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FGDC Metadata Summit

Federal Geographic Data Committee

Thursday, October 27, 2011 from 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM (EDT)

Reston, VA

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Description:

The Federal Geographic Data Committee (FGDC) is hosting a one day meeting intended to bring NSDI Stakeholders up to date on International Organization for Standardization (ISO) metadata, identify challenges, and set a course for implementation. The meeting includes:

  • ISO and ISO North American Profile (NAP) Metadata Standards Status Update
  • Group Discussions: Issues Related to ISO Implementation
  • Group Discussions: Common Solutions to Address Issues
  • Group Discussion: Priorities and Recommendations

A follow-up WebEx meeting will be held to present the results of the Summit and to solicit additional input. 

Participation:

Attendees should have ISO metadata hands-on knowledge sufficient to effectively contribute toward the identification of key issues, generation of options for addressing key issues, and the development of strategic solutions. This is a highly interactive working meeting and participants are expected to contribute to both the discussions and the action items.

Participation is limited to 50 attendees and pre-registration is required.  25 seats will be held for FGDC Member Agencies until October 3. At that point the remaining seats will be released and available for other attendees. Non-Federal participants who are part of the FGDC metadata working group are encouraged to attend.

Registration and additional Summit information will be available soon through the FGDC website at http://www.fgdc.gov/site-events/metadata-summit

 

For those interested, an optional ISO Training Session will be held one day prior to the Summit.

Introduction to ISO Metadata 

A one day ISO metadata training class will be held Wednesday, October 26, 2011 (the day before the Metadata Summit) at the USGS Headquarters Building in Reston, Virginia from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm.  This class will introduce the ISO standard, its components, and provide information on its use.  This class is not a prerequisite for the Summit. However, participants in the training should plan to attend the Summit. Attendance is limited to 20 participants and pre-registration is required.  

Have questions about FGDC Metadata Summit? Contact Federal Geographic Data Committee

When & Where



USGS Headquarters Auditorium
12201 Sunrise Valley Drive
Reston, VA 20192

Thursday, October 27, 2011 from 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM (EDT)


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Federal Geographic Data Committee

The Federal Geographic Data Committee (FGDC) is an interagency committee that promotes the coordinated development, use, sharing, and dissemination of geospatial data on a national basis.

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