The Central Florida GIS Workshop has provided metadata training for local city, county, regional and state organizations within the project area, which encompasses the counties of Orange, Osceola, Seminole, Volusia, Flagler, Putnam, Lake, Marion, Citrus, Sumter, Fernando, Pasco, Brevard , Polk, Hillsborough, and Pinellas comprising all of the Central Florida Region and including the Daytona, Orlando, Tampa, St Petersburg urban corridor.
The organization assisted some of the participants with their efforts for metadata publishing and implementation of their in house metadata programs. We have conducted three one day and and four half day metadata training sessions in the Central Florida region, five one hour metadata presentations for managers were presented at each of the three regional user conferences in Florida, SERUG 2012 and ESRI’s 2012 International Conference. Three 1 ½ hour introduction to metadata blocks were inserted into the curriculums of two University of Central Florida courses, PAD 4712 and PAD 6716 (Information Technology in Public Administration) and one GIS 2040 course at Daytona State College. All training was conducted at no cost to the participating organizations, but the one day training sessions had an agreement printed on the sign in sheet that required the participants to generate or update their data documentation and to provide metadata to regional, state, and federal data portals. The procedures for publishing metadata were part of the training. All training materials as well as helpful links are now posted in the training section of the CFGIS Workshop web site.