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Metadata for Geoportal

(Agricultural Knowledge Resources and Information System Hub for Innovations)
(An initiative of Indian Council of Agricultural Research)

About Geo Portal

Geospatial Metadata consists of metadata elements of spatial data in a documented and structured format. Geo-spatial Metadata provides the geospatial data producers with the format and content for properly describing their data, allowing users to evaluate the usefulness of the data in addressing their specific needs. Geo-spatial Metadata serves two major purposes both for the spatial data generator and for the spatial data user. For the generator, the Metadata provides a framework to document the spatial data and declare its content for users. For the user, Metadata serves many important purposes, including finding the spatial data as per need; browsing spatial data; deciding on whether the spatial data will meet the application needs and finding how the spatial data can be accessed.


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