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Tools for Reading and Writing ISO/OGC Geographic Metadata

geometa provides facilities to manipulate geographic metadata defined with OGC/ISO 19115 and 19139 (XML) standards, including an API to create in R representations of geographic metadata, as defined in the above standards, and write it to XML, or even to read an XML metadata into R.

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Metadata standards coverage status

Some specific ISO classes may be still missing, and will be added iteratively, according to needs, hence the "Partial" status highlighted for the different standards. This applies particularly to GML classes (ISO 19136) that may be needed in some ISO 19115 and 19110 classes. In case of a missing class, create a ticket.

Standard identifier:year|Standard description|Status ------------------------|-------------|------ ISO 19115-1:2003|Geographic information -- Metadata -- Part 1: Fundamentals|Partial ISO 19115-1:2014|Geographic information -- Metadata -- Part 1: Fundamentals|Not supported ISO 19115-2:2009|Geographic information -- Metadata -- Part 2: Extensions for imagery and gridded data|Not supported ISO/TS 19115-3:2016|Geographic information -- Metadata -- Part 3: XML schema implementation for fundamental concepts|Not supported ISO 19119:2005|Geographic information -- Service Metadata|Partial ISO 19110:2005|Geographic Information -- Methodology for Feature Cataloguing|Partial ISO 19136:2007|Geographic information -- Geography Markup Language (GML 3.2.1)|Partial ISO 19139:2007|XML Implemntation with Encoding, Decoding and Validation|Full

Metadata validation

Default validation is perfomed using XML schema validation based on ISO/OGC schemas. geometa allows specifying a custom schema (e.g. ISO 19139 profile) in case default validation is not enough.

Development perspectives

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geometa documentation built on Aug. 22, 2018, 5:03 p.m.