The Metadata Working Group who reside under the Intergovernmental Committee on Surveying and Mapping have produced an introductory video about 'Metadata, what is it and why is if so important'. This video is a fantastic introduction into the importance of having metadata aligned to your emergency management data.
Webservice Metadata Standards for Emergency Management
The information below will assist Emergency Managers to understand, create and publish ISO 19115 compliant metadata statements for webservices.
Step 1. Background information about ISO 19115-3
Information about the ISO 19115-3 Metadata Standard
Why it is so important to implement ISO 19115-3 Metadata Statements across the Australian Emergency Management Sector?
What does a best practice ISO 19115-3 metadata statement look like?
Step 2. Getting expert assistance throughout the entire process
If you require assistance/clarification throughout the process of creating your ISO 19115-3 metadata statements please click the button below to view your options:
Step 3. Create your ISO compliant metadata statement
The following methods of creating ISO 19115-3 metadata statements are available:
Download a blank XML template and complete the content yourself
Use an assisted online tool that guides you through the process of compiling your ISO 19115-3 metadata statement
Step 4. Validate your ISO compliant metadata statement
Regardless of which method you use to create your metadata statement it is strongly recommended that you still validate your ISO 19115-3 metadata statements.
Open the online XML validation tool
Cut & Paste the text within your XML file
Un-check the 'Schema Validate' and 'Geoscience Australia Profile Validate' options.
Click the 'Validate' button
Correct any issues from the Validation Results
Remember expert assistance is available to help you understand and correct any feedback - see Step 2.
Step 5. Hosting your ISO compliant metadata statement
Host your XML on your Agency's infrastructure - more Information
Host your XML on your state/territory infrastructure - more information
Host your XML on Australian Government Infrastructure (only available to EM Sector) - more information
Step 6. Add it into EM-LINK
Add a link to your 19115-3 metadata statement(s) within EM-LINK