HydroShare resources may consist of various types of files that are logically grouped together. Single files in a resource may have content level metadata added to them, which creates a single file content type. Only files that are not participating in another content type aggregation can be converted to the single file content type.
Metadata associated with single files can include:
- Title: Condensed version of the abstract.
- Abstract: Describes the content and purpose of the resource
- Keywords: Resource can only be made public after Keywords are added
- Temporal and spatial coverage: can be added manually or from content level metadata
- Extended metadata: key and value pairs where the key defines the metadata element name and the value is the content of that element.
Note: When a single file aggregation is downloaded, two additional files are included (<filename>_meta.xml and <filename>_resmap.xml) where <filename> is the name of the file to which metadata have been added. These additional files contain the content type metadata.
Set Spatial Coverage
You can set the spatial coverage manually using the map by placing a box or a point, or by filling in coordinates in the latitude and longitude boxes. In the example below a point has been added and the latitude and longitude entry fields have populated automatically with the coordinates designated by the point.
Alternatively you may set the spatial coverage by first adding the content level metadata (described below). Once spatial coverage is added to the file metadata, the button in the image below will appear under the latitude and longitude entry fields under spatial coverage, and you may set or reset the coverage. Doing so will set the resource level coverage to a superset of all of the content within the resource - i.e., for spatial coverage it will be set to a bounding box that contains the extent of all of the content files within the resource.
A resource contains the text file “GSL_south_arm.txt”.
Right click the file icon and select “Add metadata”.
This file is now a single file content aggregation with content level metadata. In the panel on the right, you can add metadata specific to the file, such as Title, Keywords and Coverage Information. When editing metadata, be sure to click the buttons to “Save changes”.