Free GIS Book: Metadata
Metadata Chapter - Sample Outline
What is metadata?
Why is metadata important?
Here is a list of available metadata tools from the US Federal Geographic Data Committee.
Moritz Lennert wrote: Two examples of FOSS metadata tools:
- GeoNetwork (OSGeo project)
"GeoNetwork opensource implements both the Portal component and the Catalog database of a Spatial Data Infrastructure (SDI) defined in the OGC Reference Architecture. It provides tools for managing and publishing metadata on spatial data and related services."
"MDweb is a generic, multi-language, multi-standard, multi-platform tool for cataloging and locating environmental information, and, by extension, geographical data. [...] The specifications adopted for the cataloging of geographical information are based on the ISO 19115 standard and conform to Open Geospatial Consortium specifications and European directives (INSPIRE directives)."
Luca Casagrande commented:
"Don't know if this can help, but here: http://www.jornadasgvsig.gva.es/fileadmin/conselleria/Documentacion/3asJornadas/sesiones/sesion4/Gestion_metadatos_en_gvSIG.pdf
You can find the paper of "Semiautomatic extraction and management of metadata in gvSIG" presented during latest gvSIG conference."