xtme: An editor for formal metadata

This page describes an editor for formal metadata, that is, structured documentation conforming to the Content Standard for Digital Geospatial Metadata developed by the Federal Geographic Data Committee (FGDC).

This editor is written using Standard C to run on UNIX or Linux systems with the X Window System, release 11, version 5 or later. It utilizes the X Toolkit and the Athena widget set, which are available on nearly all X distributions.

The editor shares a considerable amount of its code with its companion product, mp: a compiler for formal metadata, whose purpose is to verify that the syntactical structure of a file containing formal metadata conforms to the FGDC standard, and to reexpress the metadata in various useful formats. The editor is intended to simplify the process of creating metadata that conform to the standard.

The editor and the metadata compiler are both available in source and executable form through <https://geology.usgs.gov/tools/metadata/>


The formal metadata for xtme describes the editor and its usage.

Additional information:

Technical contact

Peter N. Schweitzer
    Mail Stop 906, National Center
    U.S. Geological Survey
    Reston, VA 20192

    Tel: (703) 648-6533
    FAX: (703) 648-6647
    email: pschweitzer@usgs.gov