With funding from a Federal Geographic Data Committee (FGDC) Cooperative Agreements Program grant, a consortium of organizations recently announced a series of 2-hour web-ex (online) metadata training sessions between August and October.
According to an announcement circulated the week of June 23, the training sessions will focus on creating metadata meeting FGDC standards, and how to participate in intra- and inter-agency sharing efforts. Specifically, instructors will describe how to document metadata according to the FGDC Content Standard for Digital Geospatial Metadata (CSDGM) and the North American Profile (NAP) of the ISO 19115/19139, how these standards are related, how to use existing tools (e.g., EPA’s Metadata Editor [EME]) to create and edit metadata, and how metadata can be shared using a catalog that contributes to the Geospatial One Stop and National Spatial Data Infrastructure.
There will be three different courses (introductory, intermediate, and EPA Metadata Editor 3.0), each of which will have two offerings. The sessions are currently scheduled for the following dates and times:
Web-based sessions (1-3 PM EDT):
August 19, 2008 – Introductory (1st offering)
August 26, 2008 – Intermediate (1st offering)
September 09, 2008 – Introductory (2nd offering)
September 16, 2008 – Intermediate (2nd offering)
October 7, 2008 – Using the new EPA Metadata Editor (1st offering)
October 14, 2008 – Using the new EPA Metadata Editor (2nd offering)
Conducted jointly by FGDC, the Environmental Protection Agency, the North Carolina Department of Environment and Natural Resources, and Innovate!, Inc., all courses are free and open to anyone who would like to participate.