The MnGeo Standards
Committee has formed a Metadata Workgroup whose purpose is to:
- Recommend methods for creating and editing metadata that are compatible
with ArcGIS 10.
- Recommend a metadata format for web services.
- Recommend changes to the Minnesota Geographic Metadata Guidelines by
evaluating new international standards.
Nancy Rader, MnGeo, 651-201-2489,
Charter, Project Plan, Current Activities
- Status report:
- Current activities:
- Finish the standalone Minnesota Metadata Editor (MME) - in final beta
Portable version now available
(install version still being tested)
The workgroup is customizing the recently
Metadata Editor v.3.1.1 to match the current version of the Minnesota
Geographic Metadata Guidelines (MGMG1.2); the project is in the final beta
testing phase. MME will be a standalone since the ArcGIS10 metadata
environment is currently too changeable; we do not have staff resources to
keep up with a moving target.
- A crosswalk between MGMG1.2 and the North American Profile of the
international metadata standard has been drafted. Most elements
translate smoothly; however, the workgroup has flagged a number of issues
that will need to be resolved before it can recommend an updated version of
MGMG for public review. The issues include which elements are needed
to describe a web service. This work is on hold until the MME
standalone for MGMG1.2 is released.
- Metadata Workgroup Charter,
4/29/11 (5 p., 115K, PDF)
Describes why the project is needed, the goals and deliverables, and who is
involved with the workgroup.
- Project Plan,
5/13/11 (5 p. 384K, PDF)
Meeting Schedule, Agendas and Notes
Calendar: Check the calendar for the date, time and
location of the next workgroup meeting. If none is listed in the next month
or two, check directly with the workgroup chair. All meetings are open to
the public and visitors are always welcome.
MnGeo Committee and Workgroup page