Data about data

learn more… | top users | synonyms

0
votes
0answers
26 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 ...
1
vote
2answers
92 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?
2
votes
3answers
98 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 ...
0
votes
0answers
26 views

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. ...
2
votes
1answer
38 views

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.
6
votes
1answer
360 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 ...
5
votes
1answer
322 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 ...
5
votes
5answers
1k views

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 ...
2
votes
2answers
34 views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
63 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? ...
2
votes
1answer
108 views

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 ...
3
votes
3answers
225 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
56 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
5 views

Metadata in Dimap Generic 1.1

Does anyone know anything about the Dimap Generic structure for metadata? I have checked in http://www.spotimage.fr/dimap/spec/dictionary/dictionary.htm but I can't find anything about how to ...
0
votes
1answer
16 views

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..
2
votes
2answers
61 views

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 ...
2
votes
2answers
97 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
votes
0answers
29 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, ...
0
votes
1answer
66 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 ...
2
votes
1answer
137 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 ...
2
votes
2answers
256 views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
21 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
16 views

Including Metadata in GML

IS there a nice GML tutorial that gives a step by step explanation of including metadata in GML schema(or data) ?
0
votes
0answers
41 views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
62 views

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 ...
3
votes
1answer
191 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 ...
0
votes
2answers
52 views

Metadata Manager for MapInfo [duplicate]

Hello Everybody, 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 ...
1
vote
0answers
31 views

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 ...
1
vote
0answers
37 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 ...
1
vote
0answers
148 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 ...
1
vote
1answer
139 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. ...
4
votes
1answer
75 views

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
votes
0answers
28 views

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 ...
1
vote
0answers
163 views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
261 views

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 ...
1
vote
0answers
88 views

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 ...
1
vote
0answers
40 views

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 ...
7
votes
2answers
1k views

Create metadata for multiple datasets simultaneously in ArcGIS 10

I am trying to find a way to create metadata through Arc Catalog for multiple datasets simultaneously. I'm working within a file geodatabase, which composes of multiple feature classes and rasters. ...
1
vote
1answer
727 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
207 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
73 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
64 views

Batch inserting georeference information into a tiff image

I have metadata (example below) and images that have no projection or coordinate information (gdalinfo output below). I am looking for help with a script using OSGeo4W tools or some software to ...
0
votes
0answers
66 views

ISO 19115 - North American Profile

I`m trying to build a series of validation for our metadata conversion from FGDC to ISO 19115 - NAP. I was wondering if there was any mandatory fields that required in order to be compliant with the ...
9
votes
5answers
874 views

Looking for a Metadata Editor

Looking for a free open source 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 intuitive ...
0
votes
1answer
78 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
85 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. ...
2
votes
1answer
158 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 ...
2
votes
3answers
152 views

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 ...
2
votes
2answers
303 views

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? ...
1
vote
1answer
151 views

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?