Geoinformation Metadata in INSPIRE and SDI

Understanding. Editing. Publishing

  • Leszek Litwin
  • Maciej Rossa

Part of the Lecture Notes in Geoinformation and Cartography book series (LNGC)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Leszek Litwin, Maciej Rossa
    Pages 1-38
  3. Leszek Litwin, Maciej Rossa
    Pages 39-74
  4. Leszek Litwin, Maciej Rossa
    Pages 75-97
  5. Leszek Litwin, Maciej Rossa
    Pages 99-112
  6. Leszek Litwin, Maciej Rossa
    Pages 113-126
  7. Leszek Litwin, Maciej Rossa
    Pages 127-149
  8. Leszek Litwin, Maciej Rossa
    Pages 151-163
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 165-168

About this book


The book is a new comprehensive textbook about creating and publishing geoinformation metadata. It is a compendium of knowledge about geoinformation metadata in INSPIRE Directive and Spatial Information Infrastructures. It contains the knowledge necessary to understand prior to the creation of geoinformation metadata. Metadata – “data about data” - describe the layers of spatial data (data series, services) responding to the questions: what?, why?, when?, who?, how? and where? Geoinformation metadata allows for exact search of the spatial data according to given criteria, regardless of where this data is located. On 15 May 2007 the EU Directive 2007/2/EC came into force establishing Infrastructure for Spatial Information in Europe - INSPIRE. The proper functioning of the infrastructure for spatial information would not be possible without the metadata.


GIS Geomatics/Geoinformation INSPIRE Metadata SDI

Authors and affiliations

  • Leszek Litwin
    • 1
  • Maciej Rossa
    • 2
  1. 1.Institute of Spatial and Cadastral SysteGliwicePoland
  2. 2.General Directorate for Environmental PrWarsawPoland

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