*With apologies for cross-posting*
For information the Access based tool for compiling metadata descriptions to
national standards that I mentioned in an earlier posting is available via
the askgiraffe site that Christine mentions. Follow the 'Wanted - Your data'
link, then scroll down the page to where it describes the 'askGiraffe
metadata tool' and how to get it.
I would strongly recommend the NGDF standard to anyone in the UK creating
records of their spatial data information. As well as its use in askGiraffe
it is the standard that has been adopted by the MAGIC project to support
sharing of geographic information between government departments, and it is
based on the Dublin Core metadata standard. DC, among many international
applications, has been adopted as the metadata standard for the UK
governments e-Government projects.
English Heritage Data Services Unit
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Christine Addison [mailto:[log in to unmask]]
> Sent: Friday, April 12, 2002 9:48 AM
> To: [log in to unmask]
> Subject: Re: GIS metadata templates
> For anyone using Mapinfo ...... at Northamptonshire Heritage
> we've written a txt file to paste into your Mapinfo table
> which will set the metadata structure to a set of Dublin Core
> derived fields. I attach the txt file (and a quick guide as
> to how to install which was written for Northamptonshire
> Heritage staff). You'll have to edit the Northamptonshire
> specific stuff obviously. I'm currently writing a Noddy
> Guide to metadata for our team.
> During April and May we're also about to set up a system
> whereby Mapinfo tables cannot be created without first
> compiling basic mandatory metadata. If I remember rightly
> the current metadata structure we are using was compiled
> using the standards set out in www.askgiraffe.org.uk and will
> be further developed by Northamptonshire County Council's
> e-government metadata standards working group which meets for
> the first time next week.
> Hope this is helpful.