Element Description

The direct distribution information main element allows data providers to provide users information on getting direct access to data products that are stored in the Amazon Web Service (AWS) S3 buckets when they are initially looking at a collection. The end users get information such as the S3 credentials end point, a credential documentation URL, as well as bucket prefix names, and an AWS region.

Best Practices

There are multiple sub-elements that comprise Direct Distribution Information:

Region: Defines the possible values for the Amazon Web Service US Regions where the data product resides.  The current valid values are: us-east-1, us-east-2, us-west-1, and us-west-2.

S3BucketAndObjectPrefixNamesDefines the possible values for the Amazon Web Service US S3 bucket and/or object prefix names.

S3CredentialsAPIEndpointDefines the URL where the credentials are stored.

S3CredentialsAPIDocumentationURLDefines the URL where the credential documentation are stored.

Each of these elements describes the information that is necessary to pull out data products that are stored in the AWS cloud using a s3 URL that is located inside each granule's  (data product file's) metadata.

Examples:

Region: "us-east-1"

S3BucketAndObjectPrefixNames: "Bucket 1"

S3CredentialsAPIEndpoint: "https://some-data-product-credentials-api.com/api.html"

S3CredentialsAPIDocumentationURL: "https://some-data-product-credentials-api.com/docs.html"

Element Specification

Cardinality of Direct Distribution Information: 

ModelElementTypeUsable Valid ValuesConstraintsRequired?CardinalityNotes
UMM-C

DirectDistributionInformation/

Region
String

us-east-1

us-east-2

us-west-1

us-west-2

n/a
Yes1
UMM-C

DirectDistributionInformation/

S3BucketAndObjectPrefixNames
String

n/a

1 - 1024 charactersNo0..*
UMM-CDirectDistributionInformation/ S3CredentialsAPIEndpointURIn/a1 - 1024 charactersYes1
UMM-CDirectDistributionInformation/ S3CredentialsAPIDocumentationURLURI

n/a

1 - 1024 characters

Yes1


Metadata Validation and QA/QC

All metadata entering the CMR goes through the below process to ensure metadata quality requirements are met. All records undergo CMR validation before entering the system. The process of QA/QC is slightly different for NASA and non-NASA data providers. Non-NASA providers include interagency and international data providers and are referred to as the International Directory Network (IDN).

Please see the expandable sections below for flowchart details.


  • Manual Review
  • Automated Review
  • TBD

ARC Priority Matrix

Priority CategorizationJustification

Red = High Priority Finding

This element is categorized as highest priority when:

  • The Direct Distribution Information/Region is not a valid value: us-east-1, us-east-2, us-west-1, us-west-2

  • Any of the three required sub-elements (Direct Distribution Information/Region, Direct Distribution Information/S3 Credentials API Endpoint, Direct Distribution Information/S3 Credentials API Documentation URL) are not provided 
  • The Direct Distribution Information/S3 Credentials API Documentation URL is a broken link
  • The Direct Distribution Information/S3 Credentials API Documentation URL links to an FTP server

Yellow = Medium Priority Finding

Not Applicable

Blue = Low Priority Finding

This element is categorized as low priority when:

  • The Direct Distribution Information/S3 Credentials API Documentation URL is an 'http' link but should be updated to 'https'
  • The Direct Distribution Information/S3 Credentials API Documentation URL redirects

Green = No Findings/Issues

The element is provided and follows all applicable criteria specified in the best practices section above.

ARC Automated Checks

ARC uses the pyQuARC library for automated metadata checks. Please see the pyQuARC GitHub for more information. 

Dialect Mappings

DIF 10

The definitions are the same between UMM-C and ECHO 10.

