Miami-Dade County successfully completed the requirements for the Metadata Training and Outreach Assistance grant awarded in 2012. Their staff attended the 2012 Esri International User Conference, attended several NOAA metadata training, and FGDC webinars, and researched ArcGIS metadata information and processes. Narratives were submitted to Esri International User conference, South Florida GIS Expo, and Miami-Dade County GIS Users Group in 2013, and were accepted. This allowed staff to present a high-level presentation to GIS managers, developers and users audience.
The training aspect of the grant resulted in the creation of an ArcGIS 10.2 Metadata Training and Outreach Assistance power point presentation, ArcGIS 10.2 Metadata Standards and Guidelines with step-by-step instructions, and ArcGIS 10.2 Metadata Data Collection and Sample metadata documents. Training followed FGDC Metadata Workshop Core Curriculum and FGDC/ISO metadata standards for both, the presentation and half-day hands-on workshops. Fourteen workshops were conducted, with over 131 attendees from 20 external agencies and 13 departments, 56 training hours, and an overall 88% satisfaction rate. One-on-one metadata training and assistance was also provided, and a GIS Metadata webpage was created.
The most rewarding outcome is the professional relationships and collaboration that developed between the agencies, departments, and the GIS staff in an effort to create better data and metadata. Hence, Miami-Dade County successfully completed the final stage of this grant with an awesome attendance and feedback rate.