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FGDC Metadata Training Core Curriculum

The following table outlines suggested minimum content based upon training duration. Learning objectives for each lesson are provided below the table. 

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Core Curriculum Workshop Duration

Training Topics

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What is Metadata?

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Value of Metadata

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National Spatial Data Infrastructure

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Portfolio Management of National Geospatial Data Assets (NGDA) 

 

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Quality Metadata

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  • Essential Metadata review

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  • Metadata Quick Guide review


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Geospatial Metadata Standards

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  • NSDI Standards Development

 



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  • Should Our Agency Be Using ISO or CSDGM?

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ISO Geospatial Metadata

 


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  • What’s Different with ISO Metadata?

 

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  • ISO Suite of Standards: A Modular Approach


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  • ISO Metadata Standard Publication - Content and Use
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  • ISO Metadata Standard Overview


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  • ISO Metadata UML Design


 

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  • ISO Modular Metadata: Components and Levels of Metadata


 

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  •  ISO Metadata Content Overview: Packages
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  •  ISO Metadata Content Detailed Review: Individual Package Content
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  •  ISO Metadata Record Structure (XML)
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  •  Transforming CSDGM Metadata to ISO Using XSLTs
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  •  ISO 19110 Documenting Feature Catalog Data
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  •  ISO 19115-2 Metadata Extension for Collection Level Data (Imagery & Gridded)
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  •  ISO 19119 Documenting Geospatial Services
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  •  ISO Metadata Transition: Strategies and Model Workflow
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  •  ISO Metadata Implementation: Agency Use Cases
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CSDGM Standard

 

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  • Graphic Representation

 

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  • Sections of the CSDGM

 

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  • Using the CSDGM Workbook (Greenbook)


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  • Detailed Review


 

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Metadata Tools (ISO or CSDGM)


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  • Metadata Editors


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  • Metadata Creation via simple forms & exercises add to learning objectives/exercises

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  • Metadata Creation via software application - Template or Select Sections

 

 

   

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  • Metadata Creation via software application – Full Record


 

 

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  • Metadata Validation


 

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  • Metadata Publication

 

 

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  • data.gov


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  • other


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Optional Modules

Making Metadata Part of the Process



 


Feature-level Metadata





 

Creating Functional Metadata Templates





 

Related ISO Metadata Standards          

Metadata Quality Assessment and Metrics





 

 

 

Module Learning Objectives

 

Curriculum Module:


Learning Objectives:

After completing the training the successful learner can:

What is Metadata?

  • use analogies to explain the functions of metadata 
  • list the most common metadata presentation formats
  • describe how metadata gives context to geospatial data resources
  • explain how metadata serves as a building block for spatial data infrastructures

Value of Metadata

  • explain the geospatial data distribution value of metadata
  • explain the geospatial data management value of metadata
  • explain the geospatial project management value of metadata resources
  • make a business case for metadata implementation

National Spatial Data Infrastructure

  • list the key components of a Spatial Data Infrastructure (SDI)
  • discuss how metadata supports the SDI
  • explain government’s role in NSDI development
  • outline the government directives that shape the development of the US National Spatial Data Infrastructure (NSDI) including Executive Order 12906 and OMB Circular A-16 and Supplemental Guidance 

Portfolio Management of National Geospatial Data Assets (NGDA)

  • define Portfolio Management as specified in the A-16 Supplemental Guidance
  • list the NGDA Themes
  • discuss the role of the NGDA Theme Leads
  • discuss how metadata supports management of, discovery of and access to NGDA Datasets

Quality Metadata

  • differentiate between minimally compliant and operational metadata 
  • outline the benefits of quality metadata to the data developer and data consumer
  • develop an organizational metadata profile based upon a boilerplate of essential metadata
  • write a complete Title and Abstract
  • identify one use for Supplemental_Information
  • determine when to provide an Entity_&_Attribute Overview_Description vs. a Detailed_Description

Geospatial Metadata Standards

  • discuss the benefits of implementing standards
  • list three currently endorsed geospatial metadata standards
  • access information about geospatial metadata standards
  • identify key organizations that affect the development of NSDI standards
  • explain functional relationships among standards organizations
  • access federal policies that affect geospatial standards development
  • identify the communities to which NSDI standards may apply
  • access NSDI standards
  • participate in voluntary consensus standards bodies
  • identify the metadata ‘use case’ that best applies to their organization
  • identify the key decision factors relevant to their own organization (data type, ISO capabilities, implementation resources) 
  • discuss the value of international and voluntary consensus standards
  • discuss the value of a contemporary standard
  • explain the OMB A-119 policy that directs federal agencies to use voluntary consensus standards in lieu of federal standards
  • determine the geospatial metadata standard that best suits the organization

