ISO Geospatial Metadata Editors Registry

Note: As part of the Federal Geographic Data Committee’s (FGDC) responsibilities to implement the National Spatial Data Infrastructure (NSDI), the FGDC Office of the Secretariat (FGDC OS), located in USGS, working in collaboration with the FGDC’s Metadata Working Group (MWG), executed this project. The focus was to provide a mechanism for vendors that provide International Organization of Standards (ISO) compliant metadata tools and software to voluntarily provide information on their tools and software related to their ability to produce ISO 191** series standards compliant metadata records. The MWG, that includes non-Federal members, was then able to provide implementation notes for tools they utilized in order to assist other potential implementors. While the Federal agencies are still implementing the ISO 191** series of metadata standards, the MWG has finished collecting vendor summaries and MWG feedback. The capability to register and provide new information was removed from the FGDC website on September 30, 2020. The data collected on the tools and the implementation notes are made available here for MWG information purposes and will be archived when no longer of value to the MWG.



As NSDI Stakeholders move forward with the implementation of International Organization for Standardization (ISO) geospatial metadata standards, there is increasing demand for information about applications that can be used to create ISO metadata. The ISO Geospatial Metadata Editor Registry was developed by the FGDC in response to that need.


The review was limited to ISO Metadata Editors that provide specific support to the creation of geospatial metadata in compliance with the ISO 191** series of metadata standards. While XML editors such as  Oxygen and XMLSpy could be used effectively to create ISO metadata, they are not ISO metadata specific and therefore not included.

The information included in the Registry was input directly by the application developers. User Reviews were provided by FGDC Metadata Working Group Members. FGDC and the US Federal Government are not responsible for inaccuracies or misrepresentations. Furthermore, presentation of this information does not constitute nor imply an endorsement of these applications by the FGDC.