Interoperability metadata

Interoperability metadata are activated on demand. They should be configured in the Information tab of the edition interface of a dataset, in specific tabs displayed under the standard metadata. Once the dataset is published, all interoperability metadata will be displayed in the Information tab of the dataset (front office).

There are 3 kinds of interoperability metadata available:

  • DCAT
  • DCAT-AP for Switzerland
  • INSPIRE

Important

Custom interoperability metadata can be created and activated on demand. Please contact OpenDataSoft to know more about custom interoperability metadata.

DCAT metadata

DCAT metadata aim at facilitating interoperability between data catalogs published on the Web.

For more information about the DCAT metadata, please refer to the W3C Data Catalog Vocabulary (DCAT) documentation. To know how to configure the metadata on the OpenDataSoft platform, refer to the table below.

Name Usage
Created
  1. Click on the calendar icon on the right of the grey textbox.
  2. Choose the right date.
  3. Click outside the box. The chosen date is now displayed in the grey textbox.
Issued
  1. Click on the calendar icon on the right of the grey textbox.
  2. Choose the right date.
  3. Click outside the box. The chosen date is now displayed in the grey textbox.
Creator Indicate the creator in the textbox.
Contributor Indicate the contributor in the textbox.
Contact name Indicate the contact name in the textbox.
Contact email Indicate the contact email in the textbox.
Accrual periodicity Indicate the accrual periodicity in the textbox.
Spatial Indicate the spatial coverage in the textbox.
Temporal Indicate the temporal coverage in the textbox.
Granularity Indicate the granularity in the textbox.
Data quality Indicate the data quality in the textbox.

DCAT-AP for Switzerland

DCAT-AP for Switzerland are DCAT-AP metadata specifically created for Swiss portals and datasets.

For more information about the DCAT-AP for Switzerland metadata, please refer to the related Open Data Handbook. To know how to configure the metadata on the OpenDataSoft plateform, refer to the table below.

Name Usage
Domain Indicate the domain (as expected by opendata.swiss) in the textbox.
Rights Indicate the rights in the textbox.

INSPIRE

INSPIRE metadata are defined by the European Commission. They should ensure that metadata are created for specific spatial data sets and services and that those metadata are kept up to date. These metadata particularly focus on datasets with geographic coordinates.

For more information about the INSPIRE metadata, please refer to the INSPIRE knowledge base. To know how to configure the metadata on the OpenDataSoft platform, refer to the table below.

Name Usage
Theme
  1. Click on the theme textbox. A drop down selection of themes automatically appears.
  2. Click on the chosen theme.
  3. (optional) To add another theme to the dataset, click on the + button on the right of the textbox.
  4. (optional) Follow the steps 1 and 2 of this procedure.
Type
  1. Click on the type textbox. A drop down selection of types automatically appears.
  2. Click on the chosen type.
  3. (optional) To add another type to the dataset, click on the + button on the right of the textbox.
  4. (optional) Follow the steps 1 and 2 of this procedure.
File identifier Indicate the file identifier in the textbox.
Contact name Indicate the contact name in the textbox.
Contact position Indicate the contact position in the textbox.
Contact address Indicate the contact address in the textbox.
Contact email Indicate the contact email in the textbox.
Purpose Indicate the purpose in the textbox. HTML is accepted. A set of formatting options are available in the grey bar at the top of the textbox: hover the buttons for more information and click on the chosen buttons to use any formatting option.
Geographic area description Indicate the description of the geographic area in the textbox.
Westbound longitude Indicate the Westbound longitude in the textbox.
Eastbound longitude Indicate the Eastbound longitude in the textbox.
Southbound latitude Indicate the Southbound latitude in the textbox.
Northbound latitude Indicate the Northbound latitude in the textbox.