GCMD DIF To ESRI Profile of FGDC

The following is a mapping of fields from the GCMD DIF to the ESRI Profile of the FGDC Content Standard for Digital Geospatial Metadata.

Note: All FGDC mandatory fields and DIF required fields are denoted in bold text.
ESRI fields are denoted in blue text.



Standard DIF ESRI/GOS FGDC
Entry_ID
[No comparable field]
Entry_Title
Citation: Title
Group: Data_Set_Citation Citation
tab-imageDataset_Creator tab-imageOriginator
tab-imageDataset_Title tab-imageTitle
tab-imageDataset_Series_Name
tab-imageSeries Name
tab-imageDataset_Release_Date
tab-imagePublication Date
tab-imageDataset_Release_Place
tab-imagePublication Place
tab-image Dataset_Publisher
tab-imagePublisher
tab-imageVersion
tab-imageEdition
tab-imageIssue_Identification
tab-imageIssue Identification
tab-imageData_Presentation_Form
tab-imageGeospatial Data Presentation Form
tab-imageOther_Citation_Details
tab-imageOther Citation Details
tab-imageOnline_Resource
tab-imageOnline Linkage
Group: Personnel
Contact Information
tab-imagePersonnel Role: DIF Author
tab-imageContact Position
tab-imageLast_Name, Middle Name, First Name
tab-imageContact Person
tab-imageEmail
tab-imageContact Electronic Mail
tab-imagePhone
tab-imageContact Voice Telephone
tab-imageFax
tab-imageContact Facsimile Telephone
tab-imageGroup: Contact_Address
tab-imageContact Address
tab-imageAddress
tab-imageAddress
tab-imageCity
tab-imageCity
tab-imageProvince_Or_State
tab-imageState or Province
tab-imagePostal_Code
tab-imagePostal Code
tab-imageCountry tab-imageCountry
Discipline
Description: Supplementary Information
Group: Parameters
Keywords: Theme Keyword/Theme Keyword Thesaurus: GCMD
ISO_Topic_Category
Keywords: Theme Keyword/Theme Keyword Thesaurus: ISO
Keyword
Keywords: Theme Keyword/Theme Keyword Thesaurus: Auxillary Keywords
Sensor_Name
Description: Supplementary Information
Source_Name
Description: Supplementary Information
Group: Temporal_Coverage
Time Period Information
tab-imageStart_Date: [yyyy-mm-dd]
tab-imageBeginning Date
tab-imageStop_Date: [yyyy-mm-dd]
tab-imageEnding Date
Group: Paleo_Temporal_Coverage
[No comparable field]
tab-imagePaleo_Start_Date
[No comparable field]
tab-imagePaleo_Stop_Date
[No comparable field]
tab-imageChronostratigraphic_Unit
[No comparable field]
Data_Set_Progress
Status: Progress
Group: Spatial_Coverage
Spatial Domain
tab-imageSouthernmost_Latitude
tab-imageSouth Bounding Coordinate
tab-imageNorthernmost_Latitude
tab-imageNorth Bounding Coordinate
tab-imageWesternmost_Longitude
tab-imageWest Bounding Coordinate
tab-imageEasternmost_Longitude
tab-imageEast Bounding Coordinate
tab-imageMinimum_Altitude
[No comparable field]
tab-imageMaximum_Altitude
[No comparable field]
tab-imageMinimum_Depth
[No comparable field]
tab-imageMaximum_Depth
[No comparable field]
Location
Place Keyword/Place Keyword Thesaurus: GCMD
Group: Data_Resolution
Keyword: Temporal Keyword
tab-imageLatitude_Resolution
Spatial Reference Information: Latitude Resolution
tab-imageLongitude_Resolution
Spatial Reference Information: Longitude Resolution
tab-imageHorizontal_Resolution_Range
[No comparable field]
tab-imageVertical_Resolution
Spatial Reference Information: Altitude Resolution and/or Depth Resolution
tab-imageVertical_Resolution_Range
[No comparable field]
tab-imageTemporal_Resolution
Temporal Keyword
tab-imageTemporal_Resolution_Range
Temporal Keyword
Project:
Description: Supplementary Information
Group: Quality
Data Quality Information
Group: Access_Constraints
Access Constraints
Group: Use_Constraints
Use Constraints
Data_Set_Language
Description: Supplementary Information
Originating_Center
Description: Supplementary Information
Group: Data_Center
Distributor
tab-imageData_Center_Name
tab-imageContact Organization
tab-imageData_Center_URL
tab-imageCitation: Online Linkage
tab-imageData_Set_ID
tab-imageResource Description
tab-imageGroup: Personnel
tab-imageContact Information
tab-imagetab-imageRole
tab-imageContact Position
tab-imagetab-imageLast_Name, Middle Name, First Name
tab-imageContact Person
tab-imagetab-imageEmail
tab-imageContact Electronic Mail
tab-imagetab-imagePhone
tab-imageContact Voice Telephone
tab-imagetab-imageFax
tab-imageContact Facsimile Telephone
tab-imagetab-imageGroup: Contact_Address
tab-imageContact Address
tab-imagetab-imageAddress
tab-imageAddress
tab-imagetab-imageCity
tab-imageCity
tab-imagetab-imageProvince_Or_State
tab-imageState or Province
tab-imagetab-imagePostal_Code
tab-imagePostal Code
tab-imagetab-imageCountry
tab-imageCountry
Group: Distribution
Distribution Information: Digital Transfer Information
tab-imageDistribution_Media
Distribution Information: Offline Media
tab-imageDistribution_Size
Distribution Information: Transfer Size
tab-imageDistribution_Format
Distribution Information: Format Name
tab-imageFees
Distribution Information: Fees
Group: Multimedia_Sample
Browse Graphic
tab-imageFile
tab-imageBrowse Graphic File Name
tab-imageURL
tab-imageBrowse Graphic File Name
tab-imageFormat
tab-imageBrowse Graphic File Type
tab-imageCaption
tab-imageBrowse Graphic File Description
Group: Reference/Publication
Cross Reference
tab-imageAuthor tab-imageOriginator
tab-imagePublication_Date tab-imagePublication Date
tab-imageTitle tab-imageTitle
tab-imageEdition tab-imageEdition
tab-imageSeries tab-imageSeries Name
tab-imageIssue tab-imageIssue Identification
tab-imagePublication_Place tab-imagePublication Place
tab-imagePublisher tab-imagePublisher
tab-imageOther_Citation_Details tab-imageOther Citation Details
tab-imageOnline_Resource tab-imageOnline Linkage

Group: Summary

Description

tab-imageAbstract tab-imageAbstract
tab-imagePurpose tab-imagePurpose
Group: Related_URL
Digital Transfer Option: Online Option
tab-imageURL_Content_Type
Content Type [Documents]
tab-imageURL [GET DATA URL]
Citation: Online Linkage
tab-imageGroup: Description
Access Instructions
Parent_DIF
[No comparable field]
Metadata_Name
Description: Supplementary Information
Metadata_Version
Description: Supplementary Information
IDN_Node
[No comparable field]
DIF_Creation_Date
Metadata Reference Information: Metadata Date
Last_DIF_Revision_Date
Metadata Reference Information: Metadata Date
Group: DIF_Revision_History
Metadata Reference Information: Metadata Future Review Date
Future_DIF_Review_Date
Metadata Reference Information: Metadata Future Review Date

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