Cataloging Metadata in File Systems, Catalog Support for Structured/Unstructured Data
Again, many organizations have large volumes of data, information and content that reside on the organizations file systems. Files residing on file systems can be in a structured format. For example, ArcGIS formats such as file geodatabases and shape files or imagery such as GeoTIFF. Files residing on file systems can also be unstructured. For example Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint formats.
Meta Manager will harvest metadata from file systems, regardless of the directory layout, and provide a common framework for processing this information to extract meaning and create structured data about the information. It will crawl directory structures and harvest metadata about files discovered into the database configured to work with Meta Manager.
There are very few restrictions on file types. File types, for example, may include include: KML, MrSID, GeoTIF, PDF, SHP; Microsoft documents: Word, PowerPoint, Excel; and Image types: PNG, GIF, BMP, TIF, JPG, JPE, JPEG, JFIF, ICO, PNM, PGM, PBM, PPM, PSD, and XMP; HTML files; etc.