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									                        INSPIRE
                        Infrastructure for Spatial Information in Europe




                          INSPIRE Metadata Editor User Guide
Title
Creator                   EC INSPIRE Geoportal Team
Date                      15-MAY-2008
Subject                   INSPIRE Metadata Editor User Guide
Status                    Draft
Publisher                 Joint Research Centre (JRC)
Type                      Text
Description               This document describes the user interface of the proof of concept
                          INSPIRE Metadata Editor
Contributor               EC INSPIRE Geoportal Team
Format                    PDF
Source
Rights
Identifier                INSPIREEditorUserGuide.doc
Language                  En
Relation                  n/a
Coverage                  Project duration
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Table of Contents
1.       INTRODUCTION........................................................................................................................ 1-3
     1.1.     ACCESSING THE APPLICATION .............................................................................................. 1-3
     1.2.     CREATING A NEW DOCUMENT ............................................................................................... 1-3
     1.3.     THE TOOLBAR ....................................................................................................................... 1-4
        1.3.1. Exit ................................................................................................................................... 1-4
        1.3.2. Save.................................................................................................................................. 1-4
        1.3.3. Validation ........................................................................................................................ 1-6
        1.3.4. User guide........................................................................................................................ 1-6
     1.4.     THE NAVIGATION BAR ........................................................................................................... 1-6
     1.5.     CONTEXTUAL HELP ............................................................................................................... 1-7
2.       INFORMATION TABS .............................................................................................................. 2-8
     2.1.     METADATA ON METADATA ................................................................................................... 2-8
        2.1.1. Metadata Point of Contact .............................................................................................. 2-8
        2.1.2. Metadata date .................................................................................................................. 2-8
        2.1.3. Metadata language.......................................................................................................... 2-8
     2.2.     IDENTIFICATION .................................................................................................................... 2-9
        2.2.1. Resource Title .................................................................................................................. 2-9
        2.2.2. Resource Abstract............................................................................................................ 2-9
        2.2.3. Resource Type ................................................................................................................. 2-9
        2.2.4. Resource Locator............................................................................................................. 2-9
        2.2.5. Unique Resource Identifier ........................................................................................... 2-10
        2.2.6. Coupled Resource.......................................................................................................... 2-10
        2.2.7. Resource language ........................................................................................................ 2-10
     2.3.     CLASSIFICATION.................................................................................................................. 2-11
        2.3.1. Topic Category .............................................................................................................. 2-11
        2.3.2. Classification ................................................................................................................. 2-11
     2.4.     KEYWORD ........................................................................................................................... 2-11
        2.4.1. INSPIRE Spatial Data Theme ....................................................................................... 2-12
        2.4.2. Inspire Spatial Data Service Category ......................................................................... 2-12
        2.4.3. GEMET Keyword .......................................................................................................... 2-12
        2.4.4. Other Keywords............................................................................................................. 2-13
     2.5.     GEOGRAPHIC ....................................................................................................................... 2-13
        2.5.1. Geographic Bounding Box............................................................................................ 2-13
     2.6.     TEMPORAL .......................................................................................................................... 2-14
     2.7.     QUALITY & VALIDITY ........................................................................................................ 2-15
        2.7.1. Lineage .......................................................................................................................... 2-15
        2.7.2. Spatial Resolution.......................................................................................................... 2-15
     2.8.     CONFORMITY ...................................................................................................................... 2-15
     2.9.     CONSTRAINTS ..................................................................................................................... 2-16
        2.9.1. Conditions applying to access and use ......................................................................... 2-16
        2.9.2. Limitations on public access ......................................................................................... 2-16
     2.10.    RESPONSIBLE ORGANIZATION ............................................................................................ 2-17




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1. Introduction
The INSPIRE Metadata editor makes it possible to create INSPIRE compliant
metadata and to download it as an xml file.


1.1. Accessing the application

Point your favorite browser (Firefox, Internet Explorer and Safari are supported) to
the URL given to you by your system administrator.

In the first page of the application (see Figure 1) you can choose whether to create a
new document or to load an existing xml file you have on your local file system.




                                Figure 1 – The start page

If you click on “User Guide” you will download this guide (pdf format).


