CatMDEdit: Metadata Editor Tool To Facilitates The Documentation of Resources With Special Focus on Describing GIS Resources
Entry ID: CatMDEdit
Abstract: CatMDEdit is a metadata editor tool that facilitates the documentation of resources, with special focus on the description of geographic information resources.
The tool has been implemented in Java and has the following features:
1. Multi-platform (Windows, Unix). As it has been developed in Java and the storage of metadata records is managed directly through the file system, the application can ... be deployed in any platform with the minimum requirement of having installed a Java virtual machine.
2. Multilingual. The application has been developed following the Java internationalization methodology. Nowadays, there is a Spanish, English, French, Polish, Portuguese and Czech version. With little effort, other languages can be supported.
3.Selection and filtering of metadata records stored in the local metadata repository.
4. Metadata edition in conformance with the "ISO19115. Geographic Information - Metadata" standard. Four interfaces are provided for the edition of metadata records:
-A detailed interface following the ISO19115 comprehensive profile.
-A reduced interface following the "Núcleo Español de Metadatos" (NEM). NEM, a subset of ISO19115, is a recommendation under development which has been defined by the Spanish National Geographical High Board ("Consejo Superior Geográfico"). This subset includes all the elements defined for the ISO19115 Core metadata profile (Core metadata for geographic datasets).
-An interface following the SDIGER - INSPIRE metadata profile, which has been developed under the framework of the SDIGER project. This profile is based on the international standard ISO19115 that was customized to meet the requirements set up in the proposal for a Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council establishing an infrastructure for spatial information in the Community (INSPIRE).
-An interface following the SDIGER - WFD metadata profile, which has been developed under the framework of the SDIGER project. This profile is based on the international standard ISO19115 customized to follow the guidelines for metadata to implement the GIS Elements of the Water Framework Directive.
-Metadata edition in conformance with the SDIGER - Dublin Core Metadata Application Profile for geographical data mining, which has been developed under the framework of the SDIGER project. This profile is based on the Dublin Core Spatial Application Profile developed by the European Standardization Committee to improve the discovery of geographic information.
5. Exchange of metadata records according to different standards and formats.
-Import and export of ISO19115 metadata in XML format in compliance with ISO19139 technical specification.
-Additionally, interoperability with other metadata standards apart from ISO19115. The application allows input and output XML files in conformance with the standards CSDGM (Content Standard for Digital Geospatial Metadata, defined by U.S. FGDC), Qualified Dublin Core, SDIGER - Dublin Core Metadata Application Profile for geographical data mining, or MIGRA (Spanish standard for geographic information exchange).
6. Different styles for presentation of metadata records
-For CSDGM: FGDC HTML (es, en), FAQ HTML (en), Geography Network HTML (en), ESRI HTML (es, en).
-For ISO19115: HTML (es, en, fr, pl, pt), Excel (format used for both input and output files).
-For MIGRA: HTML (es).
-For Dublin Core: HTML (es, en, fr, pl, pt).
7. Additional tools to facilitate the edition of metadata:
-Contacts repository tool. It permits the reuse of contact information (e.g. name, address, telephone &) of organizations and individuals, which must be filled in several metadata elements. Thanks to this component, the contact information about a responsible party is inserted only once and used whenever it is required.
-Thesaurus tool. It enables metadata creators to use thesauri in order to fill in some metadata elements. The use of controlled keywords facilitates the mapping between a selected vocabulary and a large collection of records.
-Additional tools for the selection of bounding box coordinates: coordinate conversion between different coordinate reference systems, and graphic selection of coordinates over maps.
-Automatic Metadata Generation. CatMDEdit enables the automatic generation of metadata for some data formats like Shapefile, DGN, ECW, FICC, GeoTiff, GIF/GFW, JPG/JGW, PNG/PGW.
-Visualization of some data formats such as Shapefile, ECW, GeoTiff, GIF, JPG, BMP, PDF, HTML, ...
-On-line help by means of PDF visualization.
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Use Constraints The CatMDEdit library is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU Lesser General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation; either version 2.1 of the License, or (at your option) any later version.
This library is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU Lesser General Public License for more details.
You should have received a copy of the GNU Lesser General Public License along with this library; if not, write to the Free Software Foundation, Inc., 51 Franklin St, Fifth Floor, Boston, MA 02110-1301 USA
Nogueras-Iso J, Zarazaga-Soria FJ, Muro-Medrano PR (2005). Geographic Information Metadata for Spatial Data Infrastructures - Resources, Interoperability and Information Retrieval. Springer Verlag, ISBN: 3-540-24464-6 .
Zarazaga-Soria FJ, Lacasta J, Nogueras-Iso J, Torres MP, Muro-Medrano PR (2003). A Java Tool for Creating ISO/FGDC Geographic Metadata. In Geodaten- und Geodienste-Infrastrukturen - von der Forschung zur praktischen Anwendung. Beiträge zu den Münsteraner GI-Tagen 26./27. Juni 2003, pp 17-30. IFGIprints 18, Münster, Germany.
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