2.2.3 Energy Industry Profile of ISO Metadata Standards

Topic Version1Published09/11/2015
For StandardRESQML v2.0.1

As part of data object identification and traceability, RESQML uses key metadata, such as when a data object was created and updated and by what software. The current version of RESQML uses the Energy Industry Profile (EIP) of ISO 19115-1:2014, which replaces the Dublin Core metadata standard used in v1.1.

The Energy Industry Profile (EIP) of ISO 19115-1:2014 is an open, non-proprietary exchange standard for metadata used to document information resources, and in particular resources referenced to a geographic location, e.g., geospatial datasets and web services, physical resources with associated location, or mapping, interpretation, and modeling datasets.

EIP is an ISO Conformance Level 1 profile of the published international standard ISO 19115-1:2014, which is the latest version of the mature conceptual specification ISO 19115:2003.

The goals of the EIP are to:

  • Realize metadata standards and guidelines that enable stakeholders in the energy industry ("the community") to effectively and efficiently discover, evaluate, and retrieve a diversity of information resources from widely distributed repositories and collections.
  • Support both proprietary data management needs and exchange of data between and within organizations.
  • Leverage existing standards to encourage adoption within the community and integration into the business and exploit existing organizational resources needed for governance and long-term maintenance.

Implementation of the EIP into RESQML is included in the current version of the schemas.

For more information, see the Energy Industry Profile (EIP) of ISO 19115-1:2014.