dif:Short_Name
DIF-10 /*/dif:Science_Keywords/dif:Category
DIF-10 /*/dif:Science_Keywords/dif:Topic
DIF-10 /*/dif:Science_Keywords/dif:Term
DIF-10 /*/dif:Science_Keywords/dif:Variable_Level_1
DIF-10 /*/dif:Science_Keywords/dif:Variable_Level_2
DIF-10 /*/dif:Science_Keywords/dif:Variable_Level_3
DIF-10 /*/dif:Science_Keywords/dif:Detailed_Variable
DIF-10 /*/dif:Ancillary_Keyword
DIF-10 /dif:DIF/dif:Location/dif:Location_Category
DIF-10 /dif:DIF/dif:Location/dif:Location_Type
DIF-10 /dif:DIF/dif:Location/dif:Location_Subregion1
DIF-10 /dif:DIF/dif:Location/dif:Location_Subregion2
DIF-10 /dif:DIF/dif:Location/dif:Location_Subregion3
DIF-10 /dif:DIF/dif:Location/dif:Detailed_Location
DIF-10 /dif:DIF/dif:Platform/dif:Instrument/dif:Short_Name
DIF-10 /dif:DIF/dif:Platform/dif:Instrument/dif:Long_Name
DIF-10 /*/dif:Platform/dif:Short_Name
DIF-10 /*/dif:Platform/dif:Long_Name
DIF-10 /*/dif:Project/dif:Campaign
Dryad /*/dcterms:subject
ECHO /*/echo:ScienceKeywords/echo:ScienceKeyword/echo:CategoryKeyword
ECHO /*/echo:ScienceKeywords/echo:ScienceKeyword/echo:TopicKeyword
ECHO /*/echo:ScienceKeywords/echo:ScienceKeyword/echo:TermKeyword
ECHO /*/echo:ScienceKeywords/echo:ScienceKeyword/echo:VariableLevel1Keyword/echo:Value
ECHO /*/echo:ScienceKeywords/echo:ScienceKeyword/echo:VariableLevel1Keyword/echo:VariableLevel2Keyword/echo:Value
ECHO /*/echo:ScienceKeywords/echo:ScienceKeyword/echo:VariableLevel1Keyword/echo:VariableLevel2Keyword/echo:VariableLevel3Keyword
ECHO /*/echo:ScienceKeywords/echo:ScienceKeyword/echo:DetailedVariableKeyword
ECHO /*/echo:ScienceKeywords/echo:ScienceKeyword//*
ECHO /*/echo:Spatial/echo:GranuleLocality/echo:LocalityValue
ECHO /*/SpatialKeywords/Keyword
ECHO /*/echo:Platforms/echo:Platform/echo:Instruments/echo:Instrument/echo:ShortName
ECHO /*/echo:Platforms/echo:Platform/echo:Instruments/echo:Instrument/echo:LongName
ECHO //echo:Platforms/echo:Platform/echo:ShortName
ECHO //echo:Platforms/echo:Platform/echo:LongName
ECHO /*/echo:Campaigns/echo:Campaign/echo:ShortName
ECHO /*/echo:Campaigns/echo:Campaign/echo:LongName
ECS (1) /*/ecs:DisciplineTopicParameters/ecs:DisciplineKeyword
ECS (1) /*/ecs:DisciplineTopicParameters/ecs:TopicKeyword
ECS (1) /*/ecs:DisciplineTopicParameters/ecs:TermKeyword
ECS (1) /*/ecs:DisciplineTopicParameters/ecs:VariableKeyword
ECS /*/ecs:Platform/ecs:PlatformShortName
ECS /*/ecs:Platform/ecs:PlatformLongName
EML /eml:eml/*/keywordSet/keyword
HCLS dcat:keyword
HDF5.1 (1) /hdf5:HDF5-File/hdf5:RootGroup/hdf5:Attribute[@Name='keywords']/hdf5:Data/hdf5:DataFromFile
HDF5.1 (1) /hdf5:HDF5-File/hdf5:RootGroup/hdf5:Group[@Name='METADATA']/hdf5:Group[@Name='COLLECTIONMETADATA']/hdf5:Group[@Name='DisciplineTopicParameters']/hdf5:Group/hdf5:Attribute[@Name='ECSDisciplineKeyword']/hdf5:Data/hdf5:DataFromFile
HDF5.1 (1) /hdf5:HDF5-File/hdf5:RootGroup/hdf5:Group[@Name='METADATA']/hdf5:Group[@Name='COLLECTIONMETADATA']/hdf5:Group[@Name='DisciplineTopicParameters']/hdf5:Group/hdf5:Attribute[@Name='ECSTermKeyword']/hdf5:Data/hdf5:DataFromFile
