View Existing Metadata

Metadata is available for all layers, maps and documents that have been added to Exchange, and can easily be viewed or downloaded.

To view existing metadata, click the View Details link for the map, layer or document. This will open the details page. Click the Metadata Detail button.


The Metadata Details page will open, and display all of the information that has been added to the layer, map or document.

The metadata page begins with the Identification section, which provides basic details such as the title, abstract, and any associated keywords.


The Owner section provides any contact information related to the person who uploaded the data. If you have questions regarding the content, you can find whom to contact here.


The Information of Layer / Information (for documents) section displays an associated image of the data, projection system and bounding box information. For Layers and maps, you’ll see a thumbnail of the data.


Features includes language and any other descriptive information about the dataset. This section’s content will vary depending on what information has been provided.


Contact Points will reflect anyone you can contact for additional information.


The References section lists all of the available locations and downloads for the dataset. Click on any of the links to access or download the content in that format.


The Metadata Author details the individual who initially added the metadata.