Mercury is a web-based system to search for metadata and retrieve associated data sets. The Mercury Metadata Editor creates a subset of standard FGDC metadata, along with data documentation that can be used in the Mercury search tool. The Mercury Metadata Editor:
- Allows users to enter contextual metadata that is specifically designed for use in the Mercury search tool.
- Creates a standard format for metadata (XML)
- Has picklists for standard terms Using the on-line Mercury Metadata Editor tool to create and edit contextual metadata requires no programming expertise.