HDF5.1 (1) /hdf5:HDF5-File/hdf5:RootGroup/hdf5:Group[@Name='METADATA']/hdf5:Group[@Name='COLLECTIONMETADATA']/hdf5:Group[@Name='DisciplineTopicParameters']/hdf5:Group/hdf5:Attribute[@Name='ECSTopicKeyword']/hdf5:Data/hdf5:DataFromFile
HDF5.1 (1) /hdf5:HDF5-File/hdf5:RootGroup/hdf5:Group[@Name='METADATA']/hdf5:Group[@Name='COLLECTIONMETADATA']/hdf5:Group[@Name='DisciplineTopicParameters']/hdf5:Group/hdf5:Attribute[@Name='ECSVariableKeyword']/hdf5:Data/hdf5:DataFromFile
HDF5.1 (1) /hdf5:HDF5-File/hdf5:RootGroup/hdf5:Group[@Name='METADATA']/hdf5:Group[@Name='COLLECTIONMETADATA']/hdf5:Group[@Name='DisciplineTopicParameters']/hdf5:Group/hdf5:Group[@Name='ECSParameter']/hdf5:Attribute[@Name='ECSParameterKeyword']/hdf5:Data/hdf5:DataFromFile
HDF5.1 /hdf5:HDF5-File/hdf5:RootGroup/hdf5:Group[@Name='METADATA']/hdf5:Group[@Name='COLLECTIONMETADATA']/hdf5:Attribute[@Name='SpatialKeyword']/hdf5:Data/hdf5:DataFromFile
ISO /*/gmd:identificationInfo/*/gmd:descriptiveKeywords/gmd:MD_Keywords/gmd:keyword
ISO /*/gmd:identificationInfo/*/gmd:descriptiveKeywords/gmd:MD_Keywords[normalize-space(gmd:type/gmd:MD_KeywordTypeCode)='place']/gmd:keyword//*
ISO /*/gmd:identificationInfo/*/gmd:descriptiveKeywords/gmd:MD_Keywords[normalize-space(gmd:type/gmd:MD_KeywordTypeCode)='instrument']/gmd:keyword//*
ISO /*/gmd:identificationInfo/*/gmd:descriptiveKeywords/gmd:MD_Keywords[normalize-space(gmd:type/gmd:MD_KeywordTypeCode)='platform']/gmd:keyword//*
ISO /*/gmd:identificationInfo/*/gmd:descriptiveKeywords/gmd:MD_Keywords[normalize-space(gmd:type/gmd:MD_KeywordTypeCode)='project']/gmd:keyword//*
ISO-1 /mdb:MD_Metadata/mdb:identificationInfo/*/mri:descriptiveKeywords/mri:MD_Keywords[normalize-space(mri:type/mri:MD_KeywordTypeCode)='theme']/mri:keyword//*
ISO-1 /mdb:MD_Metadata/mdb:identificationInfo/*/mri:descriptiveKeywords/mri:MD_Keywords[normalize-space(mri:type/mri:MD_KeywordTypeCode)='place']/mri:keyword//*
ISO-1 /mdb:MD_Metadata/mdb:identificationInfo/*/mri:extent/gex:EX_Extent/gex:geographicElement/gex:EX_GeographicDescription/gex:geographicIdentifier/mcc:MD_Identifier/mcc:code//*
ISO-1 /mdb:MD_Metadata/mdb:identificationInfo/*/mri:descriptiveKeywords/mri:MD_Keywords[normalize-space(mri:type/mri:MD_KeywordTypeCode)='instrument']/mri:keyword//*
ISO-1 /mdb:MD_Metadata/mdb:identificationInfo/*/mri:descriptiveKeywords/mri:MD_Keywords[normalize-space(mri:type/mri:MD_KeywordTypeCode)='platform']/mri:keyword//*
ISO-1 /mdb:MD_Metadata/mdb:identificationInfo/*/mri:descriptiveKeywords/mri:MD_Keywords[normalize-space(mri:type/mri:MD_KeywordTypeCode)='project']/mri:keyword//*
MODS //mods:mods/mods:subject/mods:topic
MODS //mods:mods/mods:genre
Mercury /mercury:metadata/mercury:idinfo/mercury:keywords/mercury:theme/mercury:themekey
Mercury /mercury:metadata/mercury:mercury/mercury:Parameter_Description/mercury:Sensor
Mercury /mercury:metadata/mercury:mercury/mercury:Parameter_Description/mercury:Source
Mercury /mercury:metadata/mercury:mercury/mercury:Parameter_Description/mercury:Term
Mercury /mercury:metadata/mercury:mercury/mercury:Parameter_Description/mercury:Topic
Mercury /mercury:metadata/mercury:idinfo/mercury:keywords/mercury:place/mercury:placekey
Mercury /mercury:metadata/mercury:mercury/mercury:Site_Information/mercury:Site
Mercury /mercury:metadata/mercury:mercury/mercury:Keywords
Mercury /mercury:metadata/mercury:mercury/mercury:Parameter_Description/mercury:Parameter
Mercury /mercury:metadata/mercury:mercury/mercury:Navpath
OGC-SOS (1) /sos:Capabilities/ows:ServiceIdentification/ows:Keywords[ows:Type='theme']/ows:Keyword
OGC-SOS /sos:Capabilities/ows:ServiceIdentification/ows:Keywords[ows:Type='place']/ows:Keyword
OGC-SOS /sos:Capabilities/ows:ServiceIdentification/ows:Keywords[ows:Type='instrument']/ows:Keyword
OGC-SOS /sos:Capabilities/ows:ServiceIdentification/ows:Keywords[ows:Type='platform']/ows:Keyword
Onedcx /onedcx:metadata/onedcx:simpleDc/dcterms:subject
RDA-CISL /rda:dsOverview/rda:variable
RDA-CISL /rda:dsOverview/rda:keyword
SERF /serf:SERF/serf:Keyword
SERF /serf:SERF/serf:Sensor_Name/serf:Short_Name
SERF /serf:SERF/serf:Sensor_Name/serf:Long_Name
SERF /serf:SERF/serf:Source_Name/serf:Short_Name
SERF /serf:SERF/serf:Source_Name/serf:Long_Name
SERF /serf:SERF/serf:Project/serf:Short_Name
SERF /serf:SERF/serf:Project/serf:Long_Name
THREDDS (1) //thredds:metadata/thredds:keyword
THREDDS (1) //thredds:dataset/thredds:keyword
THREDDS /thredds:catalog/thredds:dataset/thredds:geospatialCoverage/thredds:name
UMM (1) /umm:UMM/umm:ScienceKeywords/umm:Category
UMM (1) /umm:UMM/umm:ScienceKeywords/umm:Topic
UMM (1) /umm:UMM/umm:ScienceKeywords/umm:Term
UMM (1) /umm:UMM/umm:ScienceKeywords/umm:VariableLevel1/umm:Value
UMM (1) /umm:UMM/umm:ScienceKeywords/umm:VariableLevel1/umm:VariableLevel2/umm:Value
UMM (1) /umm:UMM/umm:ScienceKeywords/umm:VariableLevel1/umm:VariableLevel2/umm:VariableLevel3/umm:Value
UMM (1) /umm:UMM/umm:ScienceKeywords/umm:DetailedVariable
Resource Creation/Revision DateThe date the resource was createdBDP /bdp:metadata/bdp:idinfo/bdp:citation/bdp:citeinfo/bdp:pubdate
CSDGM /csdgm:metadata/csdgm:idinfo/csdgm:citation/csdgm:citeinfo/csdgm:pubdate
DCAT /dct:issued
DCITE /dcite:resource/dcite:dates/dcite:date
DIF /dif:DIF/dif:Data_Set_Citation/dif:Dataset_Release_Date
DIF-10 /dif:DIF/dif:Dataset_Citation/dif:Dataset_Release_Date
Dryad /*/dcterms:dateSubmitted
ECHO /*/echo:InsertTime
ECHO /*/echo:LastUpdate
ECS /*/ecs:RevisionDate
EML /eml:eml/*/maintenance/changeHistory/changeDate | /eml:eml/*/pubDate
HCLS dct:created
HDF5.1 /hdf5:HDF5-File/hdf5:RootGroup/hdf5:Attribute[@Name='date_created']/hdf5:Data/hdf5:DataFromFile
ISO /*/gmd:identificationInfo/*/gmd:citation/gmd:CI_Citation/gmd:date/gmd:CI_Date[normalize-space(gmd:dateType/gmd:CI_DateTypeCode)='creation']/gmd:date/gco:Date
