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In these videos, we will cover how to set up and use PgMetadata, for both the GIS Administrator (installation of the database schema, create metadata…) and the final user GIS technician (searching for a specific layer, exporting as HTML…).

We will use the geopackage file provided. In QGIS, ProjectOpen From…Geopackage, there is a single project called project. This dataset is a subset of the Corsica island in France from OpenStreetMap.


OpenStreetMap® is open data, licensed under the Open Data Commons Open Database License (ODbL) by the OpenStreetMap Foundation (OSMF). We must use the credit "© OpenStreetMap contributors".


In this video, we are explaining :

  • the online documentation
  • the database schema
  • how to install and or upgrade the schema
  • how to generate the QGIS project for metadata editing


In this video, we are explaining how to edit metadata with the administration project :

  • Contacts
  • Links
  • Metadata
  • HTML templates
  • Themes
  • PostgreSQL views for orphan tables or orphan metadata sheets

Search in the catalog from QGIS#

In this video, we are explaining how to re-use the metadata in QGIS Desktop :

  • Without the PgMetadata plugin with the QGIS data source manager
  • With the plugin using the locator bar
  • Exporting a single layer metadata as PDF, HTML or PDF
  • Exporting the whole catalog

Publish metadata on the web#

In this video, we are explaining how to re-use the metadata outside of QGIS Desktop :

Last update: May 27, 2021
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