DataWA uses components of the AGLS, Dublin Core and Data Catalog Vocabulary metadata standards.
Reference: Download our formal metadata specification (XLS).
The name of your dataset.
A description of your dataset. You can also include further information or caveats pertaining to the data here.
Provide an access level label for your dataset. These will appear on your dataset to give users an indication of data availability. This doesn't affect access to your data - you'll still need to secure individual resources if required.
This dataset is available for use by everyone
Open – Login
This dataset is available for use by everyone - login required
This dataset is available for use subject to payment
This dataset is available for use subject to approval
Government Use Only
This dataset is available for government use only
A variety of access levels apply to this dataset's resources
A dropdown of available data licenses (Licensing Creative Commons is endorsed by WA Government and the recommended default under the Open Data Policy)
Custom Licence URL
For Custom Licences Only - Enter the link to your custom licence. When users click on the licence information for your dataset, they'll be taken to this URL.
Additional Licensing Options & URL
If you have multiple licences for your dataset, choose to supply additional licencing options. Enter the link to your additional licence options. An "Additional licence options available" link will be added to your dataset's licence information.
Data Access Statement
A brief statement from the data custodian describing the access arrangements pertaining to this dataset. The statement should clearly state:
- The reason for the access or classification level applied;
- who is permitted to access the data, and what terms they are bound by; and
- how to apply for or enquire about access.
Default text will be used if you don't supply your own, but it's recommended that you provide specific statements for all datasets with an access level that isn’t “Open”.
Request Access URL
If you want to direct users enquiring about access to a webform or other webpage, enter a URL for the "Request Access" button on your dataset. If you don't supply a URL, the button will direct users to email the dataset maintainer provided.
Some keywords that describe your data.
A dropdown of organisations you can publish to. Most users can only publish to a single organisation. This will be automatically filled in.
Information classifications represent the increasing sensitivity of the information and/or the type of information to which they are applied. See WA Information Classification Policy
The AGIFT top level government function to which the dataset relates.
Data last updated
The date on which the data on data.wa.gov.au itself was last updated.
How often this data is usually updated on data.wa.gov.au.
The person or team who is responsible for creating and maintaining the data.
Data custodian email
The email of the person or team who is responsible for creating and maintaining the data.
The person or team who is the preferred first point of contact for questions about the dataset.
Dataset contact email
The email of the person or team who is the preferred first point of contact for questions about the dataset.
Another website or resource that users may go to discover more context and information about the dataset (e.g. The relevant page on your agency's website). If that does not apply, leave it blank.
The date the dataset was first made available via data.wa.gov.au
The access point for detailed catalogue-specific information about the dataset, where it exists in another catalogue
The span of time from/to which the data is applicable. If the data applies only to a single point in time you should only fill in the Temporal Coverage From field.
A broad geographic data theme to assist in the organisation of geographic / location datasets. Where there are overlaps between categories, please select the most appropriate. The ANZLIC Open Spatial Data Topic Category Taxonomy is a high-level taxonomy based on the ISO 19115-1 Metadata Standard.
Geospatial Source Projection
The projection this data is stored in prior to any retransformation for delivery over the internet.
This is the physical area which the data covers. It is used to power the search functionality of data.wa.gov.au and does not need to be precise. It can be;
- a rectangle/polygon drawn by-hand;
- a pre-defined extent; or
- a GeoJSON formatted Polygon/MultiPolygon.
Tip: Data sourced from SLIP will populate this field automatically.
The Digital Object Identifier assigned to your dataset (if you have created one). More information about the DOI system is available here, and is more typically used in scientific disciplines and publishing. If you're unsure, leave this blank.
The citation that users of the dataset should use in publications, articles, et cetera. If you're unsure, leave this blank.
Whether the dataset will be viewable to all users once complete. This is intended to allow organisations to internally review metadata before publishing, not as a means to publish private datasets. The default is private.