Elements of a USGS Data Release

Diagram of the elements of a USGS data release: data, metadata, digital object identifier, IPDS, USGS dataset repository, SDC

Detailed Description

There are 6 elements that are required to complete a USGS data release: data, FGDC-compliant metadata, a digital object identifier, Fundamental Science Practices review and approval in IPDS, a USGS dataset repository, and the Science Data Catalog record for the data release. Learn more about data release.


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