ISO /*/gmd:identificationInfo/*/gmd:citation/gmd:CI_Citation/gmd:date/gmd:CI_Date[normalize-space(gmd:dateType/gmd:CI_DateTypeCode)='creation']/gmd:date/gco:DateTime
ISO /*/gmd:identificationInfo/*/gmd:citation/gmd:CI_Citation/gmd:date/gmd:CI_Date[normalize-space(gmd:dateType/gmd:CI_DateTypeCode)='revision']/gmd:date/gco:Date
ISO /*/gmd:identificationInfo/*/gmd:citation/gmd:CI_Citation/gmd:date/gmd:CI_Date[normalize-space(gmd:dateType/gmd:CI_DateTypeCode)='revision']/gmd:date/gco:DateTime
ISO /*/gmd:identificationInfo/*/gmd:citation/gmd:CI_Citation/gmd:date/gmd:CI_Date[normalize-space(gmd:dateType/gmd:CI_DateTypeCode)='publication']/gmd:date/gco:Date
ISO /*/gmd:identificationInfo/*/gmd:citation/gmd:CI_Citation/gmd:date/gmd:CI_Date[normalize-space(gmd:dateType/gmd:CI_DateTypeCode)='publication']/gmd:date/gco:DateTime
ISO-1 /mdb:MD_Metadata/mdb:identificationInfo/*/mri:citation/cit:CI_Citation/cit:date/cit:CI_Date[normalize-space(cit:dateType/cit:CI_DateTypeCode)='creation']/cit:date/gco:DateTime
ISO-1 /mdb:MD_Metadata/mdb:identificationInfo/*/mri:citation/cit:CI_Citation/cit:date/cit:CI_Date[normalize-space(cit:dateType/cit:CI_DateTypeCode)='revision']/cit:date/gco:DateTime
ISO-1 /mdb:MD_Metadata/mdb:identificationInfo/*/mri:citation/cit:CI_Citation/cit:date/cit:CI_Date[normalize-space(cit:dateType/cit:CI_DateTypeCode)='publication']/cit:date/gco:DateTime
MODS //mods:mods/mods:originInfo/mods:dateCreated
MODS //mods:mods/mods:originInfo/mods:dateModified
Mercury /mercury:metadata/mercury:idinfo/mercury:citation/mercury:citeinfo/mercury:pubdate
Onedcx /onedcx:metadata/onedcx:dcTerms/dcterms:modified
RDA-CISL /rda:dsOverview/rda:contentMetadata/rda:temporal
SERF /serf:SERF/serf:Service_Citation/serf:Release_Date
THREDDS /thredds:catalog/thredds:metadata/thredds:date[@type='created']
Resource IdentifierIdentifier for the resource described by the metadataADIwg /adiwg:project/adiwg:idinfo/adiwg:ids/adiwg:projguid
DCAT /dct:identifier
DCITE /dcite:resource/dcite:identifier | /dcite:resource/dcite:alternateIdentifiers/dcite:alternateIdentifier
DIF /dif:DIF/dif:Data_Set_Citation/dif:Dataset_DOI
DIF /dif:DIF/dif:Entry_ID/dif:Short_Name
DIF-10 /dif:DIF/dif:Entry_ID/dif:Short_Name
DIF-10 /dif:DIF/dif:Dataset_Citation[dif:Persistent_Identifier/dif:Type='DOI']/dif:Persistent_Identifier/dif:Identifier
Dryad /*/dcterms:identifier
ECHO /*/echo:DataSetId
ECHO /*/echo:ShortName | /*/echo:LongName
ECHO /*/echo:GranuleUR
ECS /ecs:LocalGranuleID
EML /eml:eml/@packageId
HDF5.1 /hdf5:HDF5-File/hdf5:RootGroup/hdf5:Group[@Name='METADATA']/hdf5:Group[@Name='INVENTORYMETADATA']/hdf5:Group[@Name='ProductSpecificMetadata']/hdf5:Attribute[@Name='identifier_file_uuid']/hdf5:Data/hdf5:DataFromFile
HDF5.1 /hdf5:HDF5-File/hdf5:RootGroup/hdf5:Attribute[@Name='identifier_file_uuid']/hdf5:Data/hdf5:DataFromFile
ISO /*/gmd:identificationInfo/*/gmd:citation/gmd:CI_Citation/gmd:identifier/gmd:MD_Identifier/gmd:code//*
ISO-1 /mdb:MD_Metadata/mdb:identificationInfo/*/mri:citation/cit:CI_Citation/cit:identifier/mcc:MD_Identifier/mcc:code//*