UMM-C ElementPathTypeUsable Valid ValuesConstraintsRequired in DIF 10?CardinalityNotes

DirectDistributionInformation/

Region

/DIF/DirectDistributionInformation/

Region

String

us-east-1

us-east-2

us-west-1

us-west-2

n/a

Yes1

DirectDistributionInformation/

S3BucketAndObjectPrefixNames

/DIF/DirectDistributionInformation/

S3BucketAndObjectPrefixNames

String

n/a

1 - 1024 characters

No0..*
DirectDistributionInformation/ S3CredentialsAPIEndpoint

/DIF/DirectDistributionInformation/

S3CredentialsAPIEndpoint

URIn/a1 - 1024 charactersYes1
DirectDistributionInformation/ S3CredentialsAPIDocumentationURL

/DIF/DirectDistributionInformation/

S3CredentialsAPIDocumentationURL

URIn/a1 - 1024 charactersYes1


Example Mapping

DIF 10

<DirectDistributionInformation>
  <Region>us-east-2</Region>
  <S3BucketAndObjectPrefixName>TestBucketOrObjectPrefix</S3BucketAndObjectPrefixName>
  <S3CredentialsAPIEndpoint>https://DAACCredentialEndpoint.org</S3CredentialsAPIEndpoint>
  <S3CredentialsAPIDocumentationURL>https://DAACCredentialDocumentation.org</S3CredentialsAPIDocumentationURL>
</DirectDistributionInformation>

UMM

"DirectDistributionInformation" : {
  "Region" : "us-east-2",
  "S3BucketAndObjectPrefixNames" : [ "TestBucketOrObjectPrefix" ],
  "S3CredentialsAPIEndpoint" : "https://DAACCredentialEndpoint.org",
  "S3CredentialsAPIDocumentationURL" : "https://DAACCredentialDocumentation.org"
},

ECHO 10

The definitions are the same between UMM-C and ECHO 10.

UMM-C ElementPathTypeUsable Valid ValuesConstraintsRequired in DIF 10?CardinalityNotes

DirectDistributionInformation/

Region

/Collection/

DirectDistributionInformation/

Region

String

us-east-1

us-east-2

us-west-1

us-west-2

n/a

Yes1

DirectDistributionInformation/

S3BucketAndObjectPrefixNames

/Collection/

DirectDistributionInformation/

S3BucketAndObjectPrefixNames

String

n/a

1 - 1024 characters

No0..*

DirectDistributionInformation/

S3CredentialsAPIEndpoint

/Collection/

DirectDistributionInformation/

S3CredentialsAPIEndpoint

URIn/a1 - 1024 charactersYes1
DirectDistributionInformation/ S3CredentialsAPIDocumentationURL

/Collection/

DirectDistributionInformation/

S3CredentialsAPIDocumentationURL

URIn/a1 - 1024 charactersYes1


Example Mapping

ECHO 10

<DirectDistributionInformation>
  <Region>us-east-2</Region>
  <S3BucketAndObjectPrefixName>TestBucketOrObjectPrefix</S3BucketAndObjectPrefixName>
  <S3CredentialsAPIEndpoint>https://DAACCredentialEndpoint.org</S3CredentialsAPIEndpoint>
  <S3CredentialsAPIDocumentationURL>https://DAACCredentialDocumentation.org</S3CredentialsAPIDocumentationURL>
</DirectDistributionInformation>

UMM

"DirectDistributionInformation" : {
  "Region" : "us-east-2",
  "S3BucketAndObjectPrefixNames" : [ "TestBucketOrObjectPrefix" ],
  "S3CredentialsAPIEndpoint" : "https://DAACCredentialEndpoint.org",
  "S3CredentialsAPIDocumentationURL" : "https://DAACCredentialDocumentation.org"
},

ISO 19115-2 MENDS

Archive and Distribution Information is an optional metadata element in ISO 19115-2 MENDS.


UMM-C ElementPathTypeNotes
DirectDistributionInformation//gmi:MI_Metadata/gmd:distributionInfo/gmd:MD_Distribution/gmd:distributor xlink:href="DirectDistributionInformation" [=>

DirectDistributionInformation/

Region

[=>/gmd:MD_Distributor/gmd:distributionOrderProcess/gmd:MD_StandardOrderProcess/gmd:orderingInstructions/gmd:CharacterString = Region: <region such as us-east-2>

String


DirectDistributionInformation/

S3BucketAndObjectPrefixNames

[=>/gmd:MD_Distributor/gmd:distributionOrderProcess/gmd:MD_StandardOrderProcess/gmd:orderingInstructions/gmd:CharacterString = S3BucketAndObjectPrefixNames: <such as BucketPrefix1 BucketPrefix2 >

