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.
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.
When & Where
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.