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Content Standard for Digital Geospatial Metadata

Content Standard for Digital Geospatial Metadata

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Federal Geographic Data CommitteeDepartment of Agriculture
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Department of Commerce
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Department of Defense
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Department of EnergyDepartment of Housing and Urban Development
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Department of the Interior 
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Department of StateDepartment of Transportation
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Environmental Protection AgencyFederal Emergency Management Agency
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Library of Congress National Aeronautics and Space Administration
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National Archives and Records AdministrationTennessee Valley Authority
FGDC-STD-001-1998
Content Standard for Digital Geospatial Metadata
Metadata Ad Hoc Working GroupFederal Geographic Data Committee
 
Federal Geographic Data CommitteeDepartment of Agriculture
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Department of Commerce
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Department of Defense
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Department of EnergyDepartment of Housing and Urban Development
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Department of the Interior 
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Department of StateDepartment of Transportation
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Environmental Protection AgencyFederal Emergency Management Agency
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Library of Congress National Aeronautics and Space Administration
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National Archives and Records AdministrationTennessee Valley AuthorityFederal Geographic Data CommitteeEstablished by Office of Management and Budget Circular A-16, the Federal Geographic Data Committee(FGDC) promotes the coordinated development, use, sharing, and dissemination of geographic data.The FGDC is composed of representatives from the Departments of Agriculture, Commerce, Defense,Energy, Housing and Urban Development, the Interior, State, and Transportation; the EnvironmentalProtection Agency; the Federal Emergency Management Agency; the Library of Congress; the NationalAeronautics and Space Administration; the National Archives and Records Administration; and theTennessee Valley Authority. Additional Federal agencies participate on FGDC subcommittees andworking groups. The Department of the Interior chairs the committee.FGDC subcommittees work on issues related to data categories coordinated under the circular.Subcommittees establish and implement standards for data content, quality, and transfer; encourage theexchange of information and the transfer of data; and organize the collection of geographic data to reduceduplication of effort. Working groups are established for issues that transcend data categories.For more information about the committee, or to be added to the committee's newsletter mailing list, please contact:Federal Geographic Data Committee Secretariatc/o U.S. Geological Survey590 National Center Reston, Virginia 20192Telephone: (703) 648-5514Facsimile: (703) 648-5755Internet (electronic mail): gdc@usgs.govAnonymous FTP: fgdc.er.usgs.govWWW Home Page: http://www.fgdc.govThe following is the recommended bibliographic citation for this publication:Federal Geographic Data Committee. FGDC-STD-001-1998. Content standard for digital geospatialmetadata (revised June 1998). Federal Geographic Data Committee. Washington, D.C.
 
Federal Geographic Data CommitteeFGDC-STD-001-1998Content Standard for Digital Geospatial MetadataiiiCONTENTSIntroduction......................................................................ivOrganization of the Standard........................................................viiMetadata........................................................................1Identification Information...........................................................2Data Quality Information...........................................................10Spatial Data Organization Information................................................16Spatial Reference Information.......................................................19Entity and Attribute Information.....................................................37Distribution Information...........................................................42Metadata Reference Information.....................................................50Citation Information..............................................................53Time Period Information...........................................................56Contact Information..............................................................58Appendix AGlossary..................................................................61Appendix BAlphabetical List of Compound Elements and Data Elements..........................68Appendix CReferences.................................................................72Appendix DGuidelines for Creating Extended Elements in the Content Standard for Digital GeospatialMetadata..................................................................74Appendix EGuidelines for Creating a Profile for the Content Standard for Digital Geospatial Metadata...77

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