ISO 19139

ISO/TS 19139:2007 defines Geographic MetaData XML (gmd) encoding, an XML Schema implementation derived from ISO 19115.


ESRI's ArcGIS Desktop GIS application suit includes popular GIS applications such as ArcMap and ArcCatalog.

ISO 19139


ISO 19139 implementation standard for geospatial dataset (ISO 19115) and service (ISO 19119) metadata.


Metadata interest group

group for general posting on metadata content, standards, tools

general forum for questions, comments, discussion about metadata

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

Transformation tools FGDC to ISO available from NOAA

Thu Sep 17 08:39:08 CDT 2009.

The Metadata Transform Working Group (made of members from the FGDC Metadata Working Group, NOAA’s National Ocean Survey, National Geophysical Data Center, and National Ocean Data Center; the U.S. Geological Survey; and various other organizations) has been collaboratively building transforms for the transition of metadata among standards. As the development of these transforms and libraries for translation of content is a collaborative effort, any questions or comments can be sent to ncddcmetadata at to be passed along to the working group.

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"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.


CatalogConnector is an open source, Java based CSW client that can search multiple CSW catalogs and CSW implementation versions at once.

CatalogConnector SVN activity statistics for the past 12 month


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).

USGIN CSW Profile Home

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.

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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