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Problems Importing XML Metadata (Disclaimers)

Question asked by rwarnick@blm.gov_BLM_EGIS on Aug 9, 2018
Latest reply on Aug 14, 2018 by rwarnick@blm.gov_BLM_EGIS

The image below captures some quirks I encountered when importing XML metadata into ArcGIS Online.  The XML file conformed to the FGDC-CSDGM standard and was in ArcGIS metadata format.


I work for the Bureau of Land Management.  Any GIS datasets we make public are supposed to carry required disclaimers in the metadata.


(1) Access Constraints is a separate tag in the XML, but when imported to AGOL the wording in the XML file was replaced with "Access Constraints: None" and the XML wording for Access Constraints was lumped into the next item, Use Constraints.


(2) In the Use Constraints, the phrase "as is" in quotations got rendered in AGOL as: ""as is""


(3)  The Distribution Liability disclaimer in the XML file was omitted and replaced by: "Distribution Liability: See access and use constraints information."  The BLM disclaimer is not the same. 


What is the solution for making the XML metadata come through to AGOL as written?  Thanks.