ISO 19115

USGIN ISO Metadata Profile


USGIN profile for using ISO19139 xml schema for ISO 19115 and ISO 19119 spatial metadata to describe geoscientific resources. ISO 19115 is a metadata content standard for describing spatial dataset and spatial dataset series. ISO 19119 is a metadata standard for describing spatial services. The USGIN profile for ISO 19139 follows the North American Profile (NAP) in most respects, except allowing multiple distributions and using the standard ISO codelists.The focus of the recommendations in the profile is to make metadata from catalog services (OGC CSW 2.0.2) interoperable.

ESRI ArcGIS Server

ArcGIS Server is ESRI's network- and webservice-centric GIS application suite. Among other, ArcGIS Server offers WMS, WFS, WFS-T, WCS, and KML service capability as well as web application SDKs for JavaScript, Flex, Silverlight, .Net, and Java.

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group for general posting on metadata content, standards, tools

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Another online ISO metadata editor

EPA Ireland started testing online metadata editor related to INSPIRE
compliancy. You can find it link below

If you have any comment, let them know for the finalization of the

Ozan EMEM, PhD
Office of Environmental Assessment
Environmental Protection Agency
PO Box 3000
Johnstown Castle Estate
Phone: 053 9160669
Fax: 053 9124969


"GeoNetwork opensource is a catalog application to manage spatially referenced resources. It provides powerful metadata editing and search functions as well as an embedded interactive web map viewer"

"GeoNetwork opensource has been developed to connect spatial information communities and their data using a modern architecture, which is at the same time powerful and low cost, based on the principles of Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) and International and Open Standards for services and protocols (a.o. from ISO/TC211 and OGC)"

USGIN's primary interest in this client/server hybrid application package is its CSW service and ISO 19139 metadata capability. GeoNetwork also include the Geoserver (WMS, WFS, WCS servers) and Intermap (WMS client) Web applications.


deegree is a Java Framework offering the main building blocks for Spatial Data Infrastructures. Its entire architecture is developed using standards of the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) and ISO/TC 211 (ISO Technical Committee 211 -- Geographic Information/Geomatics).

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A web service interface to search metadata catalogs. With the funding of the GIN project, and its dependency on existing (GEON, NGMDB) or soon to exist (NGGDPP) hosts for catalog/discovery services, the specification for how catalog services will work is a high priority for community convergence. There are many benifits to the community offered by a standardized approach to registering and discovering geoscience information resources.

Discussion at the GIN kickoff workshop in Houston, and at a subsequent meeting with Steve Richard, Ashraf Memon and Kai Lin at SDSC, indicated that the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) Catalog Services for the Web (CSW) specification (07-006r1 Catalogue Services Specification v.2.0.2 ) offered an existing specification for catalog services that could meet requirements of all the interested parties.

ISO 19115


ISO 19115 standard for geospatial metadata. This is a content standard for metadata for data, datasets, and data series. ISO 19119 specifies a metadata content model for describing geospatial web services. ISO19139 specifies a standard xml encoding.

Available from ANSI here


CSW Debug Blog

A group blog to discuss metadata Catalog Service for the Web (CSW) implementation experiences

Post to this group blog about your metadata Catalog Service for the Web (CSW) client and server implementation efforts and debugging sagas. I encourage occasional rants of the cathartic nature.

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