validating

MEDIN provides two tools to ensure your metadata complies with MEDIN standards, ie that it is valid.

Online tool

Metadata Maestro

 
Guidance notes for the production of MEDIN compliant discovery metadata (PDF).
An online tool to create, export and validate an XML metadata record, or to upload one directly to the MEDIN marine data discovery portal.
 • Suitable for generating metadata for a small number of data sets.
 • Can only be used online (no stand alone mode).
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Guidance notes for the production of MEDIN compliant discovery metadata (PDF).
 • A tool to create, edit, validate and transform discovery metadata records to MEDIN, GEMINI and ISO standards.
 • Available under lincence from SeaZone.
 • Developed by SeaZone in collaboration with MEDIN.
 • Can be used in standalone mode.
 

advanced

schema doc

If you wish to validate xml metadata records within your
own systems you can use the MEDIN schematron.