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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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Displaying Raster Source Information

I have a large number of raster files I'm working on. I need to figure out how each of the files was processed from. I have a composite land cover map and would like to view the file names and ...
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Export ArcGIS Metadata as a .pdf

I've been asked to automate the exporting of metadata from ESRI feature classes into .pdf files. We don't want the .xml files, rather a .pdf version of what you see in the Description panel in Catalog....
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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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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 files....
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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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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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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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Accessing advanced metadata formats from ArcGIS REST API?

Esri allows us to choose the style of the metadata we would like to use: Those styles allow you to add more specific metadata e.g. more description about a specific field like this: the problem is, ...
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Find and replace text in metadata of feature classes

I have 36 feature classes in individual feature datasets. I need to update a portion of the metadata for all the feature classes. I want to find a string of text in the distribution portion of the ...
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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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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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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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Can you add more than one contact in FGDC compliant metadata?

I am new to following FGDC metadata standards. I have received an SDSFIE compliant geodatabase. My job is to build on this geodatabase. Each feature class already has FGDC compliant metadata. As I ...
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Landsat 8 dataset processing in batch?

I´m trying to open Landsat images at Geotiff with metadata in ENVI. I have a dataset of 101 Landsat 8 images and I want to open all the images and then save them to do some band math either on ...
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How to interpret BUFR descriptors

I'm processing BUFR products from Eumetsat and I would like to ask for your help about the following descriptors: 002028 SEGMENT SIZE AT NADIR IN X DIRECTION 002029 SEGMENT SIZE AT NADIR IN Y ...
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How to remove geoprocessing history in ArcGIS 10.2.2 for Desktop?

I have grown dependent upon the awesome add-in called Clear Geoprocessing History. It does not appear to work with my upgrade to 10.2.2 Does someone know of a different route? Or perhaps how to ...
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Preserving metadata after processing shapefiles

This is really my first time working with metadata and I just have a few concerns in regards to it. Hypothetically, if I were to merge two shapefiles together and then, explode them back to ...
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How do I get the vector and raster metadata from a PostGIS database?

im using php/postgres/postgis in a webapp, im wondering if its possible to get metadata from the db about all shp/geotiff table like (name, projection, type(ship/tiff), date, desc, owner etc ...) i ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Reading GRIB band metadata with GDAL

I'm trying to use GDAL in python to get only the temperature band from this GRIB file that has 2 bands. I can't just do temp_band = ds.GetRasterBand(1) because sometimes, but not always, the grib ...
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How can I see the 'Custom Options' metadata following Save As in QGIS?

In QGIS 2.10 Pisa, I've right-clicked a layer in the TOC and used Saved As ... to save a shapefile with a new name. During this process, I used the Custom Options (Data Source and Layer) to include ...
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Are there methods of filtering gps-data with metadata?

In our project we captured GPS-tracks from a few electric vehicles in the timeframe of a year. In total we captured around 13000000 GPS-points this way. The captured data comes from electric powered ...
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Creating metadata style in ArcGIS Desktop from GeoNetwork plugin schema?

ArcGIS 10 does not have a style metadata that meets my specification. I have a GeoNetwork plugin schema for metadata generation as the Geospatial Metadata Profile of Brazil. Is it possible to ...
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Extracting metadata from shapefile in FME?

Does anyone know how to extract metadata information from a shapefile in FME? To be exact, i want to extract the schema (data structure) of the data such as the field names, etc. from a shapefile and ...
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How to edit metadata in QGIS

What possibilities exist to edit metadata in QGIS? I did only find the plugin Metatools which is experimental and did not work for me. So are there other possibilities than Metatools? -In Metatools I ...
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extraction of metadata from gml file

I am in the need to extract metadata in XML format from a gml file following the standard ISO 19115 Can anyone suggest to me how to do that Is there any open source for the same
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Tracking which LiDAR data tiles have been delivered

My company works with LiDAR data for large electrical transmissions systems (thousands of miles in one project). We model the transmission lines and do analysis using CAD and GIS workflows. We break ...
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Benefit of adding Metadata descriptions to layers using ArcCatalog?

I've tried adding Metadata to my primary shapefiles before using ArcCatalog, however, I don't know if this really adds anything professionally to my layers. Is Metadata and Layer description in ...
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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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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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Column osm_meta in osm2po 4.6.9?

What's the utility of osm_meta column in osm2po (Version: 4.6.9) generated data?
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Aquisition date of digital globe imagery, Image Metadata File

It might sound strange but I cant seem to find the acquisition date of images I acquired from digital globe. In the metadata file i only find the date the images were send to me. I am using Qgis. ...
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XML Document points to the wrong location after using arcpy.BatchProject()

I'm trying to reproject a number of shapefiles representing contours from NAD_83_Albers to NAD_83_UTM_Zone_9N using arcpy.BatchProject(), but I have to use python/regex to preserve a particular file ...
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Python/GDAL hyperspectral Image wavelengths

I can open and read a hyperspectral image using GDAL according to the instructions brought by Max König here: So after reading the data like this : data = gdal.Open( filename ) then I can see ...
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I can't edit a metadata template I made

I created an ISO 19139 metadata template. Before I imported it to test it I noticed I couldn't edit it at all. On the top of the editor in Arc Catalog on the description tab there is usually a choice ...
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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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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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View ArcGIS 10 metadata in SharePoint 2010

Does anyone know how I can view the "FGDC CSDGM"-compliant metadata in SharePoint 2010? I know I can copy the metadata output since it's an html file but that's not what I want. I want SharePoint 2010 ...
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Getting the Correlated FeatureDataRecord (or meta-data) for a Given Geometry?

I'm using SharpMap 2.0, and I'm successfully loading a shapefile and parsing through it. The particular shape file that I'm working with has about 700 polygons in it, and each of those polygons has ...