Esri has a long-standing commitment to standards and interoperability. That’s why ArcGIS supports more than 100 established standards including data formats, metadata, and services. We continue to work with many standards organizations to develop new standards and update existing ones.
Metadata gives people a common way to understand geospatial data. Metadata standards provide a structure for creating and organizing metadata such as consistent terminology for catalogs and global search. Esri provides support for multiple metadata management options to meet specific needs or standards profiles.
We support these metadata standards.
- ISO 19115
- FGDC Content Standard for Digital Geospatial Metadata (CSDGM)
- Dublin Core
We also support custom metadata formats.