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MME Requirements, Setup Instructions and Version Changes

These instructions are to set up the Minnesota Metadata Editor (MME) which allows users to view and edit metadata (documentation) using the Minnesota Geographic Metadata Guidelines (MGMG).


Setup Steps

Additional Notes

Changes in Version 1.2

  1. Forced "mailing and physical" in addrtype fields for contacts on these tags since it is a required field for the federal website:
    - idinfo/ptcontac/cntinfo/cntaddr/addrtype
    - distinfo/distrib/cntinfo/cntaddr/addrtype
    - metainfo/metc/cntinfo/cntaddr/addrtype
  2. XSL template MGMG.xsl
    - restored the 'HTTP' protocol to hyperlinks
    - allowed HTTPS as a URL protocol for hyperlinks
  3. Removed all references to MnGeo in program setup folder.
  4. Changed the Spatial Extent of Data field to a text box (from a combo with pull-down list).
  5. Fixed Online Linkage field, so that the publisher text is not erased when doing a refresh from database.
  6. Changed default text in Online Linkage to be more generic since not all data is available for download:  "I AGREE to the notice in "Distribution Liability" above. Clicking to agree will either begin the download process, link to a service, or provide more instructions. See "Ordering Instructions" above for details."
  7. All help now links directly to a website at MnGeo.
  8. Minnesota County Coordinate System now supports "feet" as well as "meters" for NAD83 datum.
  9. Extraneous blank rows in database tables removed. This should prevent people from setting blank values as default.
  10. Added check for database version and fail to load if the wrong database is used - link user to a help page.
  11. Added fields: Vertical Datum, Vertical Units, Depth Datum, Depth Units, Browse Graphic Description.
  12. Modified fields Publication Date, Progress of Data, and Update Frequency to pull-down lists + text entry.
  13. Removed the address2 field in the database table for Contact_Information since it is not a supported element in the Minnesota Geographic Metadata Guidelines.

Upgrading from a Prior Version

This version of MME makes several changes to database structures and is not backward-compatible with earlier database formats. During start-up the application checks to determine if the database is in the correct format and will not proceed with an earlier version.

Install the new version in a new location and then edit the new database as needed to provide the default values for your configuration. Look in the MME help for more detailed instructions on user-configurable values in MME and how to set them.

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