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Merging Feature Classes and keeping the metadata

Is there a way that while merging two feature classes we can keep the metadata? We are merging feature classes with templates so we can import specific fields into our data. Is there a way to keep ...
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30 views

FGDC Metadata Upgrade

This is something I notice recently. I'm at a stage where I'm finally moving on from ArcGIS 9.3.1 to 10.1. I noticed an assiue during this transition. In order to view my metadata, I will need to ...
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Get value from Metadata in Python Script for attribute

I am working on a python script to create some feature classes from dbf tables. As part of the script I would like to pull two values (FGDC "publication date" and ArcGIS Spatial Reference ArcGIS ...
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FGDC to ArcGIS Metadata issue [duplicate]

Recently I have been in the process of ugrading my metadata (in FGDC format) into ArcGIS Metadata. Part of the reason to this is because we recently made the switch from ArcGIS 9.3 to 10.1. So far ...
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59 views

Implementing INSPIRE Metadata with Geodatabase

I would like to begin by saying that I have never implemented INSPIRE metadata with my spatial datasets before. I am undertaking a project which requires my geodatabase metadata to be in the standards ...
2
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1answer
33 views

How to calculate/find abscissa and ordinate resolution values on ArcMap 10.1

I am filling out FGDC Metadata for a product. Abscissa and Ordinate resolution are required fields. They are not automatically populated on Arcmap 10.1 and I can't find a way to locate (or calculate) ...
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1answer
54 views

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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0answers
45 views

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 ...
2
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2answers
130 views

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 ...
2
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0answers
40 views

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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1answer
135 views

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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1answer
83 views

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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3answers
243 views

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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0answers
52 views

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 ...
2
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1answer
330 views

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. ...
3
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1answer
435 views

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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2answers
140 views

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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200 views

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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1answer
116 views

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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1answer
187 views

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 ...
6
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1answer
556 views

How to add layer with ArcPy and retain feature class metadata (like Credits) in layer properties?

I have multiple feature classes in a geodatabase, each feature class has metadata including a Description, Credits, and other information. If I use the 'Add Data' button in ArcMap 10.1 to add one of ...
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1answer
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ArcGIS - Is It Possible To “Lock” Metadata

I've been asked by a customer if I can "lock" the metadata in their various geodatasets. I immediately asked why, and was told that they don't want other organizations/users editing/deleting certain ...
2
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1answer
172 views

Does Metadata for ArcGIS Python script tools in custom toolbox work?

I've created several python scripts and created tools from them. I have a custom toolbox that contains all of my tools. I add this toolbox to the ArcToolbox window in ArcCatalog. I want to create ...
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How to make a GIS inventory?

My office will be seeing a big change in its GIS section. This section has been operational since the 1980's and has a huge collection of GIS data (i.e., shapefiles, raster files, data, etc) but never ...
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Is ANZLIC Metadata supported using the new approach of ArcGIS 10.x?

I like the new approach to metadata at ArcGIS 10 because I fall into the camp that prefers minimal metadata for many purposes, but like to have the option to work with more comprehensive standards ...
6
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1answer
378 views

Metadata server and spatial server - a must? [closed]

I have been using ArcMap (only) for the past two years (read: newbie) in the oil and gas (upstream) industry. I currently have about 200 GB of files (shp, tif, grids, a few fgdb, all sitting in a ...