Iowa Metadata Outreach Project

The overarching goal of this project was to provide GIS users in the state of Iowa with metadata training, assistance, and management support. One key success of the Iowa Metadata Outreach Project was the education and outreach component of the project. Over the course of the project, 110 people participated in outreach events - four day-long metadata trainings and three shorter metadata outreach presentations. A second key success was the re-launch and refinement of the Iowa Geospatial Data Clearinghouse (IGDC) as a data discovery tool for creating, hosting, and serving metadata records from various state agencies.  Over 150 new metadata records have been created or uploaded to the IGDC over the course of this project.

Final Report -- March 20, 2013 Presentation for FGDC Metadata Working Group

Interim Reports - December 2011 -- April 2012

Training Materials -- Additional Training Materials -- Iowa Service Bureau Blog

Iowa Geographic Information Council


Jim Giglierano, Iowa DNR

Amy Logan

Brad Cutler, IGIC Chair, Iowa DOT

Casey Kohrt, Iowa DNR

Patrick Wilke-Brown, Iowa DNR

Kevin Kane, ISU GISSRF

Terry Brase, IGIC Treasurer

Jim Langtry, USGS Geospatial Liaison