INSPIRE METADATA EDITORS

Gabor BARTHA

Abstract


INSPIRE is the European Spatial Data Infrastructure (ESDI) standard based on the ISO 19100 geodata standards. INSPIRE was published 2007 and expected to be implemented till 2019. An important part of the standard is related to the metadata record which contains the characteristic parameters of a geodata set in standardized XML form. Several editor programs were developed to support metadata editing. We investigated three software packages representing different category of metadata editors, namely the stand alone CatMDEdit, MetaD and the server based GeoNetwork programs. The programs were qualified according to their versatility, the ease of their setup process, configuration and use, the knowledge what they demanded from the user, the help what they provide to the user. The editors were applied to the same hydrologic data set to prepare the metadata file corresponding to the INSPIRE profile in the investigation.  The CatMDEdit was found the best almost from every respect except the versatility in which the GeoNetwork package was the first with its multi-user, Internet related searching and disseminating capabilities. Therefore the CatMDEdit is proposed for small or medium size institutions and the GeoNetwork for large organizations.   

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.15551/scigeo.v58i2.171

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