Sources and production processes used in producing a dataset.
Metadata object are described in the OpenGIS® Metadata (Topic 11) specification. The following table shows the class hierarchy, together with a partial view of aggregation hierarchy:
|Class hierarchy||Aggregation hierarchy|
ISO 19115 object ├─ Lineage ├─ ProcessStep ├─ Source ├─ NominalResolution ├─ Processing ├─ Algorithm └─ ProcessStepReport
Lineage ├─ Source │ └─ NominalResolution └─ ProcessStep ├─ Source ├─ Processing │ └─ Algorithm └─ ProcessStepReport
Interface Summary Interface Description AlgorithmDetails of the methodology by which geographic information was derived from the instrument readings. LineageInformation about the events or source data used in constructing the data specified by the scope or lack of knowledge about lineage. NominalResolutionDistance between consistent parts of (centre, left side, right side) adjacent pixels. ProcessingComprehensive information about the procedure(s), process(es) and algorithm(s) applied in the process step. ProcessStepInformation about an event or transformation in the life of resource. ProcessStepReportReport of what occurred during the process step. SourceInformation about the resource used in creating the resource specified by the scope.