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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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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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Creating tool for metadata standard for spatial data?

I am looking to develop a tool to make cadastral metadata in a particular scenario. I would keep the ISO standards for meta in view of my development. Any suggestions in creating the tool for ...
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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 ...
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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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QGIS Metatools error

I haven't been able to successfully use the QGIS MetaTools plugin for describing metadata. Has anyone used it before? When I try to create metadata for a shapefile, the plugin creates the xml file but ...
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ArcGIS geoprocessing Metadata Translator error

We're using the ArcGIS Metadata Translator tool within ArcObjects.net using geoprocessing, which for the most part is working fine, but it's throwing us this error occasionally: The process cannot ...
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Is it possible to know last update of data behind a WFS service?

I need to use several WFS service which are not mine and convert them to shapefiles. I'd like to update the shapefiles whenever the data is updated in the WFS services without downloading the whole ...
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GeoServer, OpenLayers and updatable views: unable to edit data of WFS-T feature layer

I am developing an web application, where the user is able to view and update some feature attribute of a WFS layer. My problem: the edited data is not saved at all. Here's the situation: GeoServer ...
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How to overwrite metadata in a tif file with GDAL?

I have a set of tif files generated from a process with multiple steps. Some metadata tags are added at different steps. I would like to update the metadata of those file before distributing the ...
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Recommended approach to integrate GeoNetwork with SQL Server database

I am new to GeoNetwork. But now my organization wants to invest in it to see how we can make the best use of it for publishing, sharing and distributing metadata. We currently have all our GIS data ...
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What is the best way to handle metadata with TileStache?

When I'm serving up maps and UtfGrids with tileStache I would like to also include some metadata with the layers so that my leaflet application can understand the context of the layer. For example: ...
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exporting metadata from gps camera to spreadsheet

I have a question involving exporting metadata from a GPS camera to an application such as a spreadsheet. In essence, I'm working with a significant number of images taken with a GPS digital camera. ...
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Is there a way to export metadata to HTML with FME

I'm trying to export metadata from ArcSDE to HTML. I've been trying to use the XSLTProcessor transformer with the ArcGIS.xsl stylesheet. I can't seem to make it work. Any ideas. Is there another ...
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How do I automatically generate a spatial data catalogue from shape files and .gdbs?

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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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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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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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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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 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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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]

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 GIS layers. Are there any ...
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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 ...