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FGDC Metadata Ad Hoc Working Group 1998 Accomplishments


Goal One: Increase the awareness and understanding of the vision, concepts, and benefits of the NSDI through outreach and education.

Objective 1: Promote principles and practices of the NSDI through formal and informal education and training.

Action 1 - Provide educational sessions on various topics to FGDC membership.

  1. Numerous Briefings provided to the Committee Group, Steering Committee, Subcommittees, Working Groups, NSDI Partners and Vendors on: - ACCOMPLISHED

1 - The revision of the Content Standard for Digital Geospatial Metadata.

2 - The Metadata harmonization activities of the CSDGM with the ISO TC211 15046-15 Metadata Standard.

Objective 2: Identify and promote the attitudes and actions that help to develop the NSDI

Action 1 - Provide oversight maintenance management for the Content Standard for Digital Geospatial Metadata (CSDGM) in accordance with SWG Maintenance Standards Directive and additional standards directives, as identified, as development guidelines for use by the producers of standards. - ACCOMPLISHED

  1. Oversight Maintenance of the CSDGM provided by the MWG.
  2. Editorial maintenance continues to be performed by the FGDC Staff Metadata coordinator.
  3. Briefing provided to Coordination Group seeking agency maintenance responsibility of the CSDGM.

Objective 3: Identify and promote methods for dissemination of metadata information.

Action 1 - Increase the use of the Internet for reporting activities and distributing documents. - ACCOMPLISHED

New Web page designed and implemented.

CSDGM on Web page with other metadata information and activities.

Numerous metadata items provided for FGDC Newsletters.

Goal Two: Develop common solutions for discovery, access, and use of geospatial data in response to the needs of diverse communities.

Objective: Support the evolution of common means to describe geospatial data sets.

Action 1 - Increase the awareness of the Content Standard for Digital Geospatial and its relationship to other metadata standards or profiles of metadata standards. - ACCOMPLISHED

Briefings on the CSDGM provided to ISO, OGC, and National Center for Information Standards L8

Participation in and adjudication of comments on the ISO Metadata Standard Committee Draft (and earlier versions).

Participation in FGDC Registered Review of the ISO Metadata Standard Committee Draft.

Participation and numerous presentations on the CSDGM and ISO harmonization activities at major conferences and conventions.

Action 2 - Coordinate FGDC standards activities with State and local governments, the private sector, and the academic community. - PARTIAL

Nation States Geographic Information Council (NSGIC) and National Association of Counties (NACo) representation on the Standards Working Group.

Goal Three: Use community-based approaches to develop and maintain common collections of geospatial data for sound decision-making.

Objective: Promote common classification systems, content standards, data models, and other common models to facilitate data development, sharing, and use.

Action 1 - Continue oversight function of the FGDC Content Standard for Digital Geospatial Metadata.- ACCOMPLISHED.

Oversight maintenance of the CSDGM provided by the MWG. Editorial maintenance of the CSDGM provided by the FGDC Staff Metadata Coordinator

Coordination with the Standards Working Group on standards proposals for Profiles of the CSDGM.

Action 2 - Make and present recommendations for advancement of the FGDC CSDGM standard status to the Coordination Group - ACCOMPLISHED.

Briefings on the CSDGM provided to ISO, OGC, and National Center for Information Standards L8.

Participation in ANSI L1 and ISO TC211 15046-15 Standards development activities.

Participation in and adjudication of comments on the ISO Metadata Standard Committee Draft (and earlier versions)

Participation in FGDC Registered Review of the ISO Metadata Standard Committee Draft.

Participation and numerous presentations on the CSDGM and ISO harmonization activities at major conferences and conventions.

Goal Four: Build Relationships among organizations to support the continuing development of the NSDI.

Objective 1: Build a network of organizations linked through commitment to common interests within the context of the NSDI.

Action 1 - Represent the MWG in review and evaluation of FGDC Cooperative Agreement Proposals - ACCOMPLISHED.

Metadata Working Group members participated in the final evaluation of proposals.

Metadata Briefing and training provided at NSDI CAP Charleston meeting.

Objective 2: Identify and support the personal, institutional, and economic behaviors; technologies; policies and legal frameworks that promote the development of the NSDI.

Action 1 - Continue to encourage the FGDC member participation in the American National Standard Institute (ANSI), the International Organization for Standardization (ISO), and the Open GIS Consortium.- ACCOMPLISHED

Metadata Working Group members continue to participate as members of the American National Standards Institute accredited subcommittee on Geographic Information System standards, the International Organization for Standardization's technical.

Objective 3: Participate with the international geospatial data information community in the development of a global geospatial data infrastructure.

Action 1 - Continue to encourage the FGDC member participation in the American National Standard Institute (ANSI) and International Organization for Standardization (ISO) quality standards activities. - ACCOMPLISHED

Metadata Working Group members continue to participate as members of the American National Standards Institute accredited subcommittee on Geographic Information System standards, the International Organization for Standardization's technical.

Participation in ANSI L1 and ISO TC211 15046-15 Standards development activities.

Participation in and adjudication of comments received from FGDC Registered Review of ISO Metadata Standard Committee Draft.

Participation in FGDC Registered Review of the ISO Metadata Standard Committee Draft.

Objective 4: Participate with the vendor geospatial data information community in the development of a global geospatial data infrastructure.

Action 1 - Hold information metadata meetings with GIS vendors to encourage vendor involvement in the development of metadata implementation tools consistent with the Content Standard for Digital Geospatial Metadata. - ACCOMPLISHED

Metadata Working Group held meetings with GIS vendors members providing for the information cross exchange on metadata activities.

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