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CIESIN's Guide to FGDC Compliant Metadata


The Guide to FGDC Compliant Metadata is designed to assist metadata writers in the production of the FGDC Content Standard for Digital Geospatial Metadata (FGDC-STD-001-1998) by providing definitions for all and examples for most of the elements in the standard. It is not intended as a substitute for the FGDC-STD-001-1998 production rules.

CIESIN's Guide to FGDC Compliant Metadata
  1. Introduction to the FGDC Elements
The Elements:
  1. Identification Information
  2. Data Quality Information
  3. Spatial Data Organization Information
  4. Spatial Reference Information
  5. Entity and Attribute Information
  6. Distribution Information
  7. Metadata Reference Information
  8. Citation Information Information
  9. Time Period Information
  10. Contact Information Information
  1. Record Template
  2. Sample Record for a Dataset
  3. Sample Record for an Application or Service
  4. Writing Abstracts: Guidelines for Metadata Development
  5. References & Sources


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