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Metadata Creation - Dendro

We have called the metadata tool Dendro - "like a tree". The system is based on the eXtensible Markup Language (XML) which being hierarchical, with a root, branches and leaves, is very suited to structuring and storing metadata.

The system is written in the Java language and can be run as an application directly from your browser using Java WebStart. You must have Java Runtime Environment 1.6 or later installed, available from http://www.java.com/. Dendro communicates with a central server at the European Forest Institute where uploaded data and metadata are stored.

The following sections describe how to run and use the system and the Metaschema section includes information on how the system is designed.

Access the Dendro tool.