[Geodata] dclite4g for geospatial metadata - new namespace and schema

maning sambale emmanuel.sambale at gmail.com
Thu Sep 4 21:34:15 EDT 2008


This is great news.  I have been looking for such a metadata schema
that is simple and informative enough for our organization.  FGDC
seems to be too complex for our purpose.

A wishlist would be a simple metadata generator that can be integrated
to existing OSGEO software, in our case we use QGIS and GRASS.    At
the same, time it can parse through the existing data for example,
read the QGIS *.qgs file to populate some of the metadata properties.
ogrinfo and gdalinfo can also provide info on this.

There is a metadata reader/editor added as a plugin in MapWindow

Are there any efforts to do the same for some existing osgeo software.
 GeoNetwork comes to mind but our purpose is to just generate simple
metadata within our organization for the mean time.


On 9/4/08, jo at frot.org <jo at frot.org> wrote:
> dear all,
> As a byproduct of a bit more work on the DCLite4G model,
> it now has a proper namespace for use in XML documents and an
> accompanying OWL ontology.
> http://dclite4g.xmlns.com/
> The model has been simplified so there is now no longer the
> distinction between abstract "Data Set" and concrete (e.g.
> downloadable) "Data Source". Instead there is a new "Series" type
> wihch can be used to collect data sets together in various ways (a
> series of snapshots or slices over time, a set of tiles,
> a set of different representations of a common data set).
> http://genesi-dr.terradue.com/news/_news.asp?title=Core+Metadata
> has a commented example of the new simplified dclite4g used to enhance
> Dublin Core metadata in RDF/XML.
> I hope this will be of use particularly for those wanting to produce
> "INSPIRE-compliant" metadata from existing Dubl Core-oriented
> repositories without going the IS19115 route.
> cheers,
> jo
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