1.2. Creating a new document

To create a new document you have to select at first the type of the resource you
intend to describe.
Choose one among the displayed options: “Spatial dataset”, “Spatial dataset series”
and “Spatial data service”.

In the following examples we suppose we need to describe a Spatial dataset.

Press Start.

You will be redirected to the Metadata tab (see Figure 2 – The metadata tab) where
you can start entering the data.



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                                Figure 2 – The metadata tab



1.3. The toolbar

At the top of the page the toolbar is visible:



                                   Figure 3 - The toolbar



1.3.1. Exit

This will take you back to the start page.
Before doing this the application asks for a confirmation since you lose the data
already entered.




                                  Figure 4 - Exit warning




1.3.2. Save

Click on “Save” to save on your local file system an xml file containing the data
already entered.


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You will be able to open the saved file at later time to continue working on it.

The behavior of the application when you click on “Save” depends on whether you
have validation enabled (ON) or not (OFF). Please see the next paragraph for details
about validation.

If validation is disabled, the application asks you if you really want to save a file that
might contain errors.




                       Figure 5 - Saving when validation is not enabled

Pressing Cancel takes you back editing the file.

If instead you are sure you want to save (for example when you want to complete it at
a later time), press OK. The browser will present you the standard download file
interface of your browser.




                          Figure 6 - Downloading the metadata file

The file you download is given a name that corresponds the metadata file identifier
(gmd:fileIdentifier).
For new files the identifier is generated automatically (e.g. “af403928-ee19-4d71-
914a-cea8fd4f512c.xml”). When you open an existing file, its identifier is maintained.


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If validation is enabled you will not be allowed to save if errors are present.

In order to save the file you will have first to disable the validation.




                         Figure 7 - Saving when validation is disabled



1.3.3. Validation
Clicking on this option will toggle the validation on and off. When “ON” the editor
will display errors if INSPIRE mandatory elements are missing.




                                Figure 8 - Enabling validation



1.3.4. User guide



If you click on “User Guide” you will download this user guide (pdf format).


1.4. The navigation bar


Click on a tab to display the corresponding section of the metadata.



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1.5. Contextual help

When you move the cursor on a label, its shape changes to:

If you now click a window pops up with information about the element identified by
the label:




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2. Information tabs
In this chapter the content of each tab is described in detail.


2.1. Metadata on metadata




                              Figure 9 - Metadata on metadata



2.1.1. Metadata Point of Contact

You can enter one or more points of contact.

In order to add one point of contact you need to enter:
    • one or more email addresses. You have to type each email address in the
       textbox and then press tab (or the “Add” button marked with “2” in Figure 9 -
       Metadata on metadata);
    • the organization name;

When you leave the organization name field pressing enter or the tab key the point of
contact is added to the list.

In case you had previously removed an existing point of contact for editing its
information, you can press the “Add” button marked with “1” in the figure to add it
back to the list.


2.1.2. Metadata date
The metadata date is mandatory and defaults to the current date.




2.1.3. Metadata language
The metadata language is mandatory.



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2.2. Identification

This tab displays differently for Spatial Datasets and Spatial Data Services




            Figure 10 - Identification Tab for Spatial Data Sets and Dataset Series

2.2.1. Resource Title
You can enter free text.

2.2.2. Resource Abstract
You can enter free text.

2.2.3. Resource Type
This value cannot be changed as it has been selected in the start page.

2.2.4. Resource Locator
You can enter one or more resource locators.




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In order to enter a resource locator:
    1) Enter the resource locator in box marked with 1
    2) Press button Add (2)
    3) The resource locator you entered appears in the list box (3)
    4) If you need to remove a previously entered resource locator, select it clicking
       on it in the list box, then press Remove Selected (4)



2.2.5. Unique Resource Identifier
You can enter one or more unique resource identifiers.




Code is mandatory while namespace is optional.

After typing the required information press “Add”.
The new identifier appears in the summary list-box.


2.2.6. Coupled Resource

This region is displayed only for metadata related to Spatial Data Services.




2.2.7. Resource language

This region is displayed only for metadata related to Spatial Datasets and Dataset
Series.
You can enter one or more languages.


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Select a language then press “Add”


2.3. Classification


2.3.1. Topic Category

This region is displayed only for Spatial Data Sets and Dataset series.
Select one category from the list and press Add.




