emldown is a package for creating a helpful website based on EML metadata.

This is a project of the rOpenSci unconference.

Usage:

devtools::install_github("ropenscilabs/emldown")
library("emldown")
render_eml(system.file("extdata", "hampton_underice.xml", package = "emldown"))

Illustration

Raw EML file: 😧 😩 😒

With emldown: 😌 😆 😎

Working example

A quick example website

Gifs

The resulting website is based on Bootstrap and has some interactive components:

Geographic information turns into a map, made using leaflet:

Right now, we are able to capture some of the most common parts of Ecological Metadata Language, including the Title, Abstract, Authors, Keywords, Coverage (where in space and time the samples were taken), the Data Tables and Units associated with these.