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Looking for free tools to automatically generate spatial data catalogue

I've recently inherited a whole bunch of spatial data (mostly shapefiles but some .gdbs) which relate to a bunch of different cities. I'm looking for a way to take an inventory of what data I've got ...
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Metadata for field descriptions

I am looking into metadata defined in ISO 19115, specifically the INSPIRE flavour of this (http://inspire.ec.europa.eu/documents/Metadata/MD_IR_and_ISO_20131029.pdf). To me, one of the most obvious ...
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What is the Scan Direction of a satelite image?

There are two possible values that I am aware of for describing the scan Direction of a satellite capture: Forward Reverse What is the meaning of Forward and Reverse scan direction? What are ...
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Creating metadata in zipped file geodatabase using FME

I have a workbench set up where I create a Feature Class inside a file geodatabase. the next step is to create the metadata and load it into the same Feature Class. This all works fine. I'm doing ...
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Getting error after trying to harvest from geoserver into pycsw

I'm using osgeo live to test the pycsw functionality. I need to harvest metadata from an existing Geoserver service (previously configure for this task). I'm quite new with CSW and I'm not sure if my ...
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Are there any tools which can autopopulate multiple features with metadata fields in ArcGIS?

I have an enterprise geodatabase which contains hundreds of feature classes. I would like to publish the metadata from each feature to geoportal server in FGDC format. Is there an out of the box ...
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Complete Metadata of a service not available with Geoportal

Using ArcCatalog, I tried creating the metadata of an ArcGIS Server service with the ISO 19139 / 19119 standard. But while registering this service with our custom ESRI geoportal, only the basic ...
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Best Practices for Tracking Feature Changes and Supporting Documentation

In my organization, it is very important that we have documentation from an authoritative source to support every feature that we add to our data and every edit that we make to each feature. ...
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How to retrieve the feature layer metadata from ESRI Geoportal Server?

Is there any option to retrieve the metadata information of a particular layer (within the ArcGIS Server Service) registered with ESRI Geoportal Server?
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Iso metadata element gmd:credit

Trying to find details for a ISO element. We looking for a place to put a formatted citation that users of a content management system include in a dataset description. These citations are in ...
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“Upgrade Metadata” prompt in ArcCatalog

A few months we began seeing a pop up in ArcCatalog when hitting the "Description" tab asking if you want to upgrade metadata. Clicking yes or no results in the existing metadata being deleted. ...
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Metadata and GeoJSON?

My agency currently maintains and distributes shapefiles with FGDC XML metadata. We have now converted a lot of shapes to GeoJSON but are concerned that if our developers forget where they got the ...
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Parsing metadata text files with Python

I am trying to use python to parse the .pvl metadata file from some GeoEye imagery. I would like to write a script that locates the productCloudCover and countryCode tags found within the .pvl. Does ...
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Protocol strings for ISO-19139 metadata

I'm working with some ISO-19139 (GMD) metadata. In the gmd:CI_OnlineResource element, there is a child element called gmd:protocol which should describe the protocol of the resource (e.g. WFS, WMS, ...
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Get tag/feature/landuse meta information for latitude longitude in openstreetmap

I need the possibility to find the underlying ground information of a given location (set by latLng) - not an area! I already tried the nominatim reverse search, but it lacks the landuse information. ...
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Does anyone have aquifer depletion/recharge data for China, India, or any other country that isn't the United States?

Im doing a project for my capstone class in Geoenvironmental Studies and i am having a hard time finding data for aquifers in other countries.
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INSPIRE XSD schema definitions

I was looking for INSPIRE XSD schema definitions in the Web, but nothing found. Only something like THIS. But that resource is "a little" messy... I wanted to use xsd.exe to autogenerate C# classes ...
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Metadata in Dimap Generic 1.1

Does anyone know anything about the Dimap Generic structure for metadata? I have checked in http://www.spotimage.fr/dimap/spec/dictionary/dictionary.htm but I can't find anything about how to ...
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Custom Metadata Stylesheet

I am looking to create my own custom metadata stylesheet using the metadata toolkit in 10.1. Has anyone been successful in doing this or has another suggestion on how I can create my own custom ...
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Metadata in ArcExplorer

Is it possible to access feature class' metadata in ArcGIS Explorer? I noticed the ArcGIS Idea but not sure if it has been implemented..
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Geonode to harvest metadata from Geonetwork-like services?

I am in charge of setting up a gis web portal and one of the functionalities would be to harvest some metadata from metadata servers like Geonetwork. I have been thinking of using Geonode because I ...
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How to Convert PDF files into ArcGIS Metadata?

I got a set of shapes with some additional informations looking like extracted/exported metadata, such as sources, extents, summary, descriptions, contacts... All in digital pdf and without XML files ...
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Updating Description of MXD Layers

Is there a way to force the update of the Description content in the Properties/General/Description of each feature layer in an MXD? I frequently update metadata for each feature class in ArcCatalog, ...
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ArcGIS 10 export metadata to XML programmatically

I have some code that exports metadata from an iMetadata instance to a standalone XML file. This code uses the ExportXML type and the iMetadataExport interface (see below). Private Sub ...
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How to document field properties of attribute in shapefile?

