[GRASS5] adding metadata in GRASS 5.7

Radim Blazek blazek at itc.it
Fri Sep 3 03:36:02 EDT 2004

On Thursday 02 September 2004 22:37, Michel Wurtz wrote:
> Helena wrote:
> [...]
> > It does not have to be so detailed, but a lot of the information provided
> > in this file is essential when this data are to be combined with data
> > from other sources.
> > I am sure that for many users it is important to be able to edit the
> > metadata, especially if one wants to add some comments about the
> > processing that was done to the file within GRASS. So at least to keep
> > the capabilities for handling metadata as in 5.3 is needed.
> Why not use the ISO standards for metadata in Grass ?  BTW, it seems that
> XML is becomming a good choice for structuring this kind od data.

XML seems to be optimal for data like that sent by Helena.
The current structure of 'head' file is a list of key:value
pairs, which probably is not enough.
I don't have any experience with metadata and currently I don't need that,
so I leave this for somebody else.


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