USDA Forest Service

Forest Service Metadata Users Guide

FS Metadata
User Guide
Policy & Guidelines
Purpose and Scope
How to use this Guide
Step 1
Gathering Metadata
Step 2
Step 3
Creating FGDC Metadata
Step 4
Step 6
Maintaining Metadata
Feature Level Metadata
Contact Information
Glossary & Terms
Other Resources

USDA Forest Service -
Geospatial Advisory Committee
Last Modified:  3/31/05

How To Use This Guide

This guide is designed to provide suggestions and answers to both technical and management issues on the subject of creating metadata for GIS geospatial datasets. It will hopefully answer many of your questions about the creation to publishing process of metadata and will, for the moment, only pertain to geospatial datasets with their associated databases. Databases outside the scope of geospatial data will not be addressed here.

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