I would like to document within ArcGIS how the values for specific shapefile attribute fields were derived or obtained. Is it possible to input and export this information as a report with ArcGIS 10? ...
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Creating getCapabilities document in more languages

I'm providing INSPIRE metadata and services and I want them in more languages than one. I expect that most users are locals, but some users are definitely from other European countries. Therefore I ...
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Including Metadata in GML

IS there a nice GML tutorial that gives a step by step explanation of including metadata in GML schema(or data) ?
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Update ArcGIS metadata Tags field with feature class name

We have ArcGIS 10.1 Enterprise SDE/SQL Server and are trying to figure out the best way to automatically update the tags field by using the feature class name. All our fc names have underscores, I'd ...
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Is it possible to insert note to remember the info of a project?

Sometimes I need to open an old project, and mostly I remember how it works (i.e. the structure, the formatting and so on) but sometimes not. At other times I open a project composed by a colleague ...
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Metadata Manager for MapInfo [duplicate]

Hello Everybody, We are using MapInfo in our organisation to maintain corporate GIS datasets (in TAB files). We've come to realise the importance of maintaining a metadata file for our ...
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Command Line FGDC/ISO 19115 Metadata Editor

Are there any metadata editors compliant with ISO 19115 and/or FGDC metadata standards which can work with XML formatted metadata and run solely on the command line? Often times I'm working remotely ...
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How to get ESRI Metadata into GeoNetwork?

Has anyone had success in transferring metadata created in ArcGIS 10.2 into GeoNetwork? Currently I am creating metadata with ArcGIS using the Item Description menu item in ArcCatalog. I would like ...
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ArcGIS Metadata validation

I have been importing metadata from an xml file generated with an xslt transform. During the import process, ArcGIS attempts to validate the metadata. It gives a number of cryptic validation warnings ...
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How to provide meanings (metadata) of attributes/fields with shapefiles?

Usually when doing GIS projects, especially when working as a freelancer, you're just provided with a bunch of shapefiles and you have to figure out yourself what all the table attributes mean. ...
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Changing attribute and/or text values in Esri metadata using Python

I'm new both to this forum and Python, and I'm having trouble tracking down a solution to my problem. I'm hoping someone can offer some process-improvement advice and/or code to help get my metadata ...
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How to access Bing Map Metadata in ArcGIS Desktop?

Is there any way to access the metadata of Bing Maps in ArcGIS desktop? Any good plug-in or extension?
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How successful are current metadata implementations in achieving its objectives

Metadata infrastructure is well established as an essential practice within the GIS community. Quoting from the FGDC: Metadata helps people who use geospatial data find the data they need and ...
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Expected DTD markup was not found

I am trying to upload an XML document using python and arcpy.MetadataImporter_conversion I keep getting an error: Expected DTD markup was not found. Line 1, position 3. Failed to execute ...
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Multiple metadata within a single mosaic dataset

I am creating a mosaic dataset consisting of thousands of different DEMs. These will make up a single State, however I need the Counties to be able to hold their own metadata. Each raster contains ...
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Implementing geometry_columns table in SQL Server for QGIS

We are using QGIS 1.8 and Sqlserver 2008.Following http://hub.qgis.org/issues/8525 solution we have created table geometry_columns. since we already have lots of table how do I fill this table ...
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How to Import Metadata of feature classes with them into ArcSDE?

I have a database that has numerous feature classes of different types. None of these feature classes have metadata. I understand that when you import feature classes to a database, the metadata ...
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Batch inserting georeference information into a tiff image

I have metadata (example below) and images that have no projection or coordinate information (gdalinfo output below). I am looking for help with a script using OSGeo4W tools or some software to ...
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ISO 19115 - North American Profile

I'm trying to build a series of validation for our metadata conversion from FGDC to ISO 19115 - NAP. I was wondering if there was any mandatory fields that required in order to be compliant with the ...
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Writing shapefile metadata (shp.xml) programmatically

I want to write the Metadata for a Shapefile, which are saved in the ".shp.xml"-File. I know, I can look at and write those Metadata with ArcCatalog, but I want to do this programmatically. Is this ...
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Automated Importing of Landsat with new USGS MLT metadata file

Has anyone had any luck importing Landsat with the updated MLT files? Besides ENVI 5 SP1 I see no software that can create images from these new files. I can do a manual layer stack but then the band ...
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Add metadata to dataset (feature class, coverage or shapefile) from a .csv using arcpy?

I am looking for a script that will take metadata information provided in an excel table, convert it to a .csv and import the values to populate some of the dataset's ArcGIS metadata elements. I came ...
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Where to deposit global coverage dataset?

Some years ago I published a paper on Quarter Degree Grid Cells in the African Journal of Ecology. Quarter Degree Grid Cells (QDGC or QDS – Quarter degree Squares) is a way of dividing the longitude ...
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Why is the CSVT file changing my real values to null?

I made a CSVT file to change desired real data to string data. After importing the original CSV file, that was linked by file name to the CSVT file, the string data appears as normal however all the ...
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Choosing Metadata standard

I need help choosing the appropriate Metadata standard for a GDB for a local government. what are your recommendations and why ? what are the main differences between ISO 19139, ISO 19115 and FGDC. ...
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GDB maintenance of muliple editors without ArcSDE

I'm working with ArcGIS 10.1 SP1. I have finished 18 months of collecting data and digitization and built an impressive GDB with a lot of tables, relationship classes and 100 feature classes. Now i ...