BS EN ISO 19115:2005 - Geographic information. Metadata – BSI British Standards

BS EN ISO 19115:2005

Geographic information. Metadata

Status : Superseded, Withdrawn   Published : May 2003 Replaced By : BS EN ISO 19115-1:2014+A2:2020

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BS EN ISO 19115:2005 Geographic information. Metadata

BS EN ISO 19115 defines the schema required for describing geographic information and services. It provides information about the identification, the extent, the quality, the spatial and temporal schema, spatial reference, and distribution of digital geographic data.

BS EN ISO 19115 applies to:

• The cataloguing of datasets, clearinghouse activities, and the full description of datasets;

• Geographic datasets, dataset series, and individual geographic features and feature properties.

BS EN ISO 19115 defines:

• Mandatory and conditional metadata sections, metadata entities, and metadata elements

• The minimum set of metadata required to serve the full range of metadata applications (data discovery, determining data fitness for use, data access, data transfer, and use of digital data)

• Optional metadata elements – to allow for a more extensive standard description of geographic data, if required

A method for extending metadata to fit specialized needs.

Though BS EN ISO 19115 applies to digital data, its principles can be extended to many other forms of geographic data such as maps, charts, and textual documents as well as non-geographic data.

Contents of BS EN ISO 19115

  • Scope
  • Conformance
  • Conformance requirements
  • Metadata Profiles
  • Obligation and condition
  • Normative references
  • Terms and definitions
  • Symbols and abbreviated terms Abbreviations
  • UML notations
  • UML model relationships
  • Associations Generalization
  • Instantiation/Dependency
  • Roles
  • UML model stereotypes
  • Package abbreviations
  • UML model/data dictionary relationships
  • Requirements
  • Metadata for geographic data requirement
  • Metadata application information
  • Metadata packages
  • Metadata package and entity relationship
  • Package descriptions
  • Metadata datatypes
  • Extent information (EX_Extent)
  • Citation and responsible party information (CI_Citation and CI_ResponsibleParty)
  • Core metadata for geographic datasets
  • Unified Modelling Language (UML) diagrams
  • Data dictionary
  • Metadata extensions and profiles
  • Abstract test suite
  • Comprehensive dataset metadata application profile
  • Metadata extension methodology
  • Metadata implementation
  • Hierarchical levels of metadata
  • Implementation examples
  • Multilingual support for free text fields

Standard NumberBS EN ISO 19115:2005
TitleGeographic information. Metadata
StatusSuperseded, Withdrawn
Publication Date16 May 2003
Withdrawn Date31 May 2014
Normative References(Required to achieve compliance to this standard)ISO/IEC 11179, ISO 19117, ISO 19107:2019, BS EN ISO 19107:2019, ISO 19112:2019, BS EN ISO 19112:2019, ISO 639, ISO 3166, ISO 19106, ISO 19108:2002, ISO 4217:2001, ISO 19114, ISO/IEC 8859, ISO 19113:2002, ISO/IEC 10646-1, ISO 19110, ISO 19118, ISO 19109, ISO 19119, ISO 19111:2003, ISO 8879
Informative References(Provided for Information)ISO 8601:2000, ISO 19123, ISO 690:1987, ISO 23950:1998, ISO/IEC 646, ISO/TS 19103, ISO 19104, ISO/TR 19121:2000, IETF RFC 1738, ISO 19119, IETF RFC 2056, ISO 11180, ISO 19116
Replaced ByBS EN ISO 19115-1:2014+A2:2020
International RelationshipsEN ISO 19115:2005/AC:2008,ISO 19115:2003/COR 1:2006
Amended ByAMD 15569
Corrigendum, February 2009; Amendment, March 2005
DescriptorsData, Data layout, Data organization, Coordinates (geography), Geography, Metadata, Data transfer
Title in FrenchInformation géographique. Métadonnées
Title in GermanGeoinformation. Metadaten
ISBN978 0 580 65379 7
File Size4.667 MB

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