With the INSPIRE Directive now being part of national legislation in most EU countries, there seems to be a plethora of INSPIRE Metadata Editors available. Some country (language) -specific and some available only in the national language. It does beg the question though as to whether all these are really needed. Surely since INSPIRE is a set of rules on how to create and discover geospatial data a one-fits-all editor would suffice.
Just to jog your memory, the European INSPIRE (INfrastructure for SPatial InfoRmation in Europe) Directive requires that member states provide public access to location based data related to the environment according to specific technical standards.
So here are some of these editors:
- The European Open Source Metadata Editor (EUOSME): Its a web application to create INSPIRE-compliant metadata in any of 22 European languages. It has been developed by the Joint Research Centre as part of the EuroGEOSS. EUOSME can be accessed through the INSPIRE Geoportal http://www.inspire-geoportal.eu/EUOSME/
- Closer to home, another Open Source Metadata Editor called GIMED (Greek Inspire Metadata Editor). I don’t think the ‘Greek’ in its name makes such a difference as it is also available in English. You can download it from http://sourceforge.net/projects/gimed/
- Another, Greek-only online metadata editor developed by the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki can be accessed here.
- The next, coming from the National Geographic Institute of Spain, is another open source project called CatMDedit
- And finally from the Czech Republic and the Czech Institute of Science and Society its the Micka Metadata Editor
So plenty to choose from- Enjoy!