University Metadata Training and Regional Outreach

At Sonoma Ecology Center (SEC), their goal was to reach two different communities with metadata training - conservation GIS professionals and future professionals now enrolled in the regional university’s Geography curriculum.  Toward this goal they planned and implemented a two-pronged approach of workshops and classroom teaching, and continued metadata program support through the San Francisco Bay Area Conservation Commons (SFBACC).  They held a one-day workshop for GIS professionals in August, 2008 and they devised and taught a metadata module at Sonoma State University (SSU) in the introductory GIS class in October and November 2008. They also provided on-going metadata program support for workshop participants and other colleagues in the region.

Final Report (PDF) -- Online Training Materials -- Downloadable Training Materials (Zip)

Interim Report  (PDF)

Project Introduction Presentation  (PDF)

Sonoma Ecology Center


Ms. Deanne DiPeitro
707-996-0712 ext 114

Other contacts:

Patricia Stiefer
707-996-0712 ext 123