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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.

Please check the online documentation for more details!


Many thanks to the following organizations that have provided fundings for strenghtening the geometa package:

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We thank in advance people that use geometa for citing it in their work / publication(s). For this, please use the citation provided at this link DOI

Metadata standards coverage

Standard Title Namespace Coverage Supported Missing
ISO/TC211 19110:2005 Geographic Information - Methodology for feature cataloguing GFC ISO/TC211 19110:2005 17 0
ISO/TC211 19115-1:2003 Geographic Information - Metadata GMD ISO/TC211 19115-1:2003 132 0
ISO/TC211 19115-2:2009 Geographic Information - Metadata - Part 2: Extensions for imagery and gridded data GMI ISO/TC211 19115-2:2009 40 0
ISO/TC211 19119:2005 Geographic Information - Service Metadata SRV ISO/TC211 19119:2005 7 12
ISO/TC211 19139:2007 Geographic Metadata XML Schema GMX ISO/TC211 19139:2007 5 62
ISO/TS 19103:2005 Geographic Common extensible markup language GCO ISO/TS 19103:2005 23 0
GML 3.2.1 (ISO 19136) Geographic Markup Language GML GML 3.2.1 (ISO 19136) 63 106
GML 3.2.1 Coverage (OGC GMLCOV) OGC GML Coverage Implementation Schema GMLCOV GML 3.2.1 Coverage (OGC GMLCOV) 2 3
GML 3.3 Referenceable Grid (OGC GML) OGC GML Referenceable Grid GMLRGRID GML 3.3 Referenceable Grid (OGC GML) 6 0
SWE 2.0 Sensor Web Enablement (SWE) Common Data Model SWE SWE 2.0 19 11