The new UK Location Metadata Editor offers providers and publishers with a quick and easy way of creating and publishing metadata compliant with the UK Location Information Infrastructure and UK INSPIRE standards.
The Editor will replace the existing editor which will be decommissioned soon.
We will continue to improve the editor over the coming weeks and months so would be interested in your comments and feedback. If you’d like to provide feedback or need help please contact us via the UK INSPIRE Helpdesk at
What can I do with the new editor?
The new editor will allow you to:
Create UK Location Application Profile Compliant GEMINI 2.2 Compliant Metadata Records by:
· Manually entering metadata using a user friendly form with in-line help, controlled lists, and dynamic validation that checks what you enter as you enter it.
· Importing xml metadata files in a variety of formats including: GEMINI 2.2, ESRI, MEDIN and Dublin Core
· Applying full schema validation to ensure you metadata is correct
Publish this Metadata by:
· Allowing you to publish to an organisation specific, EDINA hosted, Web Accessible Folder
· Download your metadata as XML file to host in your own WAF or in a CSW service
Manage Your Metadata
All your metadata records are stored securely online allowing you to edit them and update them by logging in to the system.
I use the existing editor what do I need to do?
The existing editor will be decommissioned. We are currently planning to turn the editor off on the 30th September 2014. At this point all user accounts and metadata in the system will be deleted. It should be noted that the editor was never intended for the long term storage of metadata, this is clearly shown in the guidance and on the editor’s homepage.
You must ensure you have downloaded any metadata you wish to retain, from the system, before the 30th September.
You will need to register with the new editor and import any metadata records you wish to use in to it.
I use have a local installation of the UK Location version of GeoNetwork what does this mean for me?
The new metadata editor is not built on GeoNetwork and unfortunately we therefore can’t make a viable case for maintaining the configuration files we developed for the GeoNetwork product.
We will continue to make the existing configuration files available via data.gov.uk but these will, as the UK GEMINI standard develops, become increasingly out-of-date and should be used with caution.
We are aware that there are plans within the UK open source community to develop UK GEMINI configurations for GeoNetwork, and will support these as resources allow.
And finally a note to beta testers…
Firstly a big thank you, your help in testing the new editor has been incredibly valuable.
If you’ve been involved in beta testing the editor you will need to re-register with the live site and transfer your metadata records from the beta site to the live site. You should have received an email from us with more details about this.