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161.02 Geospatial Metadata Standard


Geospatial Metadata Standard
Policy Action Date
Adopted July 26, 2019
Rescinded July 26, 2019

This standards establishes and references the Federal Geographic Data Committee (FGDC) Content Standards for Digital Geospatial Metadata.  The objective of this standard is to protect state investments in significant location based data/databases and geospatial data holdings through standardized data documentation, and where appropriate, facilitate data reuse and data discovery.

This standard requires metadata development for all existing, new or newly redesigned location based databases and geospatial data sets.  

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Policy & Procedures:

  • 160.00 Geospatial Data Management Policy;
  • 162.00 Geospatial Technology Policy & Standards Procedure;
  • 103.00 Technology Policy and Standard Waiver Request.

Associated Standards:

  • 161.01 Geodetic Control Data;
  • 161.02 Geospatial Metadata Standard (existing w/ new updates);
  • 161.03 Hydrography Data Standard;
  • 161.04 Geospatial Data Standards (new);
  • 161.05 Geospatial Applications & Data Services Metadata (new);
  • 161.06 Web Mapping Publication Standard (new).