- About Eco Companion
- Detailed explanations of the document management
services and environmental information catalogue.
- The home page also gives brief explanations.
- A one-page document presents an outline of the
- Benefits of membership
- Describe and promote your collections of
geographic information resources.
- Explains how Eco Companion relieves you of the
responsibility of maintaining your own document management software
and document collections.
- About membership
- Explains the grades of membership, entitlements,
- Silent authors
- Many members never publish via Eco Companion.
Instead they utilise the behind-the-scenes document validation and production
facilities and take the resulting set of metadata documents back to their own computers.
- Acceptable Content Policy
- Rules and guidelines to which all documents must
- Outlines the powers and capabilities of the
- Eco Companion privacy statements
- Outline the activities and privacy issues for
three classes of user: non-members (guests), members, editors.
- About Eco Companion Editors
- Explains the role of the editors.
- Document metadata for effective resource
- Dublin Core metadata elements for enhanced
resource discovery are also added to the HEAD section of member
documents (automated by the document management facilities)
- About geospatial
- Explains how a particular collection of data (a
dataset) is described using concise metadata (data about data).
- Shows an example dataset description.
- Lists some mythical dataset names to help
explain what is a dataset.
- Links to some useful actual geospatial dataset
descriptions relevant to Australasia.
- About library search services
- Explains the sophisticated library search
- Shows how the Eco Companion catalogue
contributes to virtual network libraries.
- About the Australian Spatial Data Directory
- Outlines the ASDD which is currently being
developed to provide coordinated access to all Australian spatial
- ASDD services
- Eco Companion and IndexGeo services enable
professional ASDD nodes
- About ANZMP - Australia New Zealand
- Explains the Eco Companion document management
facility for maintaining geographic dataset descriptions
- Supply the URL of a geographic dataset
description as a metadata document in SGML/XML format.
- ANZMP will automatically retrieve it from across
the network, validate it against the relevant standards, and
generate various presentation documents.
- Members can also enter and edit dataset
descriptions using online forms. When all sections are complete,
then the dataset description can be processed by ANZMP.
- Use batch validation facilities to configure and
then process a list of geospatial metadata.
- About geospatial resource
- Explains some of the current developments to
enable Internet resources to be discovered effectively.
- Glossary and Geospatial
acronyms server explain some jargon.
The collection of help documents
explains specific aspects of the service.
Last Modified: 21 September 2001