Home

ISO 19115-1:2014
Subscribe to updates

Geographic information -- Metadata -- Part 1: Fundamentals

Abstract

ISO 19115-1:2014 defines the schema required for describing geographic information and services by means of metadata. It provides information about the identification, the extent, the quality, the spatial and temporal aspects, the content, the spatial reference, the portrayal, distribution, and other properties of digital geographic data and services.

ISO 19115-1:2014 is applicable to:

-the cataloguing of all types of resources, clearinghouse activities, and the full description of datasets and services;

-geographic services, geographic datasets, dataset series, and individual geographic features and feature properties.

ISO 19115-1:2014 defines:

-mandatory and conditional metadata sections, metadata entities, and metadata elements;

-the minimum set of metadata required to serve most metadata applications (data discovery, determining data fitness for use, data access, data transfer, and use of digital data and services);

-optional metadata elements to allow for a more extensive standard description of resources, if required;

-a method for extending metadata to fit specialized needs.

Though ISO 19115-1:2014 is applicable to digital data and services, its principles can be extended to many other types of resources such as maps, charts, and textual documents as well as non-geographic data. Certain conditional metadata elements might not apply to these other forms of data.

 

Related standards

Format
  • PDF

    This format preserves the paper layout, and is watermarked

  • EPUB

    This format allows documents to be read on tablets and smartphones

  • COLOUR PDF

    Enhanced user-friendly colour PDF format

  • REDLINE

    See any updates made from previous versions at a glance

  • PAPER

    Normally A4 size documents. Shipping costs apply

Language

+

PDF + ePub
Paper

Swiss francs CHF 198

Add to basket

Contact customer services

Send your enquiry by email
or call us on +41 22 749 08 88
09:00 – 12:30, 14:00 – 17:00 (UTC+1).