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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 free/...
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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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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 ISO 19139 compliant XML metadata from a spreadsheet

I am looking at a way to migrate the metadata from a spreadsheet into ISO 19139 compliant XML metadata documents for a collection of shapefiles. I can parse the data out of the spreadsheet into ...
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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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What are amp datasets? [closed]

I have a job interview tomorrow for a summer student position working with GIS. I will be mainly responsible for assisting in the acceptance, storage and dissemination of geographic information, amp ...
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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?
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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 '...