USDA Forest Service -
Geospatial Advisory Committee
Once you've created
your metadata the next step to take is to publish it on an
available clearinghouse site. Below are some examples of published
FGDC compliant metadata along with suggestions on how to go
about publishing your metadata.
Clearinghouses are essentially a designated site that can
be accessed by anyone via the world-wide web. For more information
on clearinghouses, click HERE.
Publishing Metadata on an
FSWEB Intranet Page
- Build a Forest Metadata page in ".../fsweb" or
subdirectory to contain links to metadata.
- Place a copy of metadata records as HTML
files in the same location
- Link Forest Metadata page to metadata records
Publishing Metadata on the Forest Service
- Contact GSTC, operator of the FGDC Clearinghouse
node for specific instructions.
- You will need to provide them the xml files
generated by the metaparser or Arc Catalog
for each metadata record.
on an FS Internet Page
- Build a Metadata page with local links to
- Assume metadata reside in the same
directory as the page or below. Don't
use extended paths in links.
- Create a directory(s) on your internet site
on the Washington Office Server to house the
- It should be reside below the directory
of your Forests Homepage.
- Copy the metadata page and the metadata data
records as HTML files to your Forest's internet
site using FTP.
- Make sure appropriate disclaimer are attached
to metadata records.
- You can also place data as zipped ARC export
files in the same location as the metadata
- Make sure the location is link
in the metadata record. See
on-line linkage under Identification