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Canadian Defence selects automated metadata publishing tool

Atlanta, US: The Canadian Department of National Defence (DND) deployed an automated Metadata Capture and Publishing Tool jointly developed with TerraGo Technologies to make it easier to catalogue, search, retrieve, distribute and archive its TerraGo GeoPDF formatted maps, imagery and derived products.
The Mapping and Charting Establishment (MCE) is the DND organisation, responsible for providing geospatial information to the Canadian Forces. During the past four years, MCE implemented a geospatial information management solution that is based-on metadata. By tagging its geospatial holdings, MCE is able to quickly search and retrieve its content in a timely manner. The collected metadata are also leveraged to enable content management, distribution and archival.
The TerraGo automated Metadata Capture and Publishing Tool was developed to capture metadata based on the ISO 19115 geospatial metadata standard and the Adobe XMP metadata format. It uses easy-to-complete forms to capture specified metadata elements that provide critical information about individual geo-referenced maps, derived products and images. With form-captured metadata, data managers can more precisely categorise geospatial information thereby enabling rapid searching and retrieval of desired content.
“The new Metadata Capture and Publishing Tool developed by TerraGo for DND significantly enhances our ability to manage our GeoPDF content. This new tool will allow us the ability to easily embed standards-based, specified metadata fields directly into GeoPDF maps and imagery providing end users important information such as accuracy of the product and security classification just to name two. With this advance in capturing metadata for our GeoPDF products, we are able to retrieve and distribute them effectively and efficiently,” said Pierre Simard, the MCE Engineering Officer.
Source: TerraGo Technologies