MaaS - Metadata as a Service
10-18, 16:50– (Pacific/Auckland), Plenary

Do you or the organisations you support find producing useful, standards-compliant metadata challenging? While many places exist to publish metadata for your resources, modern, easy-to-use tools for creating metadata are hard to find. We propose providing an OSGeo based managed service to ease metadata creation.

OpenWork is proposing a managed service to take the complexity and overhead out of the metadata creation process. This proposal stems from work that OpenWork has provided the ICSM Metadata Working Group creating the web-based ANZMetLive V2 hosted by Geoscience Australia and the ANZLIC ISO19115-1 Best Practice guide. OpenWork proposes to offer an extended version of the GeoNetwork based ANZMetLive V2 in a managed environment to ease the creation and validation of metadata to be used in the catalogue of one's choice. Each account would provide a customised environment for users to create metadata that fits their organisation's requirements.

Byron has over 30 years experience as a leader in providing interoperability and data linking solutions in a large number of contexts across the globe. His greatest expertise is in Open Data Standards implementation and development - particularly in the geospatial realm.

Byron has served at various levels of government, the military and private industry, both in New Zealand, Australia and the US. He has often been turned to by organisations wishing to develop, organise and manage their disparate data using standards based interoperability solutions.

In recent years Byron has contributed to multiple international interoperability efforts including the W3C Spatial Data on the Web, numerous test bed and interoperability experiments for the Open Geographic Consortium and standards development for ISO Technical Committee 211.

In his spare time Byron enjoys exploring the Nelson region, getting to know the local craft beers, keeping abreast of current affairs, and picking on his mandolin when its all becomes a bit too much.

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