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The NPS Metadata Tools & Editor (MTE)

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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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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 (?)

  • 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

  • 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:

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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