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ready UK GEo-spatial Metadata INteroperability iNItiative Metadata Standard

Abbreviation: UK GEMINI

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The UK GEMINI standard specifies a set of metadata elements for describing geographic information resources. These resources may be datasets, dataset series, services delivering geographic data, or any other information resource with a geospatial content. This includes datasets that relate to a limited geographic area. The data resources may be graphical or textual (tabular or free text), hardcopy or digital. The metadata elements are intended for use in a metadata service for discovering what data resources exist. The aim of UK GEMINI is to provide a core set of metadata elements for use in a UK geospatial metadata service, that are compatible with the INSPIRE requirements for metadata. It does not preclude organisations recording additional metadata elements for their own internal business purposes. GEMINI 2.3, released in June 2018, does not include any changes related to the publication of ISO 19115-1:2014; GEMINI remains based on ISO 19115:2003.

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Record added: Oct. 10, 2018, 2:05 p.m.
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