String

DirectDistributionInformation/

S3CredentialsAPIEndpoint

[=>/gmd:MD_Distributor/gmd:distributorTransferOptions xlink:href="DirectDistributionInformation_S3CredentialsAPIEndpoint"/gmd:MD_DigitalTransferOptions/gmd:onLine/gmd:CI_OnlineResource/gmd:linkage/gmd:URLURI

DirectDistributionInformation/

S3CredentialsAPIDocumentationURL

[=>/gmd:MD_Distributor/gmd:distributorTransferOptions xlink:href="DirectDistributionInformation_S3CredentialsAPIDocumentationURL"/gmd:MD_DigitalTransferOptions/gmd:onLine/gmd:CI_OnlineResource/gmd:linkage/gmd:URLURI


Example Mapping

ISO 19115-2 MENDS

<gmi:MI_Metadata>
  ...
 <gmd:distributionInfo>
                <gmd:MD_Distribution>
                    <gmd:distributor xlink:href="DirectDistributionInformation">
                        <gmd:MD_Distributor>
                            <gmd:distributorContact gco:nilReason="inapplicable"/>
                            <gmd:distributionOrderProcess>
                                <gmd:MD_StandardOrderProcess>
                                    <gmd:orderingInstructions>
                                    <gco:CharacterString>Region: us-east-2 S3BucketAndObjectPrefixNames: TestBucketOrObjectPrefix</gco:CharacterString>
                                    </gmd:orderingInstructions>
                                </gmd:MD_StandardOrderProcess>
                            </gmd:distributionOrderProcess>
                            <gmd:distributorTransferOptions xlink:href="DirectDistributionInformation_S3CredentialsAPIEndpoint">
                                <gmd:MD_DigitalTransferOptions>
                                    <gmd:onLine>
                                    <gmd:CI_OnlineResource>
                                    <gmd:linkage>
                                    <gmd:URL>https://DAACCredentialEndpoint.org</gmd:URL>
                                    </gmd:linkage>
                                    <gmd:description>
                                    <gco:CharacterString>The S3 credentials API endpoint.</gco:CharacterString>
                                    </gmd:description>
                                    </gmd:CI_OnlineResource>
                                    </gmd:onLine>
                                </gmd:MD_DigitalTransferOptions>
                            </gmd:distributorTransferOptions>
                            <gmd:distributorTransferOptions xlink:href="DirectDistributionInformation_S3CredentialsAPIDocumentationURL">
                                <gmd:MD_DigitalTransferOptions>
                                    <gmd:onLine>
                                    <gmd:CI_OnlineResource>
                                    <gmd:linkage>
                                    <gmd:URL>https://DAACCredentialDocumentation.org</gmd:URL>
                                    </gmd:linkage>
                                    <gmd:description>
                                    <gco:CharacterString>The S3 credentials API Documentation URL.</gco:CharacterString>
                                    </gmd:description>
                                    </gmd:CI_OnlineResource>
                                    </gmd:onLine>
                                </gmd:MD_DigitalTransferOptions>
                            </gmd:distributorTransferOptions>
                        </gmd:MD_Distributor>
                    </gmd:distributor>
                  ...

UMM

"DirectDistributionInformation" : {
  "Region" : "us-east-2",
  "S3BucketAndObjectPrefixNames" : [ "TestBucketOrObjectPrefix" ],
  "S3CredentialsAPIEndpoint" : "https://DAACCredentialEndpoint.org",
  "S3CredentialsAPIDocumentationURL" : "https://DAACCredentialDocumentation.org"
},          

ISO 19115-2 SMAP

UMM-C ElementPathTypeNotes
DirectDistributionInformation//gmd:DS_Series/gmd:seriesMetadata/gmi:MI_Metadata/gmd:distributionInfo/gmd:MD_Distribution/gmd:distributor xlink:href="DirectDistributionInformation" [=>

DirectDistributionInformation/

Region

[=>/gmd:MD_Distributor/gmd:distributionOrderProcess/gmd:MD_StandardOrderProcess/gmd:orderingInstructions/gmd:CharacterString = Region: <region such as us-east-2>

