Discovering Spatial Data: Use of the Clearinghouse
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This presentation provides background on the use of FGDC-style metadata for Clearinghouse Development, and provides managers and users with guidance on the use of the Clearinghouse to find spatial data. A Clearinghouse node minimizes duplication of effort in spatial data collection and processing, provides means to discover data collection requirements, inventory, and quality, and supports documentation of basic spatial data sets for advised re-use within internal and external applications. A rundown of the advantages of using FGDC-compliant metadata is offered, as well as various concerns for implementing metadata.
Missouri Spatial Data Information Service