Geographic Data Discovery Service - User Guides
- Discovery Service Metadata Creator and Approver Guide (September, 2009)
...intended for people with the role of metadata record Creators or Approvers
- Discovery Service Metadata Creator Guide to Mandatory Record Elements (September, 2009)
...intended as a quick guide for use by metadata record Creators to the essential record elements required for record approval and publication
- Discovery Service Metadata Creator Guide to Business Specific Mandatory Record Elements (September, 2009)
...intended as a quick guide for use by metadata record Creators to the record elements requiring subject matter expert knowledge most appropriately completed by the custodial business area
- Discovery Service Guide to Metadata States (September, 2009)
...for use by metadata record owners to correlate record status with the dataset life cycle
- Discovery Service Data Entry/Edit Guide (2007, under review)
...to introduce GeoBC Discovery Service to people completing and editing metadata records
- Discovery Service Search Guide (2007, under review)
...to introduce GeoBC Discovery Service to people searching metadata records
- Discovery Service Quick Reference Guide (2009)
Metadata record is not found. – secure records
Users requesting a ‘secure’ metadata record (visible only to IDIR users) will receive an error message indicating "Metadata record is not found", if they are not logged in. Once a user selects the ‘Login’ link (under Access section at the bottom of the left sidebar on the application page) the record will be visible. We are investigating a means of either automatically authenticating users or advising users of the requirement to login to see a requested secure record.
Unique Metadata URL Not Always Populated
There is a problem that occurs intermittently for people who are creating new metadata records. It does not affect people using the Discovery Service to search for data.
Every metadata record must have a URL in the metadata that identifies it. Metadata missing a URL will not be able to be found in a search.
To resolve a missing Unique Metadata URL:
- After creating and saving a metadata record, scroll down to the bottom of the Identification page and look at the field Unique Metadata URL. If there is no value there, you have encountered this issue.
- Sometimes, this problem can be resolved by clicking the Duplicate button and thus creating a copy of the record.
- Confirm if the record now has a Unique Metadata Record URL. If so, delete the original record and remove the words “duplicate” in the Title and Feature Name fields in the new record. If there is still no URL, please notify NRSApplications@gov.bc.ca and a system administrator will enter one manually.
You can access the Discovery Application via this link.
If you have any suggestions or comments, please contact Greg Lawrance.
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