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the nps metadata tools editor mte
The NPS Metadata Tools & Editor (MTE)

2006 I&M Data Management Conference

the nps metadata tools editor
The NPS Metadata Tools & Editor
  • Goals for the Tools & Editor session:
    • What it is
    • How it works
    • How it integrates w/other systems
    • Features
    • Future plans
    • Hands-on work session

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The NPS Metadata Tools & Editor
  • Custom software tool for National Park Service metadata
  • ArcCatalog extension
    • managing geospatial metadata
  • Stand-alone application
    • managing non-spatial metadata outside of ArcCatalog
  • Primary editor for metadata that will be uploaded to the NR & GIS Data Store

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mte timeline
MTE Timeline
  • First release: Version 1.0 - June 2005
  • Update: Version 1.1 - February 2006
  • Version 2.0 - Summer 2006
    • New platform
  • Version 2.x - Beginning FY 07
    • incremental releases

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mte stylesheets
MTE Stylesheets
  • Uses stylesheets to display XML metadata
  • Special editing stylesheets
  • Each stylesheet is tailored to a particular type of metadata
  • NPS-specific stylesheets
    • based on the NPS Profile metadata extension
    • contains all elements in the FGDC, ESRI, and Biological metadata standards and profiles plus NPS-specific elements.

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the nps metadata profile
The NPS Metadata Profile
  • Metadata extension for NPS information
  • Allows integration of metadata among various NR-GIS metadata tools & systems:

ArcCatalog

NPS Metadata Tools & Editor

NR-GIS Data Store

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MTE Stylesheets
  • NPS_Basic_Edit.xsl

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MTE Stylesheets
  • NPS_Basic_Edit.xsl

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MTE Stylesheets
  • NPS_Basic_Edit.xsl
  • NPS_BioProfile_Edit.xsl
  • NPS_FAQ_Edit.xsl
  • FGDC_Classic_Edit.xsl
  • NPS_Profile_Standards_View.xsl
  • Raw_XML_Edit.xsl

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MTE Stylesheets
  • NPS_Profile_Standards_View.xsl

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MTE Stylesheets
  • NPS_Profile_Standards_View.xsl

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MTE Stylesheets
  • Raw_XML_Edit.xsl

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mte integration
MTE Integration
  • Dataset Catalog
    • XML export creates editable metadata
  • Data Store
    • Provides tool to add NPS Profile elements required for the Data Store
  • Biological Profile Metadata
    • Import and editing of Bio Profile elements

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mte tools parse with mp
MTE Tools: Parse with MP
  • Windows interface/form
  • Run Metadata Parser (MP) without leaving the Tools & Editor work session (i.e., no DOS command line)
  • Easy configuration of input and output options

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mte tools import itis metadata
MTE Tools: Import ITIS Metadata
  • ITIS Integrated Taxonomic Information System
  • Create an export file on ITIS webpage
  • Save it to your computer
  • Import it into an existing Biological Profile metadata record

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mte tools metadata templates
MTE Tools: Metadata Templates
  • Metadata Template:
    • Create a metadata template by “harvesting” from existing metadata
  • Update with Template:
    • Update/import metadata elements from any metadata file to one or more files

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mte tools text tools
MTE Tools: Text Tools
  • Spellcheck:
    • check spelling in a metadata file using Microsoft Word\'s spell checker
  • Find and Replace:
    • Searches folders and subfolders for metadata files containing specified text and substitutes with replace text
  • Search Metadata:
    • Search folders and subfolders for metadata files containing specific strings

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mte tools metadata catalog
MTE Tools: Metadata Catalog
  • Creates a Microsoft Access database
  • Stores the location, filename and other information about all metadata files in a selected directory
  • Basic reporting

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future plans
Future Plans
  • Migration to .NET platform
  • Harvest Section 5 metadata (like Dataset Catalog)
  • Tighter integration with the NR & GIS Data Store
  • Identical functionality between the ArcCatalog and stand-alone versions
  • Expand Metadata Catalog file types
  • “Contacts Database”functionality

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possible future plans
Possible Future Plans (?)
  • Integration with NPSpecies
    • Similar to ITIS harvest
  • Integration with Research Permit Reporting System (RPRS)
    • Harvest metadata from research permits
  • Browse to and edit NR & GIS Data Store records
    • “live” editing

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user board
User Board
  • Metadata And Data Store Advisory Committee (MADSAC):
    • Identify and prioritize development
    • Will affect the development timeline
    • Provide structure for change requests
  • Peter Budde will elaborate tomorrow

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links
Links:

NPS Metadata Tools & Editor:

http://science.nature.nps.gov/nrgis/tools/editor.cfm

Data Store:

http://science.nature.nps.gov/nrdata

The NPS Metadata Profile:

http://science.nature.nps.gov/nrdata/docs/npsprofile.cfm

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Questions???

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