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Metadata Trainers: Edith Konopka


One day of lecture and computer exercises; additional optional half-day of metadata development for students' own data sets.

At the present time we run a 1-day class and a .5-day workshop giving hands-on training on the FGDC-CSDGM, the use of the ArcCatalog FGDC Editor, the use of the MP validation service and its results, and the interaction of metadata with the New Jersey geospatial portal, NJGIN Explorer. Training sessions are run about every 1.5 months, in cooperation with staff from the NJ Department of Environmental Protection. The training is aimed at State and Local government employees, and at non-profit partners in the NJMapp ICAT program. Training also is open to Federal government employees and non-government GIS providers who furnish contract services and data to government entities.
Future plans include a course for New Jersey Geographic Information Network node administrators, which will include additional metadata training.

We currently host the described training in a computer classroom at the NJOIT offices in Trenton. Participants must travel to Trenton at the expense of themselves or their organization. There is no fee for the training, but pre-registration is required.

ArcGIS 9.0 SP2; NJ Metalite Help file; Adobe Acrobat reader; "Green Book" in .pdf format; web browsers and high-speed internet connection.

No specific discipline information is included in the 1-day class; teaching staff have expertise/experience with environmental, state government, and scientific data. Edith has three degrees and professional experience in Geology.

Have organized and team-taught this training, with evolutionary changes, since late Winter 2004. Participant in FGDC Train the Trainer, summer 2004. Edith has been writing geospatial metadata since 2001, and is the central metadata service administrator for the New Jersey portal NJGIN Explorer. In the latter role, she evaluates metadata records, assists authors in improving and correcting their metadata, and approves metadata for publication.

Limitations: None

Contact Information:
PO Box 212
Trenton, NJ 08625
organization: State of NJ Office of Information Technology - Office of GIS
phone: 609.777.3774
fax: 609.633.0200

Last Updated: Jan 24, 2006 05:47 PM
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