In this document, you will learn about the metadata of the data for your final portfolio. Review the documents in the links below and then begin to prepare entries of the metatdata for the maps you will submit for your final portfolio.
Follow the guidelines set forth by the the Forest Information Resource Management Systems (FIRMS) laboratory which is illustrated below.
Follow this model:
FIRMS lab metadata database query tool
Data entry form guidelines
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 to fill out the metadata of the maps in your final portfolio:
Project / Dataset:
External Metadata Location: