Guidance for Checking Metadata with Data

Detailed Description

Properly validating the metadata for a dataset involves two components:

  1. Ensuring that the metadata record adheres to an established standard, such as FGDC-CSDGM or the ISO metadata standard. This document outlines instructions for using the FGDC-CSDGM standard.
  2. Ensuring that the metadata record contains all the necessary information to accurately and adequately explain the information contained in the dataset that is being described.


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