Metadata is the data about the data, including the means of creation of the data, purpose of the data, time and date of creation, creator or author of the data, location where the data were created, and standards used to collect, process, and organize the data. This category lists resources on how to properly document metadata.
ISO/TC 211 is a standard technical committee formed within ISO (International Standards Organization), tasked with covering the areas of digital geographic information and geomatics. It is responsible for preparation of a series of International Standards and Technical Specifications. These standards may specify methods, tools and services for data management (including definition and description), acquiring, processing, […]
Metadata management involves the documentation of data about data. Metadata helps geospatial data users find data that is appropriate for their intended use. To learn more, download the help sheet, Metadata Management.
The Federal Geographic Data Committee (FGDC) is an US interagency committee that promotes the coordinated development, use, sharing, and dissemination of geospatial data on a national basis. This nationwide data publishing effort is known as the National Spatial Data Infrastructure (NSDI). The FGDC develops geospatial data standards and metadata standards.