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Metadata Trainers: James Zepp


Duration: 1 day

The lack of standards for criminal justice spatial datasets has been a major obstacle to information sharing. In recognition of this potential new data collecting role for states and, in particular, for State Statistical Analysis Centers (SACs), a one-day spatial metadata documentation training will be offered in conjunction with the Bureau of Justice Statistics/JRSA National Conference, October 4-5, 2001, in New Orleans. The primary purpose of the training will be to facilitate spatial metadata documentation in the criminal justice field in general and at the state and regional levels in particular.


  • State Statistical Analysis Center staff/Federal Geographic Data Committee grantees - free
  • Non-SAC JRSA members - $135
  • Nonmembers - $165
  • Travel, lodging, and any other costs are the responsibility of the attendees.

Disciplines: criminal justice and law enforcement

Course instructors will be Dr. Carolyn Rebecca Block, Ph.D., Senior Research Analyst, Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority and Phil Canter, Chief Statistician, Baltimore County Police Department. Dr. Block has played a leading role in that agency's spatial analysis research efforts. Mr. Canter has been previously involved with the development of metadata standards for criminal justice information.

Both instructors have extensive experience as presenters at many conferences, teaching classes, and writing research articles concerning spatial analysis methods. Both instructors have received national recognition for their groundbreaking efforts in the establishment of interagency and multi jurisdictional, geographic crime analysis databases; the innovative application of spatial analysis methods; and the development of software tools for geographic crime analysis.

Limitations: None

Contact Information:
777 North Capitol St., NE, Suite 801
Washington, DC 20002-4239
phone: 202.842.9330
fax: 202.842.9329

Last Updated: Jan 24, 2006 05:47 PM
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