To create implementable subsets and extensions of ISO 19115- Geographic Information/Metadata as defined by that standard so that conversion of FGDC support tools, and implementations to meet ISO conformance requirements is facilitated and to maintain, to the greatest extent, harmony between ISO and FGDC geospatial metadata.
The development of FGDC metadata profiles that conform to the ISO 19115
Metadata standard. The metadata profiles presently being proposed
are (1) a profile of ISO 19115 that is harmonized and consistent with FGDC-STD-001-1998
and (2) a profile that fully incorporates the richness and fullness of
ISO 19115. Profile 1 will ensure existing FGDC metadata records can
be migrated that conform to ISO 19115 while Profile 2 will enable metadata
producers to fully exploit and metadata users to fully utilize the richness
of ISO 19115. It is important to note that ISO 19115 has numerous
metadata entities and attributes that are presently deficient in FGDC-STD-001-1998.
During the course of development of these profiles, it may be determined
that additional profiles are necessary to fully meet the NSDI metadata
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