2.3.2. Classification

This region is displayed only for metadata related to Spatial Data Services.
Select one classification from the list.




2.4. Keyword

This page lets you enter keywords that describe the resource. Keywords may be
described as a free text or may originate from any Controlled Vocabulary. If they
originate from a Controlled Vocabulary (Thesaurus, Ontology), you need to provide a
citation to specify the latter. In the case of a spatial data theme or spatial data series it
is requested at least one keyword from GEMET (see 2.4.1 for details).




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2.4.1. INSPIRE Spatial Data Theme

According to the INSPIRE Implementing Rule for Metadata, if a resource is a spatial
data set or spatial data set series, at least one keyword shall be provided from the
General Environmental Multi-lingual Thesaurus (GEMET) describing the relevant
spatial data theme as defined in Annex I, II and III to Directive 2007/2/EC. The titles
and definitions of all 34 INSPIRE Spatial Data Themes have now been integrated into
GEMET.

For Spatial Datasets and Dataset Series you can add one or more INSPIRE Data
Theme selecting one at a time from the drop down list and then pressing Add.
The selected data theme is added automatically with the appropriate citation of the
GEMET Thesaurus.




2.4.2. Inspire Spatial Data Service Category
For Spatial Data Services you can add one or more Inspire Service Categories
selecting one at a time from the drop down list and then pressing Add.
The selected service category is added automatically as keywords without an
originating controlled vocabulary.




2.4.3. GEMET Keyword

You can select keywords from the GEMET thesaurus.




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When you start typing a list is proposed:




If you click with the mouse on the desired word, the latter is added automatically with
the correct citation.

2.4.4. Other Keywords
For both resource types you can enter the keywords manually.
Type one or more comma separated keywords in the text box then press Add.

If your keyword stems from a Controlled Vocabulary other than GEMET, you can
cite it manually by providing the title, the date type (e.g. “publication” date) and the
date.




When you press add on any of the regions above, the keywords appear in the
summary list-box.




2.5. Geographic
2.5.1. Geographic Bounding Box

You can enter one or more bounding boxes that describe the location of the resource.

You can draw a bounding box clicking with the mouse on the map and drag keeping
the Shift key pressed. Then you can pan and zoom with the controls on the top left
corner of the map.
The coordinates are automatically updated in the text boxes on the left hand side.
You can modify the values typing directly in the text boxes.


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After entering the longitude and latitude press “Add” to add the selected bounding
box.




2.6. Temporal

You can enter zero or more temporal extents and zero or more publication dates.

With the left calendar icon you can enter a date without time information.
With the right calendar icon you can enter a date with time information.

Dates can always be edited manually in the test-box.




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2.7. Quality & Validity
2.7.1. Lineage

Enter a lineage statement as free-text.




2.7.2. Spatial Resolution

You can enter one or more Spatial Resolutions.

Enter either an equivalent scale and press the “Add” button. Instead of the equivalent
scale you can enter the distance AND a unit of measure. When done press the “Add”
button. The item entered appear in the summary list-box.

Note that only one of equivalent scale and Distance may be used for each spatial
resolution.




2.8. Conformity

In order to enter a conformity statement you have to:
    • type a Title
    • select a date type
    • enter a date
    • choose a degree of conformity from the drop-down list




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2.9. Constraints
2.9.1. Conditions applying to access and use
You can either:
   • select a condition from the drop down list then press the “Add” button.
   • type a free text condition then type “Add” button

The keywords will appear in the summary list-box.




2.9.2. Limitations on public access
You can either:
   • select a limitation from the drop down list then press the “Add” button OR
   • type a free text limitation then type “Add” button

The keywords will appear in the summary list-box.




                      Figure 11 - The responsible organization tab



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2.10. Responsible Organization




                         Figure 12 - Responsivle Organization tab

You can enter one or more responsible organizations.
In order to add one organization you have to:
    • enter one or more email addresses. You have to type the email address and
       then press tab or the “Add” button marked with “2”
    • enter the organization name;
    • select a role from the drop-down list

When you select a role the organization is added to the list.

In case you had previously removed an existing organization for editing its
information, you have to press the “Add” button marked with “1” in the figure.




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