Metadata Trainers: Jacqueline Mize
Introduction to Geospatial Metadata
This course presents the concept, principles, and value of metadata in adherence with the Federal Geographic Data Committee (FGDC) core curriculum. It provides the content and structure of the FGDC Content Standard for Digital Geospatial Metadata (CSDGM) in detail, along with methods for writing quality metadata. Students receive hands-on metadata record creation and validation training with a variety of available software tools, including NCDDC’s MERMAid system. Trainers may customize the training course based on an organization’s specific requirements or data holdings. Designed as a 2-day session, training managers can compress or expand the course to meet user needs. Organizations can also schedule training for individuals for specific NCDDC-related projects. This course may also be customized for those with more experience to cover profiles, extensions, schemas, and crosswalks.
Creating and Managing Metadata Using NCDDC's Metadata Enterprise Resource Management Aid (MERMAid)
This course presents the process of constructing and validating FGDC compliant metadata using NCDDC’s MERMAid tool. It also provides structured methods for managing your metadata records using resource directories and metadata databases. Trainers can customize the training course based on an organization’s specific requirements or data holdings. Although this session is designed for 1 day, training managers can compress or expand the course to meet user needs. Organizations can schedule individual training for specific NCDDC-related projects.
Metadata for Managers
This course presents the concept, principles, and value of metadata. These modules seek to teach core metadata concepts and present the business case for using metadata. The course also showcases a brief overview of MERMAid's management capabilities. NCDDC does not limit Metadata for Managers strictly to “managers.” The course provides a workshop for all who wish to understand metadata basics. Designed as a half-day session, training managers can compress or expand the course to meet user needs. Organizations may schedule training for individuals for specific NCDDC-related projects.
Train the Trainer
This course provides instruction on training materials development for specific audiences, effective training delivery methods, and training event planning and logistical considerations. Participants will explore methods to stimulate implementation of the FGDC metadata standard, Content Standard for Digital Geospatial Metadata (CSDGM), and help organizations make the transition to the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) Standard. The workshop will direct participants to existing metadata resources for the creation, development, and dissemination of metadata. Designed as a 3-day session, training managers can compress or expand the course to meet user needs.
No training fees are charged. Costs to sponsoring agency or office may include travel expenses and facility charges.
USGS tools (CNS, MP, TKME)
XML Editors (XMLSpy and MapForce)
Experienced in several different disciplines including remote sensing data (satellite and aerial imagery), geological data (soil sciences, hydrologic data, geochemical), and census data.
- Responsible for metadata review and validation at NCDDC.
- Completed Introduction to Geospatial Metadata in September 2004, and Train the Trainer in June 2006.
- Have taught several Introduction to Metadata, Metadata for Managers, MERMAid, and Train the Trainer Workshops throughout the country for a variety of disciplines. May contact for references.
- Published on the topic of Automating Metadata.
- Developed schemas and transforms for translation between standards.
- Participates on the FGDC Working Group.
NCDDC generally focuses its metadata training activities towards observational geospatial data and products primarily related to coastal ecosystems, oceanography, (physical, geological, chemical, and biological) and meteorology.
NOAA National Coastal Data Development Center
Stennis Space Center, MS 39529
NOAA National Coastal Data Development Center (NCDDC)