FGDC Metadata Standard to GCMD DIF

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

Note: All FGDC mandatory fields and DIF required fields are denoted in bold text.
Fields that are mandatory within optional fields are denoted in italics.



FGDC Metadata Standard DIF
1. Identification Information  
1.1 Citation Group: Data_Set_Citation
tab-image8. Citation Information  
tab-image8.1 Originator Dataset_Creator
tab-image8.2 Publication Date Dataset_Release_Date
tab-image8.3 Publication Time  
tab-image8.4 Title Dataset_Title (within Data_Set_Citation)
and/or Entry_Title
tab-image8.5 Edition Version
tab-image8.6 Geospatial Data Presentation Form Data_Presentation_Form
tab-image8.7 Series Information  
tab-image8.7.1 Series Name Dataset_Series_Name
tab-image8.7.2 Issue Identification Issue_Identification
tab-image8.8 Publication Information  
tab-image8.8.1 Publication Place Dataset_Release_Place
tab-image8.8.2 Publisher Dataset_Publisher
tab-image8.9 Other Citation Details Other_Citation_ Details
tab-image8.10 Online Linkage Online_Resource
tab-image8.11 Larger Work Citation  
1.2 Description Group: Summary
tab-image1.2.1 Abstract Abstract
tab-image1.2.2 Purpose Purpose
tab-image1.2.3 Supplementary Information  
1.3 Time Period of Content  
tab-image9. Time Period Information Group: Temporal_Coverage
tab-image9.3 Range of Dates/Times  
tab-image9.3.1 Beginning Date Start_Date
tab-image9.3.2 Beginning Time  
tab-image9.3.3 Ending Date Stop_Date
tab-image9.3.4 Ending Time  
tab-image1.3.1 Currentness Reference  
1.4 Status  
tab-image1.4.1 Progress Data_Set_Progress
tab-image1.4.2 Maintenance and Update Frequency  
1.5 Spatial Domain Group: Spatial_Coverage
tab-image1.5.1 Bounding Coordinates  
tab-image1.5.1.1 West Bounding Coordinate Westernmost_Longitude
tab-image1.5.1.2 East Bounding Coordinate Easternmost_Longitude
tab-image1.5.1.3 North Bounding Coordinate Northernmost_Latitude
tab-image1.5.1.4 South Bounding Coordinate Southernmost_Latitude
tab-image1.5.2 Data Set G-Polygon  
1.6 Keywords  
tab-image1.6.1 Theme  
tab-image1.6.1.1 Theme Keyword Thesaurus GCMD / Non-GCMD
tab-image1.6.1.2 Theme Keyword Group: Parameters (Science Keywords) /
Group: Keyword (Ancillary Keywords)
tab-image1.6.2 Place  
tab-image1.6.2.1 Place Keyword Thesaurus GCMD / Non-GCMD
tab-image1.6.2.2 Place Keyword Group: Location (Location Keywords) /
Group: Keyword (Ancillary Keywords)
tab-image1.6.3 Stratum  
tab-image1.6.2.1 Stratum Keyword Thesaurus  
tab-image1.6.2.2 Stratum Keyword Group: Keyword (Anciillary Keywords)
tab-image1.6.4 Temporal  
tab-image1.6.4.1 Temporal Keyword Thesaurus  
tab-image1.6.4.2 Temporal Keyword Group: Data_Resolution
Temporal_Resolution and/or
Temporal_Resolution_Range Valids
1.7 Access Constraints Group: Access_Constraints
1.8 Use Constraints Group: Use_Constraints
1.9 Point of Contact  
tab-image10. Contact Information Group: Personnel
tab-image10.1 Contact Person Primary  
tab-image10.1.1 Contact Person Last_Name
Middle_Name
First_Name
tab-image10.1.2 Contact Organization  
tab-image10.3 Contact Position Personnel Role: Technical Contact
tab-image10.4 Contact Address  
tab-image10.4.2 Address Address
tab-image10.4.3 City City
tab-image10.4.4 State or Province Province_Or_State