String


DirectDistributionInformation/

S3BucketAndObjectPrefixNames

[=>/gmd:MD_Distributor/gmd:distributionOrderProcess/gmd:MD_StandardOrderProcess/gmd:orderingInstructions/gmd:CharacterString = S3BucketAndObjectPrefixNames: <such as BucketPrefix1 BucketPrefix2 >

String

DirectDistributionInformation/

S3CredentialsAPIEndpoint

[=>/gmd:MD_Distributor/gmd:distributorTransferOptions xlink:href="DirectDistributionInformation_S3CredentialsAPIEndpoint"/gmd:MD_DigitalTransferOptions/gmd:onLine/gmd:CI_OnlineResource/gmd:linkage/gmd:URLURI

DirectDistributionInformation/

S3CredentialsAPIDocumentationURL

[=>/gmd:MD_Distributor/gmd:distributorTransferOptions xlink:href="DirectDistributionInformation_S3CredentialsAPIDocumentationURL"/gmd:MD_DigitalTransferOptions/gmd:onLine/gmd:CI_OnlineResource/gmd:linkage/gmd:URLURI


Example Mapping

ISO 19115-2 SMAP


<gmd:DS_Series>
  <gmd:seriesMetadata>
    <gmi:MI_Metadata>
      ...
      <gmd:distributionInfo>
                <gmd:MD_Distribution>
                    <gmd:distributor xlink:href="DirectDistributionInformation">
                        <gmd:MD_Distributor>
                            <gmd:distributorContact gco:nilReason="inapplicable"/>
                            <gmd:distributionOrderProcess>
                                <gmd:MD_StandardOrderProcess>
                                    <gmd:orderingInstructions>
                                    <gco:CharacterString>Region: us-east-2 S3BucketAndObjectPrefixNames: TestBucketOrObjectPrefix</gco:CharacterString>
                                    </gmd:orderingInstructions>
                                </gmd:MD_StandardOrderProcess>
                            </gmd:distributionOrderProcess>
                            <gmd:distributorTransferOptions xlink:href="DirectDistributionInformation_S3CredentialsAPIEndpoint">
                                <gmd:MD_DigitalTransferOptions>
                                    <gmd:onLine>
                                    <gmd:CI_OnlineResource>
                                    <gmd:linkage>
                                    <gmd:URL>https://DAACCredentialEndpoint.org</gmd:URL>
                                    </gmd:linkage>
                                    <gmd:description>
                                    <gco:CharacterString>The S3 credentials API endpoint.</gco:CharacterString>
                                    </gmd:description>
                                    </gmd:CI_OnlineResource>
                                    </gmd:onLine>
                                </gmd:MD_DigitalTransferOptions>
                            </gmd:distributorTransferOptions>
                            <gmd:distributorTransferOptions xlink:href="DirectDistributionInformation_S3CredentialsAPIDocumentationURL">
                                <gmd:MD_DigitalTransferOptions>
                                    <gmd:onLine>
                                    <gmd:CI_OnlineResource>
                                    <gmd:linkage>
                                    <gmd:URL>https://DAACCredentialDocumentation.org</gmd:URL>
                                    </gmd:linkage>
                                    <gmd:description>
                                    <gco:CharacterString>The S3 credentials API Documentation URL.</gco:CharacterString>
                                    </gmd:description>
                                    </gmd:CI_OnlineResource>
                                    </gmd:onLine>
                                </gmd:MD_DigitalTransferOptions>
                            </gmd:distributorTransferOptions>
                        </gmd:MD_Distributor>
                    </gmd:distributor>
                  ...
"DirectDistributionInformation" : {
  "Region" : "us-east-2",
  "S3BucketAndObjectPrefixNames" : [ "TestBucketOrObjectPrefix" ],
  "S3CredentialsAPIEndpoint" : "https://DAACCredentialEndpoint.org",
  "S3CredentialsAPIDocumentationURL" : "https://DAACCredentialDocumentation.org"
},   

UMM Migration

None

Future Mappings

ISO 19115-1


UMM-C ElementPathTypeNotes

Example Mapping

ISO 19115-1

UMM

History

UMM Versioning

VersionDateWhat Changed
1.16.003/24/2021This element was added to the UMM-C specification.

ARC Documentation

VersionDateWhat ChangedAuthor
1.06/30/21Recommendations/priority matrix transferred from internal ARC documentation to wiki space