Details on Metadata endorsed in GMOS

Metadata are data descriptors which report information on collection methodologies, intellectual properties and other relevant information on data. Metadata are made available following recognized international standards. The use of standards is a key concern to establish an interoperable system. Despite GMOS is developed within an international context involving partner outside the EU (e.g. USA, China, Russia, Japan) it will follow the European INSPIRE directive (Directive 2007/2/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 14 March 2007) establishing an Infrastructure for Spatial Information in the European Community to support Community environmental policies, and policies or activities which may have an impact on the environment. To this extent, to ensure the GMOS spatial data infrastructures compatibility, the GMOS Interoperable team adopted the INSPIRE rules (which however stands on the ISO standards), which help harmonisation of spatial data sets and services within Europe and the GEOSS community.