National Park Service

Inventory & Monitoring (I&M)

Metadata Tools


I&M Database Metadata Extractor

Click here to select and download the desired version of the DME and the user guide (hosted on the National Park Service IRMA Portal).

About the Microsoft Access Add-in

  • Separate versions available for MS Access versions 2000, 2003, 2007, and 2010.
  • Automatically harvests entity (table) and attribute (field) metadata from MS Access databases, including domains
  • Allows the user to edit and review the harvested metadata and make batch edits
  • Allows the user to export metadata to a FGDC-compliant XML file
  • Exported XML can be used in the Metadata Tools & Editor either by:
    • opening the exported file to start a new metadata record or by;
    • using the exported file when updating with template to fill section 5 of an existing metadata record
  • This tool replaces the harvester functionality of the Dataset Catalog

Please direct questions, comments, and requests for new functionality to Simon Kingston.

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