Feb 28, 2008
from 02:00 PM to 04:00 PM
|Where||University of Rhode Island, Kingston, RI 02881|
|Contact Name||Rebecca Bannon|
This workshop is being conducted as part of the course, Applications in GIS, offered through the University of Rhode Island (URI) Department of Natural Resources. The workshop is open to students enrolled in this course and others with permission of the course instructors.
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This workshop presents the value, concepts, and methodology of metadata in the context of GPS field data collection. An overview of the content and structure of the Federal Geographic Data Committee (FGDC) Content Standard for Digital Spatial Metadata (CSDGM) will be provided as well as an overview of the National Park Service (NPS) Metadata Profile. Methods for writing quality metadata for GPS data will be outlined. Resources for collecting pertinent information in the field will be provided. Metadata creation will be demonstrated using ESRI's ArcCatalog and the NPS Metadata Tools and Editor. This afternoon workshop is being conducted as part of the course, “Applications in GIS”, a course focusing on GPS technology offered through the University of Rhode Island (URI) Department of Natural Resources. “Applications in GIS” is co-taught by the NPS Northeast Region GIS Coordinator and staff of the Environmental Data Center at URI.