Metadata for Constraints (MCO)

Metadata for Constraints (MCO) Version: 1.0



MCO 1.0 is an XML Schema implementation derived from ISO 19115-1, Geographic Information - Metadata - Part 1: Fundamentals, Clause 6.5.4. It includes elements for describing resource and metadata constraints. 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 mco 1.0

CodeLists for mco 1.0

XML Namespace for mco 1.0

The namespace URI for mco 1.0 is

XML Schema for mco 1.0

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

The XML Schema for mco 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.

constraints.xsd implements the UML conceptual schema defined in ISO 19115-1, Geographic Information - Metadata - Part 1: Fundamentals, Clause 6.5.4. 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): MD_ClassificationCode, MD_Constraints, MD_LegalConstraints, MD_Releasability, MD_RestrictionCode, and MD_SecurityConstraints

The mco 1.0 namespace imports these other namespaces:

Name Standard Prefix Namespace Location Schema Location

Geographic COmmon



Metadata Common Classes



Schematron Validation Rules for mco 1.0

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