MD Metadata

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Comprehensive explorer of ISO 19115-1 metadata standard.

Elements Definition and Recommended Practice
1 metadataIdentifier 0..* Code that uniquely identifies this metadata record, assigned and maintained by the custodian of the metadata record. Recommended Practice: value of identifier is usually the same as the name of the metadata file - for example C00500.xml. There are two general approaches to ensuring uniqueness for these identifiers: 1. use a universal unique identifier (UUID), to distinguish it from other resources. 2. Include a namespace and a code guarenteed to be unique in that namespace in the identifier. For example: gov.noaa.class:AERO100. In this case gov.noaa.class is a namespace and AERO100 is a code guaranteed to be unique in that namespace
2 defaultLocale 0..* Default language, country of origin and characterSet used in metadata. Locale is mandatory when more than one language is used in free text descriptions
3 parentMetadata 0..* Citation to a parent level metadata record
4 metadataScope 0..* Scope of resource to which the metadata applies. Now includes an MD_ScopeCode and a name for a hierarchy level. Repeat if more than one scope is applicable to this metadata description.
5 contact 1..* Individual and/or organization responsible for metadata creation and maintenance. Use roleCode="pointOfContact". Provide contact details, such address, phone and email.
6 dateInfo 1..* Date of last metadata update. Highly recommend revisiting the metadata content annually to ensure that all the information is still relevant. Use ISO 8601 extended format: YYYY-MM-DD or YYYY-MM-DDTHH:MM:SS.
7 metadataStandard 0..* Citation of the metadata standard used.
8 metadataProfile 0..* Citation of the profile(s) of the metadata standard used.
9 alternativeMetadataReference 0..* Citation to alternative metadata for the resource.
10 otherLocale 0..* Alternative language, country of origin and characterSet used in metadata.
11 metadataLinkage 0..* Online location information for the metadata.
12 spatialRepresentationInfo 0..* Spatial representation properties for Gridded datasets.
13 referenceSystemInfo 0..* Identification of the horizontal projections, vertical datums and temporal reference systems used. Mandatory if spatialRepresentationType in dataIdentification is vector, grid, or tin.
14 metadataExtensionInfo 0..* Description of extended metadata fields and structure.
15 identificationInfo
1..* Choose one and repeat identificationInfo if needed.
16 contentInfo 0..* information about the feature catalogue, or descriptions of the coverage and the image data characteristics.
17 distributionInfo 0..* nformation about acquiring the resource.
18 dataQualityInfo 0..* Data quality quality reporting for the resource.
19 resourceLineage 0..* Data processing history (provenance) for the resource.
20 portrayalCatalogueInfo 0..* A portrayal catalogue is a collection of defined symbols used to depict humans, features on a map.
21 metadataConstraints 0..* The limitations or constraints regarding the use and access of the metadata.
22 applicationSchemaInfo 0..* Information about the conceptual schema of the dataset.
23 metadataMaintenance 0..* Document recent metadata record edits. When the metadata is generated automatically, use this section to document the source and transform tool in the maintenanceNote field.
24 acquisitionInformation 0..* Information about the platforms and instruments collecting the data.

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