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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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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 ...
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Prism mobile phone metadata: does it include location? [closed]

I've read that Prism collects metadata, but no details of what that metadata includes. Does anyone know if location is part of the metadata?
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what is the metadata link in geoserver layer definition for?

I`m adding some layers in geoserver and I noticed that there is a place to put a metadata link. It also says that it should be according to FGDC or tc211. What can I put in this metadata link field? ...
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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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Writing iso19139 compliant xml metadata from a spreadsheet

I am looking at a way to migrate the metadata from a spreadsheet into iso19139 compliant xml metadata documents for a collection of shapefiles. I can parse the data out of the spreadsheet into strings ...
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Are there any examples of the Esri GeoPortal REST API in use?

Are they any public examples of sites built on top of the Esri GeoPortal's REST API? I would like to use the back-end functionality of the GeoPortal to manage the metadata, but serve it up using a ...
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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 ...
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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 document GIS analysis?

While I know I can annotate within a map, what is being used for documenting your work:sources of data, choices of color/per layer with each map made ( thinking along the lines of templateing, so as ...
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Display ArcSDE-metadata in Browser

Is there a good tool / technique to display ArcSDE-metadata in a webbrowser? We want to provide user without GIS-knowledge with a user friendly tool to explore our SDE metadata catalog. We are using ...
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How do I write XML metadata with Python?

Some Python software I have written generates raster files via GDAL. I would like the software to create an XML metadata file for each raster so that I can include details about how the raster was ...
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How do you create an ArcCatalog-friendly xml metadata file from a url metadata?

How do you take metadata information from a url like this and create an xml file that ArcCatalog's "import xml" metadata tool will accept? I have tried a few variations on pasting the url information ...
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Access Metadata from ArcSDE-tables using python

Is it possible to access the metadata of a feature class in a ArcSDE-data, using arcpy / python (on Arcgis 10.0). I suppose I could export the metadata to xml and parse the xml, but is there a more ...
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How can I find and fix broken raster metadata using QGIS?

I have a raster (TIFF) hillshade image that I would like to use in a mapping project. However, I'm having a hard time lining it up properly in QGIS. Through a series of investigations, I have ...
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How to read/write ENVI metadata using GDAL?

I am trying to use GDAL to read and write images in ENVI format (for example a .bsq file with an associated .hdr file). The GDAL Formats Info page states "Starting with GDAL 1.10, all ENVI header ...
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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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Column “osm_meta” in osm2po 4.6.9

What's the utility of *osm_meta* column in osm2po (Version: 4.6.9) generated data? Thanks in advance!
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Importing metadata from HTML into ArcCatalog fails

I downloaded restricted areas shapefile from here: https://webgis.dme.qld.gov.au/webgis/webqmin/viewer.htm It came with a rst.html file, which, on opening, displayed a page exactly the same as the ...
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how to parse a XML Document file associated with the shapefile into a PostGIS/PostgreSQL table

I have a shapefile, and information on its attributes is stored in a XML Document format. For example, the attribute of COUNTY is stored as follows: -<attr> ...
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How to Edit custom help in ArcGIS ModelBuilder?

I have created a model in ArcGIS model-builder with a certain number of layers specified as parameters. When I launch the model from the tool-box, I would like to edit the information in the right ...
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Standard for storing human metadata in spatial databases

Is there an existing, standard, universal approach (and hopefully existing tools that support managing it) for storing geospatial metadata in non-ESRI spatial databases alongside (and therefore able ...
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Creating table containing all filenames (and possibly metadata) in File Geodatabase?

I need to create a metadata-table for all files in a File Geodatabase or Spatial Database. It would be awesome if it were possible to automatically be updated with new filenames, and possibly even ...
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How to automate FGDC metadata generation in ArcGIS?

Does anyone know of a tool or script to automate FGDC standard metadata for ArcGIS? I would like to be able to select multiple feature classes and fill company info., dates, etc.
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Metadata for Bing Maps Aerial in ArcGIS

Is there a way to dynamically pull up metadata on the Bing Maps Aerial web mapping service in ArcGIS? I am working at a 1:245 scale across various locations in OR and CA and need to know if Bing's ...
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how to introduce LDAP after installing esri geoportal(windows) [closed]

I have already installed ESRI Geoportal version 1.2.1 and I am upgrading it to 1.2.2. The 1.2.1 version is also customized according to the needs. This version was installed using single administrator ...
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ways to access and download the metadata of OpenStreetMaps

Does anyone know if there are any good methods or apps to access and download the metadata of OSM from desktop? Many thanks!
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Metadata -auto build using python

We have a large (10,000 plus) repository of spatial data (shp/gdb/tab vectors and ecw/tif rasters and also las, xyz and DEM data) where some have metadata records in xml using anzlic metadata editor. ...
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Update Multiple Metadata Tags at Once

ArcGIS 10 SP3 Hello! I have read the other posts in this forum about updating metadata programmatically, and have examined Esri's help topics regarding xslt stylesheets to update metadata, but am ...
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Can I export a layer's field value to metadata ?

Is there a way around for me to export a layer that has the field name "Quadname" and export it to metadata to capture all the quads names? I am looking for that to work on my metadata using Arcgis ...
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PostGIS (2.0?) - Native Versioning of the Datastore

I recently have been surprised to see there are not too many solutions at all discussing the best methods of versioning datastores which are made available for editing. I am looking for a robust, ...
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How to track raw data deliveries and determine when all input data has been delivered and is ready for processing [closed]

When working with large amounts of raw input data for your analysis, how do you track data from different sources and covering different geographic extents to determine when you can proceed with the ...
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Seeking Open Source ISO Metadata Editor?

I am looking for a free open source ISO metadata editor for the development of an enterprise database. It will mostly be used for documenting shapefiles and GeoTIFFs. Hoping that it will be an ...
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Add or Import Metadata to a shapefile

Is there a way to add metadata to a shapefile in Qgis? I have the shape file and an xml metadata file and I want to import in shape file.
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Where is Wikipedia's coordinate information stored, and how can I retrieve it?

Background: I'd like to add icons to my map showing locations which have Wikipedia entries. The WikiLocation API is a great resource for determining Wiki entries near an XY location, but it has ...