Make your own free website on

Assignment 3 - Working with metadata.

In this assignment, you will learn about the metadata of the data for your project. Review the documents in the links below and then prepare entries of the metatdata of at least five of the datasets for your project. Submit on paper by the end of tonight.

Follow the guidelines set forth by the the Forest Information Resource Management Systems (FIRMS) laboratory which is illustrated below.

Follow this model:


full article: Academic Metadata Standards: Getting Compliance Without Enforcement

It's 'data about the data' and it's vital to GIS. Tools, extensions and tutorials on how to accurately document your data.

The Federal Geographic Data Committee FGDC coordinates the development of the National Spatial Data Infrastructure NSDI. The NSDI encompasses policies, standards, and procedures for organizations to cooperatively produce and share geographic data.

Improve Metadata Collection with Extension

ArcView® Metadata Collector v2.0 Extension

Blank Form:

Coverage Name:
Project / Dataset:
Contact Person:
Original Source:
File Location:
Storage Type:
Spatial Accuracy:
Attribute Accuracy:
External Metadata Location: