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deprecated Federal Geographic Data Committee: Content Standard for Digital Geospatial Metadata

Abbreviation: FGDC CSDGM

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This record was deprecated on Sept. 25, 2018 for the following reason(s): This resource has been deprecated by the FGDC in favor of ISO Geospatial Metadata Standards.

Content Standard for Digital Geospatial Metadata (CSDGM), Vers. 2 (FGDC-STD-001-1998) is the current version of this FGDC authored and endorsed standard. The objectives of the standard are to provide a common set of terminology and definitions for the documentation of digital geospatial data. The standard establishes the names of data elements and compound elements (groups of data elements) to be used for these purposes, the definitions of these compound elements and data elements, and information about the values that are to be provided for the data elements. This standard is intended to support the collection and processing of geospatial metadata. It is intended to be usable by all levels of government and the private sector. This record also references three CSDGM extensions: the Extensions for Remote Sensing Metadata, the Biological Data Profile, and the Metadata Profile for Shoreline Data. Executive Order 12906 directed that Federal agencies document geospatial resources using this standard. Since the publication of EO 12906, the FGDC has endorsed several ISO Geospatial Metadata Standards that are now encouraged for use.

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Created in 1998

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Record added: Sept. 25, 2018, 2:58 p.m.
Record updated: Sept. 25, 2018, 3:04 p.m. by The FAIRsharing Team.

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