Minnesota Geographic Metadata Guidelines

Sections:

(1) Identification   (2) Data Quality   (3) Spatial Data Organization   (4) Spatial Reference   (5) Entities and Attributes   (6) Distribution   (7) Metadata Reference

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Data Quality Information

 
FGDC Identifier
Minnesota State Element Name
Field Type
Domain
Description
2.1.1  Attribute Accuracy  text  free text  An explanation of how accurately the entities have been identified or how accurately values have been assigned in the data set. This can be the results of quantitative analysis, steps taken to ensure accuracy during development, or known deficiencies. 
2.2  Logical Consistency  text  free text  An indication of topological problems such as overshoots, undershoots, unwanted intersections, unclosed polygons, missing or duplicate labels, etc. 
2.3  Completeness  text  free text  Information about omissions, selection criteria, generalization, definitions used, and other rules used to derive the data set that may affect the completeness of content of the data. 
2.4.1.1  Horizontal Positional Accuracy  text  free text  An explanation of the accuracy of the horizontal positions (coordinates) of spatial objects and a description of the tests or line of reasoning used to arrive at the estimate. 
2.4.2.1  Vertical Positional Accuracy  text  free text  An explanation of the accuracy of the vertical positions (coordinates) of spatial objects and a description of the tests or line of reasoning used to arrive at the estimate. 
2.5 (FGDC compound)  Lineage  text  free text  Information about the sources of data used to construct the data set and steps used to process the data. For each processing step provide, where possible, the following: source data name, source data scale, source data date, description of processing steps performed, scanning or digitizing specifications, hardware & software used, processing tolerances, etc. 
2.5.1.2  Source Scale Denominator  integer  The denominator of the representative fraction of source map(s). Please leave out commas (e.g. 24000 not 24,000). Example: on a 1:24000 scale map, the Source Scale Denominator is 24000; on a “100 scale” map (1 inch = 100 feet) the Source Scale Denominator is 1200. If no source maps were used, enter zero (e.g. GPS data). If multiple source map scales were used, enter the Source Scale Denominator of the smallest scale map (largest denominator). 

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