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Virginia Metadata Clearinghouse Implementation Support

Award Number 07HQAG0101, Category 1: FGDC-Endorsed Standards Implementation Assistance and Outreach

Since 2006, the Commonwealth of Virginia, through Virginia Tech University and the state GIS coordinating office, the Virginia Geographic Information Network (VGIN), has undertaken a concerted effort to increase the metadata proficiency base in Virginia. Since that time, supported by this CAP award and one other, a body of training materials has been created, the Virginia Metadata Portal has been implemented, and over 200 people have been directly trained in the proper creation, maintenance and use of CSDGM compliant metadata. The 2007 fiscal year award was focused specifically on training state agencies and local governments, the spatial data owners, how to use the Virginia Metadata Portal. These classes rely heavily on the original training materials supplemented with material specific to portal operation created under this award. The program was so successful that VGIN will need to continue the training program with quarterly metadata classes in order to support the metadata training demand.

Final Report - Attachment Workshop Descriptions

Interim Report

StarBullet_orange Mind over Metadata Brochure

Virginia Geospatial Extension Program
Virginia Geographic Information Network

Contacts:

John McGee, Virginia Geospatial Extension Specialist
540-231-2428
jmcg@vt.edu

Lyle Hornbaker, Virginia Geographic Information Network
804-416-6202
Lyle.Hornbaker@vita.virginia.gov

Dan Widner, VGIN Coordinator, VITA
804-343-9028
dan.widner@vita.virginia.gov

James Wilson, Department of Geography, ODU
757-683-3852
jwwilson@odu.edu

 

 

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