New version of CatMdEdit

by Fco. Javier Zarazaga-Soria

We are very pleased to communicate the release of CatMDEdit (4.6.6 version) metadata editor under Open Source (GNU Lesser General Public) license. This application is an initiative of the National Geographic Institute of Spain (IGN), which is the result of the scientific and technical collaboration between IGN and the Advanced Information Systems Group (IAAA) of the University of Zaragoza with the technical support of GeoSpatiumLab (GSL).

CatMDEdit is a metadata edition tool that facilitates the documentation of resources, with special focus on the description of geographic information resources. The main new feature that this new version includes is a conversion gateway between MARC21 and ISO19115 standards. This conversion gateway is the result of the research carried out in the GTI PC-IDEE (Interdisciplinary Working Group on Cartographic Heritage in the SDI) in the context of the Spanish SDI Working Group (http://www.idee.es/en/web/guest/subgrupos-de-trabajo). The technical specifications of this work can be obtained at http://metadatos.ign.es/metadatos/Patrimonio_cartografico. In addition to that, new adaptations have been added to this version in order to guarantee the INSPIRE Implementation Rules compliance.

CatMDEdit can be downloaded from:
http://catmdedit.sourceforge.net/
http://joinup.ec.europa.eu/software/catmdedit/description

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