Coastal Metadata Reference Guide
ArcView® Metadata Collector v2.0 Extension
The ArcView® Metadata Collector is an easy-to- use application that helps the ArcView 3.x user create Federal Geographic Data Committee (FGDC)-compliant metadata. The tool can create metadata for any data type supported by ArcView, including ARC/INFO coverages, ArcView shapefiles, as well as any supported image formats.
Tool functions include:
For more information on FGDC-compliant metadata, please visit the Center's Metadata Web page.
When you click on one of the links below, you will be taken to a page that requests some information that will be used to notify you of any updates to the tool. Once you have completed the form, click the "Continue Download," button.
If you are using Netscape you should see the "SAVE AS" dialog box. Save the extension as "metadata2.avx" for the Windows® version, and "metadata2ux.avx" for the UNIX version.
If you are using Internet Explorer, the source code should appear in your browser window. Use the "SAVE AS" option on the "FILE" menu to save the extension to your preferred location. When the "SAVE WEB PAGE" box appears, change the file name from metadata2_avx to metadata2.avx and change the "SAVE AS TYPE" from "Web Page, complete (*.htm,*.html)" to "Text File (*.txt)." After a successful download, use Windows Explorer or My Computer to change the name from metadata2.avx.txt to metadata2.avx. If you receive a message that says you may be making the file unusable, click OK.
When writing metadata it is helpful to refer to The Content Standard for Digital Geospatial Metadata.
ArcView 3.x Instructions
The following are instructions for loading the extension into ArcView 3.x for Windows®.
Additional Instructions for ArcView 3.0
The instructions above should be followed for copying the extension into the appropriate directory. In addition, users with ArcView 3.0 have to download and install the Dialog Designer extension from ESRI®. This is a standard ArcView Extension for versions 3.1 and higher that is necessary for the Metadata Collector to work properly.
Download the ArcView® Metadata Collector v2.0
This code is not supported by the authors or by the NOAA Coastal Services Center. Feel free to use or modify this code, with the knowledge that the authors and the NOAA Coastal Services Center are not responsible for any of the ramifications of using this code.