The U.S. Census Bureau recently released shapefiles of the geography for the 2020 Decennial Census. The shapefiles come with ISO metadata in two files, one main file and and a separate file for the Entity and Attribute information (fields.) Neither file is easily readable as-is in ArcCatalog and ArcGIS Pro; in the latter it will display as the raw xml as in a web browser. There appears to be no stylesheet for the specific xml as delivered.
Does anyone have a way to convert it to something Pro can deal with?
I have an open support case with Esri for this issue. I have been told that after investigating what is causing the problem, they may put in a bug for fix, or an enhancement request. Esri Case #02732165
@Josh-Cullen, yes, there is information about why it won't work, but no help making it work or creating a work-around. For an issue that has been in existence for over two years.
Esri products should at least accommodate viewing correctly-configured iso 19115-2 metadata.
I agree - - I've spent hours today trying to fill in the metadata for the few 2020 census files now available and I haven't been able to complete a single one yet. I finally had to give up and move on to other work. Viewing it correctly would significantly help (and an import option would REALLY help!!!)