I was looking for INSPIRE metadata XSD schema definitions on 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 that could be easily serialized into XML that is INSPIRE compliant. The problem is in finding that schema file. Could you point me where to download it?

  • The schema you found are for INSPIRE data sets. metadata is a profile of ISO 19139
    – nmtoken
    Jul 26, 2018 at 16:11

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If I understood this right, you are looking for something like this:


Or http://metadata101.org


Working from a WMS/Inspire getcapabilities doc I get:

<WMS_Capabilities xmlns:srv="http://schemas.opengis.net/iso/19139/20060504/srv/srv.xsd" xmlns:gmd="http://schemas.opengis.net/iso/19139/20060504/gmd/gmd.xsd" xmlns:gco="http://schemas.opengis.net/iso/19139/20060504/gco/gco.xsd" xmlns:inspire_vs="http://inspire.ec.europa.eu/schemas/inspire_vs/1.0" xmlns:gml="http://schemas.opengis.net/gml" xmlns:inspire_common="http://inspire.ec.europa.eu/schemas/common/1.0" xmlns="http://www.opengis.net/wms" xmlns:xlink="http://www.w3.org/1999/xlink" xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance" version="1.3.0" updateSequence="724" xsi:schemaLocation="http://www.opengis.net/wms http://ags103a26:8080/geoserver/schemas/wms/1.3.0/capabilities_1_3_0.xsd http://inspire.ec.europa.eu/schemas/inspire_vs/1.0 http://ags103a26:8080/geoserver/www/inspire/inspire_vs.xsd">

So I would say you need - http://inspire.ec.europa.eu/schemas/inspire_vs/1.0 & http://inspire.ec.europa.eu/schemas/common/1.0.

But I haven't walked the schemas to see what they pull in (but I guess your tool should handle that).

  • I tried to convert common.xsd and I get something that is not INSPIRE metadata compliant class... :(
    – Nickon
    Mar 13, 2014 at 11:07

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