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The FGDC is currently leading the development of a U.S. profile of the (ISO) international metadata standard. Metadata authors and consumers are faced with understanding the practical problems in upgrading their metadata records for ISO-conformance. The goal of this workshop is to help information managers and metadata authors gain a complete conceptual understanding of the challenges and benefits of profile compliance. A further goal of the workshop is that attendees will return to their workplace with a strategy outlining how to identify and analyze specific compliance issues in existing metadata archives and production processes, and to modify tools and procedures to achieve the desired level of completeness and compliance.
MAPPS members in private geospatial firms and agency officials involved in surveying, mapping and other geospatial areas gather in Washington, D.C. for briefings and to share information on common issues.
This 1 ½ day metadata workshop provides an introduction to the metadata standard with hands-on practice producing documentation for your own data or for a sample data set using the FGDC Standard and the Biological Data Profile. The focus of the workshop is an understanding of the metadata standard, but other topics will include the metadata clearinghouse, metadata development tools and strategies for metadata production. During the workshop, participants will have a chance to practice creating metadata records and ask individual questions of the presenters. The workshop will alternate between lectures and hands-on exercises.
Title: Don’t Duck Metadata- The national geospatial metadata program. How does the realization that multiple agencies are working on very similar projects and the concept of coordination and collaboration spark the concept of data sharing? How does one learn if geospatial data exists, where to find it, how to evaluate it? The metadata program journey has had its ups and downs and encountered hazardous curves and rocky roads. Obstructionists and “nay-sayers” were plentiful. How does a small program overcome inertia to covet, protect, and internalize data? This presentation shares the progression of the program from duckling to fledgling stage and focuses on the program’s activities that result in successes in the federal, state, local, academic, and Tribal sectors. • The why of and what is the Executive Order? • “Corporate” metadata support • “Don’t duck Metadata”- the program • Stumbling blocks • Program successes • Performance strategies Sharon Shin provides leadership to metadata enthusiast representing multiple governmental levels, academia, private sector, and non-governmental agencies. Eight years in two federal geospatial programs has provided Sharon with many experiences, challenges, and successes. Sharon’s current role is Metadata Coordinator for the Federal Geographic Data Committee Secretariat. The FGDC is a program which spans across departments of the U.S. Government’s Executive Branch, the military service branches, state, local, academia, Tribal governments, as well as the private sector. Metadata elders told her “train metadata and see the world” and that it has. Spanning the U.S., partnering with federal Canadian agencies, and counseling international organizations; metadata has presented her with a passport of enriching encounters while training geospatial metadata.
This Metadata COP meeting is held in conjunction with the DAMA International Symposium and Wilshire Meta-Data Conference. Sharon Shin has volunteered to host the COP at the Boston, MA conference on Sunday March 4, 2007 from 7-8pm.
Jointly sponsored by URISA and the International Association of Assessing Officers (IAAO), this educational conference and exhibition brings GIS professionals and local assessment professionals together.
Event February 20, 2007 Meeting of the FGDC Standards Working Group (NOAA, from Feb 20, 2007 09:00 AM to Feb 20, 2007 03:00 PM)
Event February 15, 2007 FGDC Steering Committee Meeting (American Institute of Architects Boardroom, 1735 New York Ave, NW, Washington, DC , from Feb 15, 2007 01:00 PM to Feb 15, 2007 03:00 PM)
This is the quarterly working group telecon. Topics: NAP committee review, FGDC Calendar, and reporting training in support of performance metrics plus community questions and information.
MPCER’s 1.5 day metadata workshops provide an introduction to the Federal Geographic Data Committee (FGDC) metadata standard, Content Standard for Digital Geospatial Metadata (CSDGM) and the National Biological Inventory Infrastructure (NBII) extension of the biological data profile (BDP). Each participant will have opportunity for hands-on metadata creation and receive a workshop materials packet including the FGDC Metadata standard and BDP profile Workbook. The workshop format will include both lecture and hands-on metadata creation. A computer facility is provided. You can register for MPCER workshops online at:
Event January 16, 2007 FGDC Coordination Group Meeting (National Capital Planning Commission, Washington, D.C., from Jan 16, 2007 09:00 AM to Jan 16, 2007 11:45 AM)
Topics include: Introduction and Logistics What's in your notebook? What's Metadata? What does good metadata look like? The importance of sharing your good metadata What you need to know about the FGDC Metadata Standard and BDP Extension All about the Green Book How do you write good metadata? Tools that will help you write good metadata Using the Clearinghouse and Geospatial One-Stop Where do you go from here?
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