ESO UMM Information

Summary

NASA’s Common Metadata Repository (CMR) is a high-performance, high-quality repository for Earth science metadata records that is designed to handle metadata at the Concept level. Collections and granules are common concepts in the Earth Observation world, but this can be extended to visualizations, parameters, documentation, services, and more. The CMR metadata records are supplied by a diverse array of data providers, using a variety of supported metadata standards including ECHO 10. DIF 9, DIF 10, ISO 19115-1, ISO 19115-2.
The UMM is an extensible metadata model which provides a cross-walk for mapping between CMR-supported metadata standards. Each CMR supported metadata standard is mapped centrally to the UMM model, thus reducing the number of translations required. The UMM describes metadata related to key EOSDIS concepts such as collection or granule using UMM metadata “profiles." Each UMM profile is a document which provides a schema-agnostic representation of the elements necessary to provide high quality metadata for its related EOSDIS concept, and which maps those elements to each CMR-supported metadata standard. To date, there are seven profiles described in the UMM: Collections (UMM-C), Granules (UMM-G), Services (UMM-S), Variables (UMM-Var), Visualizations (UMM-Vis), Meta-Metadata (UMM-M), Elements Common to multiple UMM component models (UMM-Common).

Status

The UMM documents are implemented in the Common Metadata Repository. The status and schedule for each of the UMM profile documents are contained in the UMM Schedules and Milestones table.
The UMM documents will be periodically revised and updated.
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Last Updated: Sep 21, 2017 at 8:07 AM EDT