Geospatial EXtent (GEX)

Geospatial EXtent (GEX) Version: 1.0



GEX 1.0 is an XML Schema implementation derived from ISO 19115-1, Geographic Information - Metadata - Part 1: Fundamentals, Clause 6.6.1. It includes elements for specifying geospatial properties of a resource, including extent and spatial reference systems. The XML schema was encoded using the rules described in ISO/TS 19139:2007, Clause 8 and implementation approach from ISO/TS19115-3, Clause 8.

Sample XML files for gex 1.0

XML Namespace for gex 1.0

The namespace URI for gex 1.0 is

XML Schema for gex 1.0

gex.xsd is the XML Schema document to be referenced by XML documents containing XML elements in the gex 1.0 namespace or by XML Schema documents importing the gex 1.0 namespace. This XML schema includes (indirectly) all the implemented concepts of the gex namespace, but it does not contain the declaration of any types.

The XML Schema for gex 1.0 are available here. A zip archive including all the XML Schema Implementations defined in ISO/TS 19115-3 and related standards is also available.

extent.xsd implements the UML conceptual schema defined in ISO 19115-1, Geographic Information - Metadata - Part 1: Fundamentals, Clause 6.6.1. It was created using the encoding rules defined in ISO 19118, ISO 19139, and the implementation approach described in ISO 19115-3 and contains the following classes (codeLists are bold): EX_BoundingPolygon, EX_Extent, EX_GeographicBoundingBox, EX_GeographicDescription, AbstractEX_GeographicExtent, EX_SpatialTemporalExtent, EX_TemporalExtent, and EX_VerticalExtent

The gex 1.0 namespace imports these other namespaces:

Name Standard Prefix Namespace Location Schema Location

Geographic COmmon



Geographic Markup Wrappers



Metadata Common Classes



Schematron Validation Rules for gex 1.0

Schematron rules for validating instance documents of the gex 1.0 namespace are in gex.sch. Other schematron rule sets that are required for a complete validation are: gco.sch, gmw.sch, mcc.sch, and mcc.sch

Working Versions

When revisions to these schema become necessary, they will be managed in the ISO TC211 Git Repository.