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Stop Gap Metadata

Stop gap metadata should use “WMO-other”
(ET-WISC/TT-GISC 2016 agreed)

49. ET-WISC agreed that stop gap metadata should use “WMO-other” rather than “WMO-additional” because the data or product might be more restricted than “WMO-additional”

61. Mr Markus Heene presented TT-GISC Doc06 on data policies. The meeting noted that the paper highlighted two different possibilities for encoding the “WMO data policy for globally exchanged data” (“WMOEssential”, “WMOAdditional”, “WMOOther” and “NoLimitation”) following WMO Core Profile 1.3. the paper included an analysis of the impact on the users and GISCs. In particular it showed an existing operational problem in some GISC implementations which potentially couldn’t handle both encodings. The two methods are 1) to use gmx:Anchor and 2) free text:CharacterString

62. The meeting urged the GISCs to check if their implementation can cope with both possible encodings of the WMO data policy. Furthermore TT-GISC asked IPET-MDRD to consider this example and to avoid in the next version of WMO Core Profile multiple encoding styles for crucial information to minimize the implementation work for the GISCs.