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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Distribution Information

Publication Information  

Distributor Information 

 
FGDC Identifier
Minnesota State Element Name
Field Type
Domain
Description
1.1-8.8.2  Publisher  text  free text  The name of the organization or individual that made the data set publicly available. This will often be the same as the Originator (1.1 - 8.1)
1.1-8.2  Publication Date  date  "unknown" 
"unpublished material" 
"periodically revised" 
date 
The date when the data set is published or otherwise made publicly available. 
6.1-10.1.1  Distributor Contact Person  text  free text  A person who can receive inquiries regarding the distribution of the data set. 
6.1-10.1.2  Distributor Organization  text  free text  The name of the organization that can receive inquiries regarding the distribution of the data set. 
6.1-10.3  Distributor Position  text  free text  The position of the Distributor Contact Person 
6.1-10.4.2  Distributor Address  text  free text  The mailing address of the Distributor. 
6.1-10.4.3  Distributor City  text  free text  The city of the Distributor. 
6.1-10.4.4  Distributor State or Province  text  free text  The state or province of the Distributor. 
6.1-10.4.5  Distributor Postal Code  text  free text  The ZIP or other postal code of the Distributor. 
6.1-10.5  Distributor Voice Phone  text  free text  The voice phone number, including area code, of the Distributor. 
6.1-10.7  Distributor Fax Phone  text  free text  The facsimile telephone number, including area code, of the Distributor. 
6.1-10.8  Distributor E-mail Address  text  free text  The Internet mail address of the Distributor. 
6.2  Distributor's Data Set Identifier  text  free text  The identifier by which the distributor knows the data set. 
6.3  Distribution Liability  text  free text  Statement of the liability assumed by the distributor. 
6.4.2.1.1  Transfer Format Name  text  "Arc/INFO" 
"Arc Export" 
"Arc Generate" 
"Arc Grid" 
"Arc TIN" "ASCII" 
"Atlas GIS" "DLG" "DXF" "EPPL7" "GRASS" "IGDS" "INFO" "Intergraph" "MOSS" "SDTS" "SPANS" "TIGER" "Ultimap" 
image (specific format) 
free text 
The name of the format(s) in which the distributor will make the data available. The user may list as many formats as desired and may use additional formats not listed in the domain. 
6.4.2.1.2  Transfer Format Version Number  text  free text  Vendor version number of the data format within which the data may be transferred. 
6.4.2.1.7  Transfer Size  text  free text  An estimate of the size of a transfer file in megabytes. 
6.4.4 & 6.5  Ordering Instructions  text  free text  Instructions for obtaining the data set. Include instructions for obtaining custom orders. If applicable, also include instructions for acquiring data through the "Online Linkage" element below. 
1.1-8.10  Online Linkage  text  free text  The name of an Internet site or other online resource that contains the data set. Entries should follow the Uniform Resource Locator (URL) convention of the Internet. Include "http://" or "ftp://" , etc. in URLs. 

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