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Metadata Trainers: Dr. Jill Saligoe-Simmel


Duration: 1/2 day, 1 day, and 1 1/2 day workshops available.

"Introduction to Metadata Use and Development"
Metadata is an essential component to any GIS project for protecting your valuable data investment. This course is designed to provide practical information on state and federal standards for metadata development and use. Participants are taught how to search for data using metadata records, how to apply the standards to their own data, and the value of metadata as an integral project component. Participants are led through a data documentation exercise demonstrated with free metadata software. An optional half-day bonus class guides participants through hands-on application of the metadata standards with their own GIS data set.

"Metadata for Managers: Protecting Your Data Investment" Data documentation (metadata) is an essential component to any GIS project for protecting your valuable data investment. Metadata—the “data behind the data”—documents the who, what, where, when, how and why of your data. This is critical information considering today's environment of data sharing. Organizations facing the need for data documentation must decide: At what level of detail should our data be documented? What software should we use? How will our metadata be managed and accessed? Who will be responsible for data documentation? How can we justify the costs and benefits? This course provides practical information on the value of metadata and management considerations for implementing your organization’s metadata plans. Participants discuss scenarios, options, and solutions for organizations large and small, public and private.

Workshop fee $295 per 1 1/2 day workshop on-site at The Polis Center.
Fee waivers available on a limited basis under the support of an FGDC CAP Metadata grant.
At-your-site workshops available, please contact The Polis Center for more information.

Training typically includes hands-on application using the NBII-MetaMaker as introductory tool, and demonstration of SMMS software. Workshop includes brief discussion of metadata creation and management tools.

Environmental management, GIS, state and local government, community and human services

Successfully completed the NBII/FGDC Train the Trainer" workshop and have trained over 100 individuals in "Introduction to Metadata Use and Development", and "Protecting Your Data Investment - Metadata for Managers".

Limitations: Indiana, Midwest, USA

Contact Information:
1200 Waterway Blvd, Suite 100
Indianapolis, IN 46202
organization: The Polis Center at IUPUI
phone: 317.274.2458

Last Updated: Jan 24, 2006 05:47 PM
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