ISO Geospatial Metadata Standards

  • explain how the ISO metadata standard evolved from the CSDGM
  • explain what is meant by FGDC ‘endorsement’ of ISO metadata standards
  • explain what is meant by the ISO ‘suite’ of geospatial metadata standards
  • discuss how more elements, fewer mandatory elements, more standardized content and the modular nature make the standard both universal and flexible
  • identify new metadata elements and values
  • explain the value of UML diagrams to concisely and universally illustrate relationships among the metadata elements
  • describe the value of new constructs (identifiers, metadata components, and xml attributes) streamline metadata creation and content.
  • identify two ISO data convention standards related to metadata (spatial coordinate, time, geodetic control, data models, etc.)
  • explain a relation diagram of the ISO metadata standards
  • identify and select ISO metadata standards relevant to their data and organizations
  • navigate the document, locating needed information effectively and efficiently
  • identify and describe the general content of the primary ISO metadata packages
  • locate definitions and domains for specific elements using the ISO data dictionary
  • locate fixed domain values defined by code lists
  • determine when an element is mandatory, optional or conditional 
  • determine the number of times an element can be repeated
  • explain the UML ‘package’ concept
  • identify the components of a UML Class Description box (class name, class attributes, constraings/operations, and attribute name, type, conditionality and default values)
  • identify and explain the class associations used in the ISO class diagrams (association, aggregation, composition and generalization)
  • explain the concept of ISO metadata components
  • give examples of metadata elements that operate effectively as components
  • explain the concept of ISO metadata levels
  • list the ‘scopes’ of metadata (series, dataset, feature type, attribute type, feature instance, attribute instance)
  • create an example of multi-level metadata
  • list the primary packages of ISO metadata
  • describe the character of the content of each package (classes, elements, data types, conditionality, code lists and constraints/operations) 
  • explain how packages may relate to one another
  • ISO Metadata Content Detailed Review: Individual Package Content
  • give a detailed explanation of the classes included within the specified package
  • identify the elements, data types, conditionality, code lists and constraints/operations of each class
  • explain the relations between each classes
  • explain the relationship between the ISO Metadata Fundamentals standard (19115X) and the ISO Metadata Implementation standard (ISO 19139x)
  • interpret record header and references
  • locate specific information within an ISO metadata record
  • edit an ISO metadata record
  • ISO 19115-2 Metadata Extension for Collection Level Data (Imagery & Gridded)
  • list examples of data types that are supported by the extension
  • identify key extended elements
  • explain how the extended elements are incorporated into the source (19115x) metadata record
  •  ISO 19110 Documenting Feature Catalog Data
  • list examples of data types that are supported by the extension
  • identify key extended elements
  • explain how the extended elements are incorporated into the source (19115x) metadata record
  •  ISO 19119 Documenting Geospatial Services 
  • list examples of data types that are supported by the extension
  • identify key extended elements
  • explain how the extended elements are incorporated into the source (19115x) metadata record
  • access the CSDGM to ISO metadata transforms
  • apply the CSDGM to ISO metadata transforms
  • transform a CSDGM metadata record to ISO format 
  • review and edit the transformed record for compliance
  • explain the key stages of the ISO Metadata Implementation Model workflow diagram
  • discuss the factors to be addressed within each stage of the ISO Metadata Implementation Model workflow diagram
  • apply and adapt the ISO Implementation Model Workflow to their own organization
  • access existing ISO Metadata Implementation Agency Use Cases
  • compare and contrast ISO Metadata Implementation Agency Use Cases
  • identify the ISO Metadata Implementation Agency Use Cases that best reflects their own situation
  • apply key findings/components of the ISO Metadata Implementation Agency Use Cases to their own organization

CSDGM Standard

  • describe the general content of the CSDGM 
  • differentiate between a Section, Compound Element, and Data Element
  • apply specific data type format requirements
  • determine the conditionality of any element
  • determine the repeatability of an element
  • describe the content of the primary sections of the CSDGM
  • describe the content of three of the five supporting sections
  • locate the definition of any element
  • determine the format/domain requirements of any element
  • utilize FAQs and example metadata
  • locate the appropriate element to document specific information about a data resource
  • write a compliant metadata record for a data resource
  • apply the CSDGM to their own data management needs
  • describe how using ‘template’ approach can simplify and expedite metadata creation

Metadata Tools (ISO or CSDGM)

  • list the types of functions that metadata tools support (creation, validation, transformation, presentation, publication, etc.)
  • contrast the benefits of metadata tools that are internal to the data development and management software; stand-alone applications; and generic XML editors
  • Metadata Editors
  •  identify available editors
  • establish organizational criteria for editor selection (standards supported, price, operating system and platform, user interface, support features, and other criteria outlined by the ISO Metadata Editor Review)
  • identify and test relevant editors
  • Hands-on Metadata Creation via simple forms and exercises
  • document metadata for a given data resource using a form or exercise
  • Hands-on Metadata Creation via software application – Template or Select Sections
  • locate the software for access or purchase
  • explore and generally operate the software
  • create a basic metadata record of selected content for their own data resource using the software
  • Hands-on Metadata Creation via software application – Full Record
  • locate the software for access or purchase
  • explore and generally operate the software
  • complete a full metadata record for their own data resource using the software

Metadata Validation

  • process a metadata record within a metadata validation application
  • interpret the error report
  • review and correct errors in the metadata record

Metadata Publication

  • access and explore existing metadata portals and clearinghouses including data.gov
  • locate data based on specific search criteria
  • publish metadata via geo.data.gov
  • participate in data communities and forums
  • Other Metadata Portal / Clearinghouse
  • publish metadata via an internal or external metadata portal, clearinghouse or other distribution site

Optional Modules

Making Metadata Part of the Process

  • present the business case for metadata to their administration
  • create an organizational metadata template (pertinent fields and some core content)
  • implement at least two changes in their data development workflow that incorporates metadata creation
  • draft a metadata creation and management guideline document

Feature-level Metadata

  • document entities and attributes in a manner that enables data consumer to effectively assess and apply the data
  • create and manage stand-alone feature-level metadata records
  • integrating the feature-level metadata into the broader data set metadata record (by linkage or fully embedded)

Creating Functional Templates

  • create an organizational, theme, or project specific metadata template by extracting all pertinent metadata fields from the CSDGM and identifying those fields that will require standardized language
Related ISO Metadata Standards
  • describe the related standard and how it integrates with ISO 19115x
  • apply the related standard to a data or service resources

Metadata Quality Assessment and Metrics

  • select and apply a method for quantifying and documenting the quality of a metadata record or collection

 

 

Last Updated: Sep 24, 2014 04:36 PM
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