MODS //mods:mods/mods:identifier
Mercury /mercury:metadata/mercury:mercury/mercury:File_ID
Mercury /mercury:metadata/mercury:Local-Control-Number
Onedcx /onedcx:metadata/onedcx:simpleDc/dcterms:identifier
RDA-CISL /rda:dsOverview/@ID
RDA-CISL /rda:dsOverview/@ID
RDA-CISL /rda:dsOverview/rda:doi
THREDDS /thredds:catalog/thredds:dataset/@ID
Resource ContactThe organization or person responsible for answering questions about the resource.ADIwg /adiwg:project/adiwg:idinfo/adiwg:ptcontac/adiwg:cntinfo
ADIwg /adiwg:project/adiwg:idinfo/adiwg:datacred/adiwg:credorg/adiwg:cntinfo
ADIwg /adiwg:project/adiwg:idinfo/adiwg:datacred/adiwg:credper/adiwg:cntinfo
BDP /bdp:metadata/bdp:idinfo/bdp:ptcontac
CSDGM /csdgm:metadata/csdgm:idinfo/csdgm:ptcontac
DCAT /dct:contactPoint
DIF /dif:DIF/dif:Personnel[dif:Role='INVESTIGATOR']
DIF-10 /dif:DIF/dif:Personnel[dif:Role='INVESTIGATOR']
ECHO /*/ArchiveCenter
ECHO /*/Contacts/Contact[Role='TECHNICAL CONTACT']
ECS /CollectionMetaDataFile/CollectionMetaDataSets/Collections/CollectionMetaData/Contact[Role='User Services']
EML /eml:eml/*/contact
HDF5.1 /hdf5:HDF5-File/hdf5:RootGroup/hdf5:Attribute[@Name='creator_name']/hdf5:Data/hdf5:DataFromFile
HDF5.1 /hdf5:HDF5-File/hdf5:RootGroup/hdf5:Group[@Name='METADATA']/hdf5:Group[@Name='COLLECTIONMETADATA']/hdf5:Group[@Name='ContactPerson']
HDF5.1 /hdf5:HDF5-File/hdf5:RootGroup/hdf5:Group[@Name='METADATA']/hdf5:Group[@Name='COLLECTIONMETADATA']/hdf5:Group[@Name='ContactOrganization']/hdf5:Group[@Name='Data_Originator']
ISO /*/gmd:identificationInfo/*/gmd:pointOfContact
ISO-1 /mdb:MD_Metadata/mdb:identificationInfo/*/mri:pointOfContact
Mercury /mercury:metadata/mercury:idinfo/mercury:ptcontac
Mercury /mercury:metadata/mercury:idinfo/mercury:ptcontac/mercury:cntinfo/mercury:cntperp/mercury:cntper
Mercury /mercury:metadata/mercury:mercury/mercury:Contact_Person/mercury:Name
OGC-SOS /sos:Capabilities/ows:ServiceProvider
RDA-CISL /rda:dsOverview/rda:contact
SERF /serf:SERF/serf:Personnel
THREDDS /thredds:catalog/thredds:dataset/thredds:creator/thredds:name
Spatial ResolutionThe nominal scale and/or spatial resolution of the resource.BDP /bdp:metadata/bdp:spref/bdp:horizsys/bdp:geograph
CSDGM /csdgm:metadata/csdgm:spref/csdgm:horizsys/csdgm:geograph
DIF /dif:Data_Resolution
DIF-10 /dif:Data_Resolution
ECHO /*/eos:AdditionalAttributes/*/eos:MeasurementResolution
ECS /ecs:LatitudeResolution
ECS /ecs:LongitudeResolution
EML /eml:eml/*/horizCoordSysDef
ISO /*/gmd:identificationInfo/*/gmd:spatialResolution
ISO-1 /*/mdb:identificationInfo/*/mri:spatialResolution
MODS //mods:mods/mods:subject/mods:geographic/cartographics/scale
Mercury /mercury:metadata/mercury:spref/mercury:horizsys/mercury:geograph
RDA-CISL /rda:dsOverview/rda:contentMetadata/rda:geospatialCoverage/rda:grid/@xRes
RDA-CISL /rda:dsOverview/rda:contentMetadata/rda:geospatialCoverage/rda:grid/@yRes
