Metadata Editor

Edit and update metadata.

To view metadata

In the Display Manager, select a layer. Click Tools View Metadata.

Metadata Editor Toolbar

Use the Metadata Editor toolbar to perform the following actions:

Toolbar Button Action
Apply a template to your metadata.
Update fields with values from the current data source.
Audit metadata for compliance with the selected metadata standard.
Import metadata values from an XML file that complies with the selected metadata standard.
Highlight the field labels of forced-update fields.
Create a template from the metadata you are working with.
Expand fields and field groups.
Collapse fields and field groups.

Metadata Fields

Enter metadata in the fields. A description and additional information are displayed in the bottom area of the Metadata Editor when a field name or field is selected.

Required fields are marked with a <Required> placeholder. Some fields accept only certain types of data. For example, on the Identification tab, under Spatial Domain, you cannot enter a text string in the North Bounding Coordinate field because the domain of that field is a number.

Some fields store past entries. If a list of past entries is displayed, you can do one of the following:

For fields with predefined values, you can choose a value from the list or enter a new one. However, your entries will not display the next time you click the drop-down arrow.

NoteFor ISO date fields, use one of the following formats: YYYY-MM-DD, YYYY-MM, or YYYY. For ISO date and time fields, use the following format: YYYY-MM-DDThh:mm:ss.


Saves changes to the metadata without closing the Metadata Editor.