This project addressed training and outreach assistance for spreading metadata knowledge across the Great Lakes Basin. It consisted of three tasks: (A) creation of teaching materials, (B) hands-on training, and (C) distribution via the internet. RS&GIS successfully completed each of these tasks under the provision of the FGDC-Endorsed Standards Implementation Assistance and Outreach award.
Remote Sensing & Geographic Information Science Research and Outreach Services (RS&GIS) created teaching materials and presented hands-on training sessions at four training sessions. Modifications to these teaching materials were made subsequent to each training session, according to the feedback provided by workshop participants. Final modifications to these teaching materials were made after the last presentation. Following these modifications, all instructional materials were converted to a dynamic format (Microsoft PowerPoint and Adobe Acrobat Connect Professional), and uploaded to the internet as lectures and/or narrated training modules. These materials, and other metadata resources, are available through the RS&GIS Geospatial Resources website.
Jessica Moy, Director, RS&GIS
David Gwynn, Grants Proposal Coordinator, RS&GIS