Temporal ExtentThe temporal extent of the resourceBDP /bdp:metadata/bdp:idinfo/bdp:timeperd/bdp:timeinfo/bdp:rngdates
CSDGM /csdgm:metadata/csdgm:idinfo/csdgm:timeperd/csdgm:timeinfo/csdgm:rngdates
DCAT /dct:temporal
DIF /*/dif:Temporal_Coverage//*
DIF-10 /*/dif:Temporal_Coverage//*
Dryad /*/dcterms:temporal
ECHO /*/Temporal//*
ECS /ecs:RangeBeginningDate
ECS /ecs:RangeEndingDate
EML /eml:eml/*/coverage/temporalCoverage
ISO /*/gmd:identificationInfo/*/gmd:extent/gmd:EX_Extent/gmd:temporalElement/gmd:EX_TemporalExtent//*
ISO-1 /*/mri:MD_DataIdentification/mri:extent/gex:EX_Extent/gex:temporalElement/gex:EX_TemporalExtent//*
MODS //mods:mods/mods:subject/mods:temporal
Mercury /mercury:metadata/mercury:idinfo/mercury:timeperd/mercury:timeinfo/mercury:rngdates
Mercury /mercury:metadata/mercury:mercury/mercury:begdate and /mercury:metadata/mercury:mercury/mercury:enddate
Onedcx /onedcx:metadata/onedcx:dcTerms/dcterms:temporal
RDA-CISL /rda:dsOverview/rda:contentMetadata/rda:temporal
THREDDS /thredds:catalog/thredds:metadata/thredds:timeCoverage/thredds:duration]
THREDDS /thredds:catalog/thredds:dataset/thredds:timeCoverage/thredds:duration]
Vertical ExtentThe vertical extent of the resourceDIF /dif:SpatialCoverage
DIF-10 /dif:SpatialCoverage
ECS /ecs:VerticalSpatialDomainValue
EML /eml:eml/*/vertCoordSys
ISO /*/gmd:identificationInfo/*/gmd:extent/gmd:EX_Extent/gmd:verticalElement/gmd:EX_VerticalExtent
ISO-1 /*/mri:MD_DataIdentification/mri:extent/gex:EX_Extent/gex:verticalElement/gex:EX_VerticalExtent
RDA-CISL /rda:dsOverview/rda:contentMetadata/rda:levels
Resource LineageA description of the source(s) and production process(es) used in producing the resource.BDP /bdp:metadata/bdp:dataqual/bdp:lineage
CSDGM /csdgm:metadata/csdgm:dataqual/csdgm:lineage
Dryad /*/dcterms:provenance
ECS /ecs:ProductionHistory
EML /eml:eml/*/methods
ISO /*/gmd:dataQualityInfo/gmd:DQ_DataQuality/gmd:lineage
ISO-1 /*/mdb:resourceLineage/mrl:LI_Lineage
Onedcx /onedcx:metadata/onedcx:dcTerms/dcterms:provenance
Resource on-line LinkOnline link referencing additional information about the resource.BDP /bdp:metadata/bdp:idinfo/bdp:citation/bdp:citeinfo/bdp:onlink
CSDGM /csdgm:metadata/csdgm:idinfo/csdgm:citation/csdgm:citeinfo/csdgm:onlink
DCAT /dct:accessURL
DIF /*/dif:Related_URL/dif:URL
DIF-10 /dif:DIF/dif:Related_URL//*
Dryad /dryad:DryadDataPackage/dcterms:relation
ECHO /*/echo:OnlineAccessURLs/echo:OnlineAccessURL/echo:URL
ECHO /*/echo:OnlineResources/echo:OnlineResource/echo:URL
EML /eml:eml/*/distribution/online/url
ISO /*/gmd:distributionInfo/gmd:MD_Distribution/gmd:distributor/gmd:MD_Distributor/gmd:distributorTransferOptions/gmd:MD_DigitalTransferOptions/gmd:onLine/gmd:CI_OnlineResource[normalize-space(gmd:function/gmd:CI_OnLineFunctionCode)='information']
ISO /*/gmd:distributionInfo/gmd:MD_Distribution/gmd:transferOptions/gmd:MD_DigitalTransferOptions/gmd:onLine/gmd:CI_OnlineResource[normalize-space(gmd:function/gmd:CI_OnLineFunctionCode)='information']
