standards > model/format > DOI:10.25504/FAIRsharing.esxaaq

ready Directory Interchange Format


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a descriptive and standardized format for exchanging information about geospatial data sets. It includes elements focusing on instruments that capture data, temporal and spatial characteristics of the data, and projects with which the dataset is associated. It allows users understand the contents of a data set and contains those fields which are necessary for users to decide whether a particular data set would be useful for their needs.

How to cite this record DIF; Directory Interchange Format; DOI:; Last edited: Feb. 22, 2018, 2:09 p.m.; Last accessed: Sep 25 2018 9:51 p.m.

Record added: July 25, 2017, 7:45 p.m.
Record updated: Feb. 22, 2018, 2:09 p.m. by The FAIRsharing Team.


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