User Guide

To add metadata to a layer follow the steps in Adding metadata to Layer . When the metadata is repeated in multiple layers it is easier to create a template and reuse the data in the template for all the layers. See Templates .

Adding metadata to Layer

Manually adding metadata

Open the layer: navigate to Layers ‣ Choose the layer ‣ Metadata tab.

The metadata fields are available in the panel Metadata fields.


Import from geonetwork

Choose a geonetwork from the drop downbox, add the UUID from the metadata record and click import. All the content of the fields that are mapped in the geonetwork mapping configuration will be deleted. The content will be replaced with the content from geonetwork.


Templates can be created, edited, deleted and ordered in Metadata ‣ Templates . All changes to the templates will also update the linked layers when the templates are saved by clicking the Save button in the overview page. Templates that are linked to a layer cannot be removed and a warning message will appear.


Create template

Use the Add new action to create a new template and choose a name for the template. The name is required and must be unique.

Edit template

Click on a template name to open the template and edit the values. Click Save to go back to the overview page, this will also recalculate the values in all linked layers.

Delete template

Select the templates that needs to be removed and click delete, the selected rows will be removed from the table. Save the changes by clicking the Save button.

Template order

The templates have an order. The templates at the top of the list have a higher priority than the templates at the bottom. When a field has a value in multiple templates and the layer is linked with those templates the priority will determine wich value is displayed in the metadata UI. The value defined in the template with the highest priority will be displayed.

Change the order of the templates with the arrow keys in the priority column and save the changes by clicking Save button, this will also recalculate the values in all linked layers that may be affected.