Fair Insight Rule - Check Downloads and Links

This FAIR Insight rule checks that that datasets are downloadable and contact links and anchor links resolve.

For download links where possible the Insight rule performs an HTTP HEAD request to test the availability of downloadable data without downloading the data. If it’s not possible to do an HTTP HEAD request the Insight rule performs an HTTP GET request to download the data. If the HEAD or GET request succeeds the check passes.

ISO 19115

MD_Metadata.distributionInfo>MD_Distribution.transferOptions>MD_DigitalTransferOptions.onLine>CI_OnlineResource.linkage.URL

ISO 19115-3

//cit:CI_Citation/cit:onlineResource/cit:CI_OnlineResource/cit:linkage/gco:CharacterString

Contacts and Anchors

For contacts and anchors, the Insight rule performs an HTTP GET to download the data. If the GET request succeeds the check passes.

ISO 19115

/gmx:Anchor MD_Metadata.identificationInfo>MD_Identification.pointOfContact>CI_ResponsibleParty.organizationName

ISO 19115-3

//mrd:distributorTransferOptions/mrd:MD_DigitalTransferOptions/mrd:onLine/cit:CI_OnlineResource/cit:linkage/gco:CharacterString

More Information

FGDC Technical Guidance: Data.gov and The GeoPlatform Metadata Recommendations