Astun Funded GeoNetwork plugin for INSPIRE

- Gemini 2.2 plugin for GeoNetwork

Astun Funded GeoNetwork plugin for UK Gemini Metadata Standard Published

GeoSolutions has published a GeoNetwork schema plugin that is compliant with the UK GEMINI (GEo-spatial Metadata INteroperability INitiative) v2.2. The work on the plugin was funded by Astun.

UK GEMINI v2.2 is an application profile of ISO19139, which follows the meta data requirements for the EU INSPIRE Directive. The schema plugin mechanism enables GeoNetwork to edit, visualise and disseminate metadata expressed in any format, once you provide XSD schemas for the format, and a set of XSL files which tell GeoNetwork how the metadata document should be processed.

GeoNetwork was the reference metadata editor for GEMINI v2.1, and a customized implementation, based on GeoNetwork version 2.6, was officially distributed by data.gov.uk. The use of GeoNetwork was dropped in later GEMINI revisions, in favour of an online metadata editor. In order to support the GEMINI profile on latest version of GeoNetwork , which is integral to our GetINSPIREd  service offering we commissioned GeoSolutions to develop the GEMINI schema plugin. This schema plugin provides a tailored editor that follows the GEMINI specifications. Many schema rules have been imported from the previous version, and many others have been created in order to closely follow the new GEMINI metadata constraints.

The new plugin ensures that Astun continues to be able to provide a robust and compliant Open Source  solution to organisations that have an obligation to publish a wide range of data themes under the EU INSPIRE Directive.