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2008 EPA and Partners Metadata Training Program: 2008 CAP Project Geospatial Metadata: Introduction Module 3: Metadata Development Solutions.

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1 2008 EPA and Partners Metadata Training Program: 2008 CAP Project Geospatial Metadata: Introduction Module 3: Metadata Development Solutions

2 EPA and Partners Metadata Training Program: 2008 CAP Project 2 Training Structure Agenda Metadata Creation Considerations Metadata Development Solutions Developing a Metadata Implementation EPA Example Creating and Using Templates Using the EPA Metadata Editor (EME) Materials Metadata Tools Comparison Sheet Sample Template

3 EPA and Partners Metadata Training Program: 2008 CAP Project 3 Learning Objectives After completing this module the student can: Describe what tools are available to make metadata production easier List some considerations for creating a metadata implementation Describe what a metadata implementation is and what it is not Describe what a template is and how to create and use one Describe how to use the EPA Metadata Editor (EME)

4 EPA and Partners Metadata Training Program: 2008 CAP Project 4 Metadata Creation Considerations FGDC Compliancy is likely not be the only requirement for your records Geospatial One Stop (GOS) Resource Types Correct online linkage associations ISO Keywords Catalog implementations with validation turned on Title Publisher ISO Keywords Resource type Agency Requirements/Needs Security Information Keywords Distribution Liability The resulting picture can be confusing!

5 EPA and Partners Metadata Training Program: 2008 CAP Project 5 Metadata Development Solutions How can I make this process easier? Define an implementation for your agency that can meet all needs at once Develop a template for your group/agency Determine which tools can best meet your needs (EPA Metadata Editor developed for EPA; can be extended) The combination of these will vary based on your metadata needs

6 EPA and Partners Metadata Training Program: 2008 CAP Project 6 Metadata Implementations What is a metadata implementation? FGDC CSDGM interpretation Standardizes how a group produces metadata Defines wording for some free-text fields May have additional requirements Not an extension or profile No new elements; clarity for existing fields only Why is this important? Improves consistency across offices Reduces confusion: all requirements in one standard EPAs Implementation Requires the use of five sections rather than two Includes all requirements for different needs FGDC Compliancy ESRI Catalog requirements GOS requirements Agency Concerns

7 EPA and Partners Metadata Training Program: 2008 CAP Project 7 Metadata Implementations EPAs Geospatial Metadata Technical Specification http://www.epa.gov/geospatial/policies.html http://www.epa.gov/geospatial/policies.html

8 EPA and Partners Metadata Training Program: 2008 CAP Project 8 Metadata Templates What is a template? Used as a basis for metadata development to save time in creating compliant metadata. Provide default settings for information common to multiple datasets

9 EPA and Partners Metadata Training Program: 2008 CAP Project 9 Creating and Using a Template Import Metadata Button

10 EPA and Partners Metadata Training Program: 2008 CAP Project 10 Creating and Using a Template

11 EPA and Partners Metadata Training Program: 2008 CAP Project 11 Example: EPA Template for Web Feature Services

12 EPA and Partners Metadata Training Program: 2008 CAP Project 12 Create Your Own Template You can create a template from scratch. - OR - If you have a pre-existing record associated with a data set that contains most of the documentation you need, this can be exported using the Export Metadata button.

13 EPA and Partners Metadata Training Program: 2008 CAP Project 13 Metadata Editing Tools What are my needs? Freeware or commercial? Types of files in need of metadata? Easily distribute to others? What features are important to you? Desktop/web-based Support for all FGDC CSDGM fields Simple interface Integrated with COTS products (ESRI) Import capabilities Automated pick lists & defaults Customizable? Clear requirements Easy access to support/help

14 EPA and Partners Metadata Training Program: 2008 CAP Project 14 Some Common Metadata Editors EPA Metadata Editor (EME) ArcCatalog NPS Metadata Tools and Editor Three Tab Editor DBFmeta MetaVist Many others!

15 EPA and Partners Metadata Training Program: 2008 CAP Project 15 EPA Metadata Editor (EME) What is the EME 2.1? Simple, flexible geospatial metadata editing tool Based on 3-Tab approach used by the Coeur DAlene tribe Why was it developed? Simplify metadata creation Improve consistency Meet EPA Geospatial Metadata Technical Specification Requirements http://www.epa.gov/geospatial/ eme.html

16 EPA and Partners Metadata Training Program: 2008 CAP Project 16 EPA Metadata Editor 2.1 DEMO of EME 2.1

17 EPA and Partners Metadata Training Program: 2008 CAP Project 17 Metadata Tools and Templates Resources Some Key Resources for Peaceful Metadata Editing Metaparser http://geo-nsdi.er.usgs.gov/validation/ http://geology.usgs.gov/tools/metadata/ FGDC CSDGM Graphical Image Map http://www.fgdc.gov/csdgmgraphical/index.html Metadata Toolbox http://support.esri.com/index.cfm?fa=downloads.geoprocessing.filteredGateway&GPID=13 Set Working Synchronizers http://webhelp.esri.com/arcgisdesktop/9.2/index.cfm?TopicName=Creating_and_updating_meta data http://webhelp.esri.com/arcgisdesktop/9.2/index.cfm?TopicName=Creating_and_updating_meta data ESRIs EDN site (for additional custom tools) http://edn.esri.com EPAs Metadata Editor (EME) http://www.epa.gov/geospatial/eme.html

18 EPA and Partners Metadata Training Program: 2008 CAP Project 18 Metadata Tools and Templates Tools & Templates Quiz What does a metadata implementation NOT provide? A.A single description of all metadata requirements in one place B.A way to avoid creating metadata C.A means for improving metadata consistency across a large organization D.A way to simplify metadata creation If you have synchronizers turned off your metadata will not automatically be updated with information from the data set in ArcCatalog A.True or False? What can help make metadata process easier? A.Templates B.Developing an Implementation C.Using Metadata Tools D.All of the Above


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