I need to implement ISO 19115-1 standards to a collection of datasets using ArcCatalog. However, I'm having trouble locating documentation about actually using the updated standard in Arc.

I've found documentation for 10.5-- it states that previous 19115:2003 versions will be compatible with 19115-1, but does not provide documentation for a revised 19115-1 Metadata Style (This document is for 10.5, and I do not have access above 10.2).

Based on previous experience, I thought saving a new .cfg file in my C:/Arc/Metadata folder would be a solid workaround, but I can't locate the file anywhere.

Have any of you used ISO 19115-1, what do you suggest?

  • Welcome to GIS SE! As a new user please take the tour to learn about our focused Q&A format. What do you mean about saving a new .cfg to your metadata folder? I don't have 10.2 - is 19115-1 not an available metadata standard in 10.2? Or is it avaialable and you're wanting to know how to use it? – Midavalo Feb 21 '17 at 17:39
  • Please edit your question with any response to comments – Midavalo Feb 21 '17 at 17:39
  • Thanks for getting back to me! :) In ArcCatalog, you can choose your metadata schema from a dropdown under 'Customization'>'ArcCatalog Options'. The metadata styles shown in this dropdown match the .cfg files saved in the program files Metadata folder (C:ProgramFiles/Arc/Metadata). I thought I could find the ISO19115-1 .cfg file somewhere online and drop it in this location (this is just a hunch, and I can't locate this file). I'm using Arc 10.2, but the most recent ISO is 19115:2003, and I need 19115-1. I think it's available in more recent versions but don't have access. Do you know? – whatdoido Feb 22 '17 at 13:12
  • Please edit your question with any response to comments – Midavalo Feb 22 '17 at 16:50

I am running ArcGIS Desktop versions 10.3.1 and 10.5, and neither of these have a .cfg file for ISO19115-1.

  • ArcGIS Desktop 10.3.1:
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  • ArcGIS Desktop 10.5:
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The only time I've seen a metadata standard added to ArcGIS Desktop it was a full installer (from a third party) that installed more than just a .cfg file. You might have luck contacting Esri directly, however I believe this is something you will possibly need to purchase from a third party.

  • Thanks so much for checking! Just knowing it's not in the more recent versions is still valuable info. I'll follow up with Esri to see if it's available for purchase. – whatdoido Feb 22 '17 at 17:16

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