ANSI publishes North American Profile of ISO Metadata Standard
ANSI NUMBER INCITS 453-2009 North American Profile (NAP) of ISO 19115:2003, Geographic Information - Metadata
The FGDC is pleased to announce the publication of the North American Profile of ISO 19115:2003 – Geographic Information – Metadata, (NAP-Metadata) as an American National Standard (ANS).
InterNational Committee for Information Technology Standards Technical Committee L1 (hereafter called INCITS L1), Geographic information systems, and the Canadian General Standards Board Committee on Geomatics (CGSB-CoG) developed the North American Profile through a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) signed by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) and the Standards Council of Canada (SCC). The profile is a culmination of over three years work by metadata standards experts from the US and Canada. The FGDC Metadata Working Group made many contributions at various stages of development of the NAP. The FGDC appreciates the contributions from the US metadata community in this long and fruitful effort.
The NAP-Metadata was processed by both the U.S. based INCITS Secretariat and the Canadian General Standards Board (CGSB) before approval and simultaneous publication as an American National Standard and a Canadian National Standard.
The NAP-Metadata may be purchased for $30 (US) through the ANSI Standards Store. The North American Profile is copyrighted: users should consult the brochure Copyright, Standards, and the Internet and the End User License Agreement (EULA) for constraints on usage.