Metadata is data about data . In an InstantAtlas Data Catalog this is held at Indicator and (optionally) the Instance levels and stored in an accompanying table in your ArcGIS Online account. Metadata is held for a number of standard terms (or keys) – these are detailed in the table below.
|A description of the data held in the indicator.
|The area that the indicator covers, e.g. the number of persons aged 16-29 has subject Population Estimates
|The original source of the data – will usually include a link to the source, if this is available
|The date/time the indicator was last published (either to an API or as static data) by the publisher.
|The geographical areas that the data is available for (e.g. most English education data is available for Upper Tier Local Authorities, Regions and Countries).
|The time period covered by the data, e.g. 2012-2017.
|The rights under which the data is made available, e.g. Open Government Licence v3.0.
|The date/time the values for the indicator were last checked or revised by the publisher.
|The date/time the indicator was last updated in the data catalog (the upload or refresh date).
|The organization that collected/collated the data.
|The organization responsible for publishing the data.
|The frequency at which the dataset is updated, e.g. annual, quarterly, monthly
|A description of the method used to create the dataset, usually as a link to the relevant methodology document.