11 June 2001
Federal Geographic Data Committee
OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this standard is to provide extensions to the Federal Geographic Data Committee (FGDC) Content Standard for Digital Geospatial Metadata (also referred to hereafter as the Metadata Content Standard) for metadata describing geospatial data obtained from remote sensing. Efforts are being made to make these extensions compatible with the framework and content of the ISO metadata standard now undergoing the approval process, in order that the FGDC standard can be converted to ISO form for use as remote sensing extensions to the ISO standard.
These extensions define content standards for additional metadata, not defined
in the Metadata Content Standard, that are needed to describe data obtained
from remote sensing. They include metadata describing the sensor, the platform,
the method and process of deriving geospatial information from the raw telemetry,
and the information needed to determine the geographical location of the remotely
sensed data. In addition, metadata to support aggregation, both the components
of an aggregate data set and the larger collection of which a data item may
be a member, will be supported.
Persons interested in reviewing the Content Standard for Digital Geospatial Metadata: Extensions for Remote Sensing Metadata may download the public review draft in Microsoft Word format or PDF format. All reviewers are strongly urged to use the Review Comment Template when preparing and submitting comments.
Reviewers are to submit comments to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than Friday, August 31, 2001.
For information about the
FGDC standards process (including public review), please visit FGDC Standards or
contact Ms. Julie Binder Maitra, FGDC Standards Coordinator, by phone at (703)
648-4627 or by E-mail at email@example.com.
Read the full Proposal in PDF or Microsoft Word format.
Submitted to the Standards Working Group by NASA
Standard is at Step 8, Coordinate Public Review of the FGDC Standards Process.
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