1999 National Spatial Data Infrastructure (NSDI) Cooperative Agreements Program (CAP)

The Spatial Metadata Samples Library

 

Building the National Spatial Data Infrastructure is an adventure in cooperation: we all have much to share with and learn from others.  Many people have found that one of the best ways to answer their own questions about how to create spatial metadata is to sample the works of others.  So your peers have contributed examples of their own work to this page, with the hope that your work might be made easier.  Metadata sample records are listed below, within categories.  Some information about each record and its contributor is included for your reference.  Good luck! 

 

Spatial Metadata Samples

NSDI Framework Themes

Detailed information describing the content of each of the seven NSDI Framework themes of data can be found in "The NSDI Framework Introduction and Guide," also available in paperback from FGDC.
 

Geodetic Control

Dataset

Contact Information

Other Information

Clark County (WI) Geodetic Control, (1998)

AJ Wortley, Outreach Specialist 
WI State Cartographer's Office 
(608) 265-8106

(NC) Geodetic Control Points

Ken Shaffer, Senior GIS Analyst 
NCCGIA 
(919) 733-2090

 

Orthoimagery

Dataset

Contact Information

Other Information

Maryland Digital Orthophoto Quarter Quadrangles

Ken Miller, Chief -- Spatial Data Production Services 
Maryland Department of Natural Resources 
(410)260.8751

1997 Digital Orthophotos for the Twin Cities Area

Nancy K. Rader, GIS Data Coordination Specialist 
Minnesota Land Management Information Center
 
(651) 297-3281

 

Elevation

Dataset

Contact Information

Other Information

Pajaro River Survey

Ken Thompson, Engineering Technician 
US Army Corps of Engineers, San Francisco District 
(415)977-8566

Upper Clark Fork 100-foot contours (MT)

Kris Larson, Metadata Coordinator 
MT State Library, Natural Resource Information System 
(406) 444-5691

 

Transportation

Dataset

Contact Information

Other Information

Street Centerlines - Wake County (NC)

Anne Payne, Wake County (NC) GIS 
Database Administrator 
(919)856-6383

 

Street Centerlines, Winnebago County (WI)

AJ Wortley, Outreach Specialist 
WI State Cartographer's Office 
(608) 265-8106

North Carolina DOT Roads (1:24,000)

Ken Shaffer, Senior GIS Analyst 
NCCGIA 
(919) 733-2090

Northeastern Illinois Planning Commission 
Major Roads Centerline File

Kara Breems, Metadata Specialist/GIS Analyst 
Northeastern Illinois Planning Commission (NIPC) 
(312)454-0400 x612 

 

Hydrography

Dataset

Contact Information

Other Information

Preliminary 1:24,000-Scale Hydrography (WI)

AJ Wortley, Outreach Specialist 
WI State Cartographer's Office 
(608) 265-8106

Hydrography of Bergen County (NJ)

Paul Caris, New Jersey Department 
of Environmental Protection 
(609) 777-1039

 

Governmental Units

Dataset

Contact Information

Other Information

Voting Precincts - Wake County (NC)

Anne Payne, Wake County (NC) GIS 
Database Administrator 
(919)856-6383

 

Northeastern Illinois Planning Commission 
(NIPC) Minor Civil Divisions

Kara Breems, Metadata Specialist/GIS Analyst 
Northeastern Illinois Planning Commission (NIPC) 
(312)454-0400 x612 

Olympic National Forest:  
Administrative Regions

Robert A. Norheim, GIS Analyst 
USGS BRD University
of Washington Field Station 
206 543-9138

 

 

Cadastral Information

Dataset

Contact Information

Other Information

Cadastral - Wake County (NC)

Anne Payne, Wake County (NC) GIS 
Database Administrator 
(919)856-6383

 

Tax Parcels for Casco Township, 
Kewaunee County (WI)

AJ Wortley, Outreach Specialist 
WI State Cartographer's Office 
(608) 265-8106

National Forests - with land ownership (MT)

Kris Larson, Metadata Coordinator 
MT State Library, Natural Resource Information System 
(406) 444-5691

Dungeness River Area Property Ownership, 1863

Robert A. Norheim, GIS Analyst 
USGS BRD University
of Washington Field Station 
206 543-9138

 

 

Other Themes (Not NSDI Framework)

Dataset

Contact Information

Other Information

1980 Chesapeake Bay SAV Coverage

Ken Miller, Chief -- Spatial Data Production Services 
Maryland Department of Natural Resources 
(410)260.8751

Topographic Data - Wake County (NC)

Anne Payne, Wake County (NC) GIS 
Database Administrator 
(919)856-6383

 

Minnesota Land Use and Cover

Nancy K. Rader, GIS Data Coordination Specialist 
Minnesota Land Management Information Center
 
(651) 297-3281

Soil Survey Geographic (SSURGO) database for Franklin County (VT)

Caroline Alves, GIS Specialist 
USDA/NRCS (Vermont State Office) 
(802) 878-7402 

 
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