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when I went through the data specification for Environmental Monitoring Facilites, I noticed that there is no field that defines the language of the metarecord.

It is mentioned that language information should be included in metadata for spatial datasets and spatial data series as well, but I can find it for the ef specification (

Isn't that something that should be in the metadata format?

  • Katharina SCHLEIDT

    By Katharina SCHLEIDT

    Hi Christoph,

    it is in the MD format for all INSPIRE Themes, also in the EF Spec.

    In Table 4 – Metadata for spatial datasets and spatial dataset series specified in Regulation 1205/2008/EC under 8.1 Metadata elements defined in INSPIRE Metadata Regulation, you will find mention of both Resource language and Metadata language.

    In addition, you will find the following note (we didn't rewrite the MD guidelines per theme, just provided theme specific recommentations in the dataspec):

    Generic guidelines for implementing these elements using ISO 19115 and 19119 are available at The following sections describe additional theme-specific recommendations and requirements for implementing these elements.

    Hope this helps!


  • Christoph Wohner

    By Christoph Wohner

    Thank you.

    I was looking at some implementation examples which had it omitted so I was little irritated.

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