Astun Technology Metadata Webinar

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Epsom, UK, 28th February 2023, (

Open source geospatial services and training provider, Astun Technology, is hosting ‘A Beginner’s Guide to Metadata’ webinar this Thursday (2nd March).

In a high-speed look at all things metadata, this webinar will cover:
• Benefits and challenges
• Common formats, e.g XML
• What a standard metadata file actually looks like and why
• Schemas, standards and profiles
• ISO standards and UK Gemini
• What to do about INSPIRE (it’s still a legal requirement!)
• Linked data
• How to tackle metadata for non-geospatial datasets
• How to bend metadata to your use cases
• What Q-FAIR is and how it applies to metadata
• How to tackle a metadata improvement project

Your host:

This ‘learn while you lunch’ webinar will be hosted by Jo Cook, metadata expert and Astun’s Data Discoverability Lead. When she’s not publicly flying the flag for metadata, you can find Jo helping organisations like the Scottish Government, EA and DEFRA identify, improve and share tens of thousands of datasets.

Registration information:

Date: Thursday 2nd March 2023
Time: 1 pm (GMT)
Duration: c. 45 minutes (depending on the Q&A)
Register here

About Astun Technology

Astun Technology is the UK market leader for geospatial solutions built on open source. As Experts in Place, we help organisations to improve decision making and service delivery by discovering, cataloguing, sharing and collaborating on place-based data.

Our solutions, consultancy services and training have helped hundreds of organisations to implement cloud technology, develop custom web maps and manage their data more effectively.


Phone: 01372 744 009
Twitter: @astuntech 

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