Introduction to metadataXTM


metadataXTM is an integrated expert system for generating a quasi-complete Digital MetaDataBase of any site, building, object (flying/floating/road vehicle, turbo-machinery, artefact, etc.) or any widely size collection of those entities, which is subject to Multi-D Imaging and is generically called "project’s entity".




metadataXTM implements the following features:

  • component structuring, hierarchization and classification
  • direct, customizable and secured access and query capabilities
  • reliable mechanism of metadata configuration management
  • reliable Intranet-/enterprise- and Internet-enabled deployment
  • integrated project and site management capabilities
  • SQL conversion routines and templates
  • secured administration
  • flexible licensing

In addition to the above capabilities, the most important advancement and technological value resides in creating accurate graphical representations of project’s entities by integrating selectable 2D/3D mapping choices, as follows:

  • integrated global and project-specific maps with fast global positioning and project/data icon population
  • 2D custom maps matching the project’s entity components
  • 3D custom maps/viewers

Another essential improvement resides in creating and integrating a toolbox of algorithms/functions/methods/ routines for specialized engineering applications with high degree of repeatability, as follows:

  • controlled mounting and real-time analysis
  • real-time monitoring
  • embedded sensors acquisition
  • defect detection
  • data acquisition and signal processing
  • interacting with algorithm development platforms
  • automatic documenting and reporting

metadataXTM has been designed and structured on selectable modules in order to meet advanced requirements and reach performances unattained so far by previous attempts of metadata management systems. Our system performances should be translated into:

  • scope generality and versatility, providing a much broader scope in metadata processing and management, as it is designed to be applied to any category/type of project or application area, from any engineering domain (aerospace, energy systems, construction, etc.) to architectural design, bio-/medical/pharmaceutical research, medical and industrial forensic, history, archaeology and cultural heritage, and many others, practically any development or research project
  • user-friendliness: a metadata management system, which is both easy to use and easy to learn how to use
  • flexible and reliable metadata portability including both functions: exportability and importability