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CatMDEdit

CatMDEdit is a metadata editor tool that facilitates the documentation of resources, focusing on the description of geographic information resources. The metadata conforms to Dublin Core and ISO 19115 (Geographic Information) standards. Automatic metadata generation for some common geospatial data file formats including Shapefile, DGN, ECW, FICC, GeoTiff, GIF/GFW, JPG/JGW, and PNG/PGW.

Collection Caster

Collection casting is a process for advertising a data set by creating a structured Atom news feed so people and computer systems can find your data. The "Collection Caster" tool is a web-based application that creates a "cast" (an eXtensible Markup Language/XML file) for your data set. You then place the XML file on your web server and create links to it from wherever you would like to advertise your data.

EndNote

EndNote is software for managing bibliographic citations. It integrates with Web of Science to allow for quick entry of citations. EndNote Web is also available to licensed users, which allows them to use EndNote when they are away from their own computer. Citations can be output in a large number of citation styles. Plugins exist for word processors and web browsers to enable quick citation.

Esri2EML and BDP2EML

Esri2EML and BDP2EML are very closely related programs for translating metadata from ESRI or FGDC and from Biological Data Profile (BDP) to Ecological Metadata Language (EML), version 2.0.1. Generally, these kinds of programs are called "crosswalks".

The Esri2EML XSLT stylesheet will allow you to create an Ecological Metadata Language(EML) document out of an FGCD XML file generated by ESRI ArcGIS products. Note that there is a document explaining how to converting ArcGIS v10.0 Metadata to EML, since ESRI changed their XML metadata structure at Version 10 of ArcGIS.

eXist

eXist is an open source database management system built on XML (extensible markup language) technology. eXist stores information (data or metadata) encoded in XML. The database is queried using XQuery (XML query language), and follows many other W3C XML standards, including XPath and XSLT.

eXist includes a query editor and debugger. There is a large library of example data, code and applications that can be adapted.

GBIF IPT (Global Biodiversity Information Facility Integrated Publishing Toolkit)

The Global Biodiversity Information Facility Integrated Publishing Toolkit (GBIF IPT) is an open source, Java-based web application that connects and serves three types of biodiversity data: taxon primary occurrence data, taxon checklists and general resource metadata. The data registered in a GBIF IPT instance is connected to the GBIF distributed network and made available for public consultation and use.

The IPT tool can be used in two forms:

GCMD DocBUILDER

Developed by NASA Global Change Master Directory (GCMD), DocBUILDER is a metadata development tool that can be used to develop collection-level metadata for deposition in the GCMD repository. Any organization or individual can use the tool, although registering an account is a prerequisite. Tool descriptions and other documentation are password protected.

MATT (Metadata AuThoring Tool)

MATT is a Metadata AuThoring Tool that runs from within a web browser and guides you through the writing of metadata using pull-down lists and keywords. The tool has been written using a combination of XHTML and client-side JavaScript. It can be used either over the internet, across a network or offline. When you have finished describing your data, your entries are converted into a machine readable format known as XML. This XML can then be submitted for incorporation into a metadata directory and made available for others to view.

Mercury Metadata Editor

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:

Metadoor

Metadoor is a metadata entry tool whose output conforms to the Content Standards for Digital Geospatial Metadata devised by the Federal Geographic Data Committee (FGDC). The developer stopped active development on 2007, but the code is well documented, it is open source and available for download.

Metavist

Metavist is a a software tool for the metadata archivist, and is used to create metadata compliant with the Content Standards for Digital Geospatial Metadata devised by the Federal Geographic Data Committee (FGDC).

Morpho

Morpho a program that can be used to enter metadata, which are then stored in a file that conforms to the Ecological Metadata Language (EML) specification. Information about people, sites, research methods, and data attributes are among the metadata collected. Data can be stored with the metadata in the same file.

mp (Metadata Parser)

mp (metadata parser) is a compiler to parse formal metadata, checking the syntax against the FGDC Content Standard for Digital Geospatial Metadata and generating output suitable for viewing with a web browser or text editor. mp generates a textual report indicating errors in the metadata, primarily in the structure but also in the values of some of the scalar elements (that is, those whose values are restricted by the standard). mp can read indented text (compliant to a strict format -FGDC style- encoded as plain text) or XML.

Specify 6

Specify 6 is a metadata management and collections holdings system that allows you to track specimen and tissue transactions. It manages specimen data such as descriptions of collecting locations, participants and determination histories as well as information about collections transactions such as loans, exchanges, accessions and gifts.

Specify 6 supports georeferencing with GEOLocate, label and report printing, and importing and exporting. You can manage all institutional collections within a single database for simplified administration.

Tkme

Tkme is a program for creating and modifying formal metadata that conforms to the Content Standards for Digital Geospatial Metadata devised by the Federal Geographic Data Committee (FGDC). Tkme is related to its progenitor, Xtme which ran exclusively on Unix systems. Tkme is closely allied with mp, a compiler for formal metadata, whose purpose is to verify that the syntactical structure of a file containing formal metadata conforms to the FGDC standard, and to re-express the metadata in various useful formats.

Xtme

Xtme is a program for creating and modifying formal metadata that conforms to the Content Standards for Digital Geospatial Metadata devised by the Federal Geographic Data Committee (FGDC)ÅÇ Xtme has a number of command line options and shortcuts to ease the navigation and editing among the information placeholders. Xtme is closely allied with mp, a compiler for formal metadata, whose purpose is to verify that the syntactical structure of a file containing formal metadata conforms to the FGDC standard, and to re-express the metadata in various useful formats.

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