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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Identification Information

Citation 
Description 
Spatial Domain
Keywords
Constraints
Other
Originator Abstract Spatial Extent of Data Place Keywords Access Constraints Contact Information
Title Purpose Bounding Coordinates Theme Keywords Use Constraints Browse Graphic
Unique Identifier Time Period of Content Date   Theme Keyword Thesaurus   Associated Data Sets
Currentness Reference      
Progress      
Maintenance/Update Frequency      

 

FGDC Identifier 
Minnesota State Element Name 
Field Type 
Domain 
Description 
1.1-8.1  Originator  text  free text  The name of the organization or individual that developed the data set. 
1.1-8.4  Title  text  free text  The name by which the data set is known. 
No FGDC Equivalent  Minnesota Clearinghouse ID  text  free text  NOTE: Not implemented at this time. A unique identifying code for the data set for use in the Minnesota clearinghouse 
1.2.1  Abstract  text  free text  A summary of what is in the data set. 
1.2.2  Purpose  text  free text  Why the data set was developed. 
1.3 - 9.1.1  Time Period of Content Date  date  free date  A single date for which the data set corresponds to the ground or for which the user can be confident of accuracy and completeness. (If multiple dates or a range of dates apply to the data set, use "Currentness Reference" to list them and to explain further.) 
1.3.1  Currentness Reference  text  free text  The basis on which the Time Period of Content Date is determined. List what the date is referring to (e.g. ground condition, date of quad map that was digitized, etc.) If multiple dates or a range of dates apply, list and explain. 
1.4.1  Progress  text  "complete" 
"in work" 
"planned" 
Development status as reflected in domain choices. 
1.4.2  Maintenance and Update Frequency  text "continually" "daily" "weekly" "monthly" "annually" "unknown" 
"as needed" " irregular" 
"none planned" 
free text 
The frequency with which changes and additions are made to the data set after the initial data set is completed.
Part of 1.2.3  Spatial Extent of Data  text  free text  Describe the geographic area covered by the data set. 
1.5.1.1  West Bounding Coordinate  real  -180.0 <
West Bounding Coordinate 
< 180.0 
Western-most coordinate of the limit of coverage expressed in longitude, in decimal degree units. 
1.5.1.2  East Bounding Coordinate  real  -180.0 <
East Bounding Coordinate 
< 180.0 
Eastern-most coordinate of the limit of coverage expressed in longitude, in decimal degree units. 
1.5.1.3  North Bounding Coordinate  real  -90.0 <
North Bounding Coordinate 
< 90.0 
Northern-most coordinate of the limit of coverage expressed in latitude, in decimal degree units. 
1.5.1.3  South Bounding Coordinate  real  -90.0 <
South Bounding Coordinate 
< 90.0 
Southern-most coordinate of the limit of coverage expressed in latitude, in decimal degree units. 
1.6.2  Place Keywords  text  free text  Words or phrases summarizing an aspect of the place of the data set. 
1.6.1  Theme Keywords  text  free text  Words or phrases summarizing an aspect of the theme of the data set. 
1.6.1.1  Theme Keyword Thesaurus  text  free text  Reference to a formally registered thesaurus or a similar authoritative source of theme keywords. 
1.7  Access Constraints  text  "none" 
free text 
Restrictions and legal prerequisites for accessing the data set. These include any access constraints applied to assure the protection of privacy or intellectual property, and any special restriction or limitation on obtaining the data set. 
1.8  Use Constraints  text  "none" 
free text 
Restrictions and legal prerequisites for using the data set after access is granted (ex. transferring to others). 
1.9-10.1.1  Contact Person  text  free text  A person within the development or managing group who can receive inquiries regarding the content or development of the data set. This may not be the same as the distributor. 
1.9-10.1.2  Contact Organization  text  free text  The name of the organization that can receive inquiries regarding the content or development of the data set.
1.9-10.3  Contact Person Position  text  free text  The position of the Point of Contact Person. 
1.9-10.4.2  Contact Address  text  free text  The mailing address of the Contact Person. 
1.9-10.4.3  Contact City  text  free text  The city of the Contact Person. 
1.9-10.4.4  Contact State or Province  text  free text  The state or province of the Contact Person. 
1.9-10.4.5  Contact Postal Code  text  free text  The ZIP or other postal code of the Contact Person. 
1.9-10.5  Contact Voice Phone  text  free text  The voice telephone number, including area code, of the Contact Person. 
1.9-10.7  Contact Fax Phone  text  free text  The facsimile telephone number, including area code, of the Contact Person. 
1.9-10.8  Contact E-mail Address  text  free text  The Internet mail address of the Contact Person. 
1.10.1 Browse Graphic File Name  text  "none available" 
free text 
A "Browse Graphic" is any type of graphic file that provides an illustration of the data set. If a browse graphic is available on the internet, provide the file name Uniform Resource Locator (URL), including the "http://".
1.10.2  Browse Graphic File Description text  "none available" 
free text 
A text description of the illustration. 
1.14 - 8.4  Associated Data Sets  text  free text  Information about other, related data sets that are likely to be of interest (e.g. derived from common sources, similar theme, etc.) 

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