How the Portal Works

Data Portal is currently under construction.


This IASOA data access portal is developed through two different means from contributing IASOA observatories:

1) Hand-authored metadata (i.e. metadata that has been manually created)

2) Working cooperatively with several archives to automatically harvest their existing metadata

IASOA has implemented the ISO-19115-2 metadata standard, which follows the template below and this schema tree, to automatically harvest data. Our objective is to be as non-duplicating as possible. It is always our first choice to work with archives to translate their existing metadata into our ISO-19115-2 schema.

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