Links to Online Geospatial Metadata Resources

Compiled by Eric Hopkins, West Virginia GIS Technical Center, June 2005

West Virginia GIS Technical Center
GIS Clearinghouse for West Virginia data, statewide activities, news,
metadata and GIS training, ESRI instructor-lead classes

Federal Geographic Data Committee (FGDC)
The primary source for metadata standards, tools and training information>

Metadata Workbook (FGDC "Green Book")
"User Friendly" version of the CSDGM, includes the Graphical Representation

Content Standard for Digital Geospatial Metadata (CSDGM)
The current specification for geospatial metadata

ESRI Support Center
HowTo: Create a Metadata Template

Wisconsin 'Metadata Primer'
Metadata Tools for Geospatial Data

Geospatial One-Stop
Part of the Geospatial One-Stop E-Gov initiative providing access to geospatial data and information.
Search for geographic data or register your data download site

Louisiana Geographic Information Center
Online guide for metadata creation

Merriam-Powell Center for Environmental Research / Colorado Plateau Metadata Resources
Find useful information about metadata and a comparison of the tools available.