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Not able to validate metadata using ISO 19139 Metadata Implementation Specification

Last Published: August 14, 2020

Error Message

When trying to validate metadata using the ISO 19139 Metadata Implementation Specification metadata style, the user receives the following error:

 "The remote server returned an error: (404) Not Found. Failed to execute (Validate Exported Metadata)."

Cause

The Schema Url: "https://www.isotc211.org/schemas/2005/gmd/metadataEntity.xsd" does not exist.

Solution or Workaround

When running the Validate Metadata tool, change the parameter Schema Url from:

http://www.isotc211.org/schemas/2005/gmd/metadataEntity.xsd

to:

http://www.isotc211.org/2005/gmd/metadataEntity.xsd

To change the default parameter of this tool, so that it is not necessary to change it manually each time one wants to validate a metadata, modify the CFG file of the metadata style. This is located in the following path:

C:\Program Files (x86)\ArcGIS\<ArcGIS Version>\Metadata\Config\ISO 19139 Metadata Implementation Specification

To modify this file, run Notepad as an administrator and open it. Change the line:

<validationSchemaURL>http://www.isotc211.org/schemas/2005/gmd/metadataEntity.xsd</validationSchemaURL>

to:

<validationSchemaURL>http://www.isotc211.org/2005/gmd/metadataEntity.xsd</validationSchemaURL>

This sets the default parameter with the correct URL.

Article ID:000023569

Software:
  • ArcMap

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