ISO /*/gmd:distributionInfo/gmd:MD_Distribution/gmd:distributor/gmd:MD_Distributor/gmd:distributorTransferOptions/gmd:MD_DigitalTransferOptions/gmd:onLine/gmd:CI_OnlineResource[normalize-space(gmd:function/gmd:CI_OnLineFunctionCode)='download']
ISO /*/gmd:distributionInfo/gmd:MD_Distribution/gmd:transferOptions/gmd:MD_DigitalTransferOptions/gmd:onLine/gmd:CI_OnlineResource[normalize-space(gmd:function/gmd:CI_OnLineFunctionCode)='download']
ISO /*/gmd:identificationInfo/*/gmd:citation/gmd:CI_Citation/gmd:citedResponsibleParty/gmd:CI_ResponsibleParty/gmd:contactInfo/gmd:CI_Contact/gmd:onlineResource/gmd:CI_OnlineResource
ISO-1 /mdb:MD_Metadata/mdb:distributionInfo/mrd:MD_Distribution/mrd:distributor/mrd:MD_Distributor/mrd:distributorTransferOptions/mrd:MD_DigitalTransferOptions/mrd:onLine/cit:CI_OnlineResource[normalize-space(cit:function/cit:CI_OnLineFunctionCode)='information']
ISO-1 /mdb:MD_Metadata/mdb:distributionInfo/mrd:MD_Distribution/mrd:transferOptions/mrd:MD_DigitalTransferOptions/mrd:onLine/cit:CI_OnlineResource[normalize-space(cit:function/cit:CI_OnLineFunctionCode)='information']
ISO-1 /*/mri:MD_DataIdentification/mri:citation/cit:CI_Citation/cit:onlineResource/cit:CI_OnlineResource
MODS //mods:mods/mods:location/url
Mercury /mercury:metadata/mercury:mercury/mercury:Data_Set_Link/mercury:URL
Mercury /mercury:metadata/mercury:mercury/mercury:Documentation_Link/mercury:URL
Mercury /mercury:metadata/mercury:mercury/mercury:Search_Text_Link/mercury:URL
Mercury /mercury:metadata/mercury:idinfo/mercury:citation/mercury:citeinfo/mercury:onlink
Mercury /mercury:metadata/mercury:mercury/mercury:Data_Set_Link/mercury:URL
Mercury /mercury:metadata/mercury:idinfo/mercury:citation/mercury:citeinfo/mercury:alt_onlink
Mercury /mercury:metadata/mercury:mercury/mercury:OGC_URL
Mercury /mercury:metadata/mercury:mercury/mercury:THREDDS_URL
RDA-CISL /rda:dsOverview/rda:referenceURL
SERF /serf:SERF/serf:Service_Citation/serf:URL
Metadata Use ConstraintsInformation about how the data may or may not be used after access is granted to assure the protection of privacy or intellectual property. This includes any special restrictions, legal prerequisites, terms and conditions, and/or limitations on using the data set. Data providers may request acknowledgement of the data from users and claim no responsibility for quality and completeness of data.BDP /bdp:metadata/bdp:metainfo/bdp:metuc
CSDGM /csdgm:metadata/csdgm:metainfo/csdgm:metuc
EML /eml:eml/access
ISO /*/gmd:metadataConstraints/gmd:MD_Constraints/gmd:useLimitation//*
ISO /*/gmd:metadataConstraints/gmd:MD_LegalConstraints/gmd:useConstraints/gmd:MD_RestrictionCode
ISO-1 /mdb:MD_Metadata/mdb:metadataConstraints/mco:MD_Constraints/mco:useLimitation//*
ISO-1 /mdb:MD_Metadata/mdb:metadataConstraints/mco:MD_LegalConstraints/mco:useConstraints/mco:MD_RestrictionCode

xPath Note: The xPaths included in this table 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 /Accessibility