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The Working Group Metadata of the GDI-DE deals with a wide range of issues relating to the description of spatial data sets and services with metadata. The aim is to reach interoperability within the GDI-DE by harmonizing metadata contents and interfaces of catalogue services.

For this purpose, the standardization initiatives of the International Organization of Standardization (ISO), the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) and the INSPIRE community are observed and accompanied. Further-reaching (national) requirements and recommendations are established within the scope of the GDI-DE Architecture Concept, in the “Conventions for Metadata“.

Since 2004 the WG exists as an independent group of experts. In 2007, the WG was organizationally integrated into the SDI Germany by a Memorandum of Understanding (in germ., Dec. 2011).

In addition to representatives of technical administrations, also experts from the (private) economy sector are members of the WG.

Technical questions can be forwarded to the WG via the Mailing list. If you are interested in an active participation in the WG Metadata, please contact

Publication of the OGC (with participation of the WG Metadata)



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