Content Standard for Digital Geospatial Metadata

CSDGM is a US Federal Metadata standard that "provides a common set of terminology and definitions for the documentation of digital geospatial data". The standard establishes the names of data elements and compound elements to be used to determine the fitness , the means of accessing and transfer of geospatial data.

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http://www.fgdc.gov/standards/projects/FGDC-standards-projects/metadata/basemetadata/ index_html

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