Northwest Indiana Metadata Trainer Training and Outreach

This project will promote ongoing spatial data documentation activities in Northwest Indiana. It is intended to continue previous efforts of metadata instruction and compilation. Previous funding received from the US EPA Region 5, was used to create an online metadata compilation tool that is currently hosted by the Indiana Geological Survey.  The tool ultimately produces an FGDC minimally compliant metadata record in text file format that can be saved to the user’s local computer. The text file produced is in the proper format so that it may be uploaded to a metadata clearinghouse without further processing. In addition to the tool, the website offers numerous metadata related resources including the Content Standard for Digital Geospatial Metadata (CSDGM) Workbook, Version 2.0.

Final Report
Interim Report

Indiana Geological Survey Metadata
Northwest Indiana GIS Forum


Timothy Sutherland, Co-chair, Northwest Indiana GIS Forum
Director, Northwest Indiana Center for Data & Analysis
Indiana University Northwest

Other Contacts:

Becky McKinley, Co-chair, Northwest Indiana GIS Forum
Geographic Information Systems/Mapping Coordinator
Hammond Sanitary District
219-853-6413 x 516

Kevin Miller
Science Service Branch
Indiana Department of Environmental Management