What is the Metadata module

The Metadata module, arcpy.metadata, is a Python module for accessing and managing an item's metadata. You can explore information describing your maps and data and automate your workflows, particularly for managing standards-compliant geospatial metadata.

Metadata class



The Metadata object contains properties that provide essential information about an item as well as the full metadata document. Methods allow you to save copies of the item's metadata to a file, export to standards-compliant XML format, and import metadata documents.

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