PUBLISH SCIENTIFIC DATA IN THE GLUES GEOPORTAL
The central component of the GLUES GDI is the geodata catalog. It enables to search for data and
provides links to corresponding download and visualization services, if available. The catalog is an instance of the smart.finder SDI software
of the GLUES partner con terra. It supports the OGC CSW 2.0 interface and the metadata is conform to the INSPIRE requirements.
The catalog is available at
The screenshot below shows the result list of the catalog user interface. Click on the image to navigate to the catalog and search geodata.
If you are working in one of the Sustainable Land Management Projects you can get an account to the catalog and register your data
by acquiring corresponding metadata. Of course, we know that manual metadata acquisition is a time-consuming tasks. But to represent your
data as project results in the GDI and to make it available to other researchers structured and consistent metadata is prerequisite. The metadata
should help to find data and provide basic information about its provenance, quality, producer, licensing etc.
To acquire metadata you need to register to our catalog. You can request an account in the login section of the catalog (right top of the window).
For information regarding the registration to the catalog please contact Carola Pätzold (carola.paetzold at ufz.de)
To obtain meaningful and consistent metadata you should follow the guidelines explained below. The list below follows structure of the
catalog metadata input forms, but it is only listing fields with specific requirements for the GLUES GDI. It provides a [formal description] and
an example for each metadata input field. All other fields you should fill up to the best of your knowledge. The last step before your metadata
is published is an automatic evaluation that helps to assure that the metadata is consistent and complete. If you have questions do not hesitate
to ask us.
- TITLE: Please provide a meaningful title. For model/simulation outputs it should contain the model name and theme of the dataset.
[model name] [dataset name / theme]
e.g. CAPRI prices quantities
- Abstract: Give a short summary and mention units and tem-poral resolution, if it is used in the dataset.
[sum]. Unit: [dataset unit], Temporal resolution: [tem-poral resolution of dataset]
The dataset deals with barley. Unit: quantities (Euro/US Dollar (years)). Temporal resolution: annual every 10 years.
- Identifier: Classify your dataset by project and organization. At first, define codespace.
GLUES partner use
urn:glues:[acronym of organisation]:metadata:dataset
GLUES regional projects use
urn:[project name]:[acronym of organisa-tion]:metadata:dataset
Other datasets should be marked as
Afterwards, type in the code, which is the name of your dataset in lowercase without spaces
Dataset name: GLUES Regions
- Hierarchy level name: Classify your dataset by project and organization. This metadata field allows the user
to find the dataset via the menu item â€śCategoriesâ€ť in the metadata catalog.
GLUES partner use
GLUES, [acronym of organization],[scenario], [glues scenario]
GLUES, PIK, A1, Baseline
GLUES regional projects use:
EXTERN, [project name], [scenario]
EXTERN, CarBioCial, B2
Available scenarios are SRES A1, A1B , A2, B1, B2 and the scenarios developed in GLUES.
- Descriptive keywords: Classify your dataset by organization.
Institute for Food and Resource Economics, Bonn University
- Description: Name the model the dataset is an output of.
- Rationale: Describe rationale or purpose of the model in a few sentences.
The CAPRI model is a comparative static global partial equilibrium model for the agricultural sector. ...
Documentation: Name important scientific publications that provide further information.
Mauser, W., Bach, H. (2009): PROMET - Large scale distributed hydrological modeling to study the impact of climate change on the water
flows of mountain
Identifier [doi, isbn or issn]
Other citation details [download URL or further information]
- Source: Name input datasets of the model / simulation run. Each of these datasets must be registered with a separate metadata
entry before. Use the exact names and URNs of the registered datasets.
Description [title as registered in catalog]
FAOSTAT database domains
Identifier [urn as registered in catalog]
faostatdatabasedomains (Codespace: urn:glues-ext:fao:metadata:dataset)
USEFUL DOCUMENTATIONS AND GUIDANCES
There are several documents about the publication of data available in the GLUES Geoportal. They help to acquire
metadata (e.g. Fact sheet Metadata, Guidance document) or to classify data (e.g. Registry Fact sheet). More technical documents,
such as the user guide for the metadata catalog (terraCatalog user guide) as well as data related documents (e.g. the
Creative Commons Leitfaden) are available, too. Furthermore, the GLUES GDI team helps in case of project or software specific questions.
GLUES Metadata Fact Sheet (TUD)
GLUES Registry Fact Sheet (TUD)
Guidance document for metadata acquisition (TUD)
Documentation of the metadata schema, for partners who set up an own catalog (TUD)
the contents of this catalog can then be harvested by the catalog of the GLUES GDI
Updated documentation of the metadata schema in English and German (TUD)
TerraCatalog user guide 3.1 (CT)
Creative Commons Leitfaden - Helping to define licenses for data published in the GDI (52N)
If you have many very similar datasets that shall be registered in the catalog (for example different
thematic datasets that are output of the same simulation) it might be too time consuming to manually acquire the
metadata for each dataset separately. For such cases we also provide automatic import functionalities. Please contact
us for further information and support!