Option to supply URL for existing metadata

07-18-2016 02:22 AM
Status: Open
New Contributor II

As a public sector organization we are subject to legislation and regulations that require us to maintain metadata web catalogues that contain metadata compliant to a specific standard.  When adding items to ArcGIS Online it would be preferable to simply supply the URL to the existing metadata record, rather than having to convert to 'ArcGIS format' of whatever standard then import into ArcGIS online.  With things as they are it requires us to manage metadata in two places, adding to our workload.


Great idea!


If there's an expectation that the metadata at the URL will be retrieved and viewed in AGOL, does this request imply the need for AGOL to apply a user-provided style sheet specific to the schema used by the 'remote' metadata?