MetaData Application (MDA)

MetaData Application (MDA) Version: 2.0



MDA 2.0 is an XML Schema implementation derived from ISO 19115-1, Geographic Information - Metadata - Part 1: Fundamentals, Clause 6.2. It includes elements to represent resources that may be aggregated and described by metadata records (DS_*) 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 mda 2.0

XML Namespace for mda 2.0

The namespace URI for mda 2.0 is

XML Schema for mda 2.0

mda.xsd is the XML Schema document to be referenced by XML documents containing XML elements in the mda 2.0 namespace or by XML Schema documents importing the mda 2.0 namespace. This XML schema includes (indirectly) all the implemented concepts of the mda namespace, but it does not contain the declaration of any types.

The XML Schema for mda 2.0 are available here. A zip archive including all the XML Schema Implementations defined in ISO/TS 19115-3 and related standards is also available.

metadataApplication.xsd implements the UML conceptual schema defined in ISO 19115-1, Geographic Information - Metadata - Part 1: Fundamentals, Clause 6.2. 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): AbstractDS_Aggregate, DS_DataSet, DS_Initiative, DS_OtherAggregate, DS_Platform, DS_ProductionSeries, AbstractDS_Resource, DS_Sensor, DS_Series, and SV_Service

The mda 2.0 namespace imports these other namespaces:

Name Standard Prefix Namespace Location Schema Location

Geographic COmmon



Metadata with Extended Schema Metadata with Extended Schema



Metadata Base Metadata Base



Working Versions

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