UK GEMINI (GEo-spatial Metadata INteroperability INitiative) is a specification for a set of metadata elements for describing geospatial data resources for discovery purposes. It has been produced and is maintained by the Standards Committee. It is a free of charge resource provided by the AGI for the benefit of the GI community.
The AGI Standards Committee had intended to publish version 2.3 of UK GEMINI in early 2016. Due to delays in Europe and the UK, this will now be the first half of 2017. This revision will incorporate material prepared by the UK Location Programme, and currently published at data.gov.uk, and update it for change requests from INSPIRE and other users. AGI is grateful to Defra for funding this work.
This will not include any changes related to the publication of ISO 19115-1:2014; GEMINI will remain based on ISO 19115:2003.
Previously, this page mentioned GEMINI 3, but the technical changes to GEMINI are quite minor, and should be backward compatible, so we have decided to call this next release GEMINI 2.3. The INSPIRE profile will contain some new mandatory items, so at some point - under their control - GEMINI 2.2 records will not be acceptable to INSPIRE.
A number of change requests were considered by the GEMINI Working Group. The changes are described in this document which you can download:
For information only: this list is copied from the document, but may not be complete! For full details, please see this document which you can download:
For info only: This list is copied from the Terms of Reference of INSPIRE Maintenance & Implementation work package 8.
See here for further details
UK GEMINI v2.2 published December 2012
Version 2.2 of UK GEMINI2 includes changes requested by the UK Location Programme Metadata Working Group resulting from the implementation of the national geospatial metadata service.
UK GEMINI Standard v2.2
UK GEMINI Standard v2.1
Guidelines for UK GEMINI
Part 1 Introduction- Covers the basics of metadata.
These guidelines have been updated to correspond to v2.2 of UK GEMINI.