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Hi guys,

Since a very long on ArcGIS, I am used to use Metadata to goes along with my data, like Shapefile, GDB, etc. I add all king of usefull informations that I can provide to it.

Using QGIS 3.x is definitely not a hard job regarding Metadata because they are store into a *.qmd file and this works very fine.

I am much more trouble to use QGIS 2.x because there is the Metadata tab into the layer properties but I am unable to make it work. I mean, I can't see any *.xml file and when removing the data from the canvas and add it again, everything is gone.

Anyone with Metadata experience can tell how to do it with QGIS 2.x ?

Thanks !



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try with a plugin like metatool

download here : 


directly in qgis Menu > Plugin > search for metatool.. 

you have to create a profile, then you can edit the metadata and export it as xml

infos here : 



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@intertronic, thanks for your input.

I found a solution that suite my case better due to the fact that we are using both version of QGIS and also because I was looking for interoperability.

Therefore I have decided to use QSphere. Most probably not well known around the globe.


GUI quiete ugly but at least is doing the job. 😉


Edited by darksabersan
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