Metadata Training for Tribal Environmental Professionals in Flagstaff, AZ

When Apr 19, 2012 09:00 AM to
Apr 20, 2012 04:00 PM
Where Flagstaff, AZ
Contact Name
Contact Phone 928-523-1939
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The first Workshop will be April 19th and 20th at the Geospatial Research and Information Lab (GRAIL), Northern Arizona University (NAU) in Flagstaff, AZ.

Additional workshops will be scheduled in May, June and Fall of 2012.

This workshop will cover the following topics:

  1. The FGDC Core Curriculum  and focus on Federal Geographic Data Committee’s (FGDC) Content Standard for Digital Geospatial Metadata (CSDGM) version 2 – the current standard
  2. Updates on the transition to the new ISO 19115 North American Profile (NAP) metadata standard - which will replace the CSDGM in the next few years
  3. Biological Data Profile – for including information on biological data such as vegetation surveys or animal collections.
  4. Learn about the Native Place Names project
  5. A special module on data security policies for tribal data – learn to better control access to sensitive tribal data

 This workshop will be conducted in the new GIS training facility (GRAIL).  Extensive hands-on practice will be included using the labs state-of-the-art PCs.  The first day will be an intensive lecture on the standard and other topics.  The second day will be used for hands-on editing of metadata using ArcGIS 10 and other software.

Free lodging will be provided at the Merriam-Powell Research Station (evening of April 19th). The Station is five miles from campus, on a dirt road, on the grounds of The Arboretum at Flagstaff. Please bring a flashlight for getting around at night as it is very dark. A kitchen is available if you would like to bring food to prepare for your meals. Accommodations will be in a shared two bedroom apartment or in one of two large bunk rooms with about 3 other people.

This workshop is limited to twelve people, first come first served. Late registrants will be put on a waiting list for the next workshop TBA in Spring of 2012.

For more information please visit: or Contact either Paul Heinrich at (928) 523- 1939 or or M.C. Baldwin at

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