MetaMap – Graphical Map of Metadata and other Standards Initiatives

The MetaMap is a pedagogical graphic which takes the form of a subway map. Its aim is to help the information science community to understand metadata standards, sets, and initiatives of interest in this area.

Now this is extremely cool and helpful – this map shows both what issues particular standards and initiatives try to address (the ‘lines’ they reside on), the media types they apply to (the colours of the subway ‘lines’)  and also the interrelation of various standards and initiatives (where the lines have shared ‘stops’). Cooler still is that it seems to run off of (or at least have a connection to) a structured directory that catalogues these standards and initiatives. Does require the SVG plugin, and they explain why they have chosen this format. – SWL 

– via David Mattison’s [TenThousandYearBlog] which I subscribe to, yet only found this by chance as his main RSS feed seems to be broken. Still, dig further into his categories as he is still blogging and finding great stuff.

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MetaMap – Graphical Map of Metadata and other Standards Initiatives