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Metadata Trainer: Binke Wang

Focus: Basic metadata, NSDI & GeoData One-stop

Duration: One day

Abstract: Introduction to metadata for tribal employees and tribal members in New England area
Introduction to the concept, principles, and value of metadata; Detailed review of the CSDGM and available software tools; NSDI components and GeoData One-Stop web, state data catalogs, and their data services; Methods for writing quality metadata using ArcCatalog and other tools, style-sheet, template & E/I; Make metadata part of the data development process, implementation issues. Hands-on exercises on CSDGM elements, data discovery, and metadata creation.

Cost: Training for tribal members and tribal employees supported by FGDC

Tools: ArcCatalog, Metadata editor2 (for ArcView), text editor, use-specified

Disciplines: Tribal government, natural resource management: forest and water resources; environmental management


  • GIS Analyst, 2000, Intertribal GIS Council, Pendleton, OR
  • May 2001, attended one-day Metadata training, Boise, Idaho
  • GIS Specialist, 2001-now, Natural Resources, Penobscot Indian Nation, Old Town, ME
  • October 2002, Received NSDI CAP I grant for Metadata Implementation, Created metadata for Penobscot Nation,
  • October 2008, Received NSDI CAP I grant for Metadata training

Limitation: None

Contact information:
DNR, Penobscot Nation
12 Wabanaki Way, Indian Island
Old Town, Maine 04468
Phone: (207)817-7341
Fax: (207)817-7466

Last Updated: Aug 24, 2009 10:50 AM
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