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Wychavon District, Malvern Hills District, and Worcester City councils sponsor improvements to the Gemini metadata plugin for Geonetwork

Astun have been working with Wychavon District, Malvern Hills District and Worcester City councils on some improvements to the Gemini 2.2 Metadata Plugin for Geonetwork.

The councils approached us at one of our User Group events in 2018 for some assistance with their joint data and metadata publishing workflow. In this workflow, data is published as WMS and WFS using Geoserver. Metadata in the WMS and WFS responses are harvested by Geonetwork to create metadata records, which are then published to data.gov.uk. The goal was to create fully valid Gemini 2.2 metadata directly from Geoserver, without the need for editing the records in Geonetwork. We worked with the councils to establish that the Geoserver INSPIRE plugin and built-in metadata tools met most of that requirement, but that some elements were either incorrectly added or missing entirely when the metadata was harvested into Geonetwork.

Astun have enhanced the Gemini 2.2 metadata plugin for Geonetwork to improve it's WMS and WFS harvesting capabilities, ensuring that all Gemini elements are now correctly captured from Geoserver, or added in where appropriate. The three councils can now harvest metadata directly from Geoserver into Geonetwork, and then publish to data.gov.uk without validation errors or time-consuming manual editing of records.

The enhancements to Gemini have been made freely available and open source in our GitHub repository at https://github.com/AstunTechnology/iso19139.gemini22_GN3 and at https://github.com/metadata101/iso19139.gemini22

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