Latin American Metadata Profile LAMP version 2 (LAMPv2)

ISO/TC211 standards used

ISO 19115-1:2014 Geographic information — Metadata — Part 1: Fundamentals
ISO/TS 19115-3:2016 Geographic information — Metadata — Part 3: XML schema implementation for fundamental concepts
ISO 19106:2004 Geographic information – Profiles
ISO 19157:2013 Geographic information — Data quality

How the standards are used in our processes/projects

LAMPv2 was prepared as per the requirement set by the Pan American Institute for History and Geography (PAIGH), with the cooperation of the CAF (Development Bank of Latin America), in the context of the GeoSUR Program and the technical advice of the National Center for Geographic Information of the National Geographic Institute of Spain and an editorial team.

LAMPv2 used as main standard ISO 19115-1, LAMPv2 has a technological implementation according to standard ISO/TS 19115-3, and allows documenting the quality of the data according to ISO 19157. Finally, in LAMPv2, the classes, relationships and some conditionalities have been simplified, according to the rules established in ISO 19106.

Benefits for the user

LAMPv2 defines a structured set of metadata elements in order to describe, in a standardized way, geographic data and services. It covers information about identification, extent, spatial and temporal aspects, the quality, the content and descriptions of it, reference systems, distribution and other properties of data and digital geographic services.

LAMPv2 was declared by PAIGH as the Pan American standard to develop metadata at the XXI General Assembly of the PAIGH, Panama City in 2017.
To achieve the integral development of the countries it is necessary to know their territory. Standards contribute to that knowledge.

One of the lessons of the pandemic is the importance of data interoperability and effective inter-institutional communication within each country and in the region. For this reason, common standards, information sharing, and common indicators are needed in the Pan American region. (crises, pandemics, natural disasters, do not respect borders, regional responses are needed).


Contact person
César Fernando Rodríguez Tomeo, September 2020