Creating new approaches and tools for the creation and maintenance of metadata
Metadata is an essential means for providing access to spatial data and spatial information services. Accordingly metadata is one of the main building blocks of Spatial Data Infrastructures. Today the standards from ISO and OGC represent the state of the art in metadata management. But both requirements and technologies are evolving continuously.
The Metadata Management Community aims at evaluating new techniques for collecting, managing and retrieving metadata as to advance the existing methods and tools.
- smartEditor – a web based editor to easily create and update ISO19115/19119 metadata documents on geospatial data sets, services, series and applications and many more resources.
- GeoMetaFacet: a web client to explore and visualize geodata. It focuses on a user-friendly and interactive navigation through the metadata and allows the user to quickly get an overview of available data.
- GEO label : an interactive visual summary of geospatial metadata to facilitate search and discovery use cases. It is a graphical representation which comprises 8 informational facets: producer profile, lineage information, producer comments, compliance with standards, quality information, user feedback, expert reviews, and citations information. Each informational facet can have an availability states: available, not available, available only at a higher level. This information is encoded with symbols and colours for easy comprehensibility and repeated recognition.