Information Resources and Technology Management

New Metadata Template for ArcGIS 10 in Development

  • The Branch of Communication Technology is currently developing a new metadata template designed for ArcGIS 10. Check back soon for the latest updates on this project.

Example FWS Biological Metadata Records and Template

  • Example FWS biological metadata record with the data elements needed to comply with the Biological Data Profile of the FGDC CSDGM.  The example record, courtesy of Region 5, Gulf of Maine Coastal Program, includes short notes by a number of the elements on what should be entered.
  • The completed FWS biological metadata record - fully documents all applicable elements in the FGDC Biological Data Profile.
  • MS Word Template - lists all of the metadata elements in the Biological Data Profile. This template can be used to document the required data elements without using a metadata creation software tool. It can also be used as a reference for what to enter in the element fields.

Related Resources

  • USGS Formal Metadata Web Site Metadata information and descriptions of the USGS metadata support tools (available for downloading from this site).
  • FGDC Metadata Tools Page Commercial and freeware/shareware tools for creating FGDC-compliant metadata.onducted on various metadata tools.


Last updated: February 5, 2013