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Topic category

Name Topic category
Definition Topic category is a high‐level classification scheme to assist in the grouping and topic‐based search of available spatial data resources.
Obligation
  • dataset or dataset series: mandatory
  • service: not applicable
Cardinality multiple
Example elevation
This element is a standard ISO topic classification helping to group and search spatial data. This is a generalised classification of spatial data themes categorising them roughly. For fine searching, keywords are used. This element’s domain values are in accordance with the EN ISO 19115 standard.

Technical data
 
INSPIRE equivalent Topic category
Comparison with INSPIRE equivalent
ISO equivalent [41] topicCategory
Comparison with ISO equivalent
XPath identificationInfo/*/topicCategory
Data type class
Domain MD_TopicCategoryCode<<Enumeration>>
Implementation instructions none


Encoding example
 
<gmd:MD_Metadata... 
... 
     <gmd:identificationInfo>
         <gmd:MD_DataIdentification>
... 
             <gmd:topicCategory>
                 <gmd:MD_TopicCategoryCode>elevation</gmd:MD_TopicCategoryCode>
             </gmd:topicCategory>
...          
         </gmd:MD_DataIdentification>         

     </gmd:identificationInfo>
... 
</gmd:MD_Metadata>