tab-image10.4.5 Postal Code Postal_Code
tab-image10.4.6 Country Country
tab-image10.5 Contact Voice Telephone Phone
tab-image10.6 Contact TDD/TTY Telephone Phone
tab-image10.7 Contact Facsimile Telephone FAX
tab-image10.8 Contact Electronic Mail Email
tab-image10.9 Hours of Service  
tab-image10.10 Contact Instructions  
1.10 Browse Graphic Group: Multimedia_Sample
tab-image1.10.1 Browse Graphic File Name File (or URL)
tab-image1.10.2 Browse Graphic File Description Description (or Caption)
tab-image1.10.3 Browse Graphic File Type Format
1.11 Data Set Credit  
1.12 Security Information  
1.13 Native Dataset Environment  
1.14 Cross Reference Group: Reference/Publication
tab-image8. Citation Information  
tab-image8.1 Originator Author
tab-image8.2 Publication Date Publication_Date
tab-image8.3 Publication Time  
tab-image8.4 Title Title
tab-image8.5 Edition Edition
tab-image8.6 Geospatial Data Presentation Form  
tab-image8.7 Series Information  
tab-image8.7.1 Series Name Series
tab-image8.7.2 Issue Identification Issue
tab-image8.8 Publication Information  
tab-image8.8.1 Publication Place Publication_Place
tab-image8.8.2 Publisher Publisher
tab-image8.9 Other Citation Details Other_Citation_Details
tab-image8.10 Online Linkage Online_Resource
tab-image8.11 Larger Work Citation  
2. Data Quality Information Group: Quality
tab-image2.1 Attribute Accuracy  
tab-image2.2 Logical Consistency Report  
tab-image2.3 Completeness Report  
tab-image2.4 Positional Accuracy  
tab-image2.5 Lineage  
tab-image2.6 Cloud Cover  
3. Spatial Data Organization Information  
4. Spatial Reference Information Group: Data_Resolution
tab-image 4.1 Horizontal Coordinate System Definition  
tab-image4.1.1 Geographic  
tab-image4.1.1.1 Latitude Resolution Latitude_Resolution
tab-image4.1.1.2 Longitude Resolution Longitude_Resolution
tab-image4.1.1.3 Geographic Coordinate Units  
tab-image4.2 Vertical Coordinate System Definition  
tab-image4.2.1 Altitude System Definition  
tab-image4.2.1.1 Altitude Datum Name  
tab-image4.2.1.2 Altitude Resolution Vertical_Resolution
tab-image4.2.1.3 Altitude Distance Units  
tab-image4.2.1.4 Altitude Encoding Method  
tab-image4.2.2 Depth System Definition  
tab-image4.2.2.1 Depth Datum Name  
tab-image4.2.2.2 Depth Resolution Vertical_Resolution
tab-image4.2.2.3 Depth Distance Units  
tab-image4.2.2.4 Depth Encoding Method  
5. Entity and Attribute Information  
6. Distribution Information  
tab-image6.1 Distributor Group: Data_Center
tab-image10. Contact Information  
tab-image10.2 Contact Organization Primary  
tab-image10.2.1 Contact Organization Data_Center_Name
tab-image10.2.2 Contact Person Group: Personnel
Last_Name
First_Name
Middle_Name
tab-image10.3 Contact Position Personnel Role: Data Center Contact
tab-image10.4 Contact Address  
tab-image10.4.2 Address  
tab-image10.4.3 City City
tab-image10.4.4 State or Province Province_Or_State
tab-image10.4.5 Postal Code Postal_Code
tab-image10.4.6 Country Country
tab-image10.5 Contact Voice Telephone Phone
tab-image10.6 Contact TDD/TTY Telephone Phone
tab-image10.7 Contact Facsimile Telephone FAX
tab-image10.8 Contact Electronic Mail Email
6.2 Resource Description Data_Set_ID and/or Entry_ID
6.3 Distribution Liability  
6.4 Standard Order Process  
tab-image6.4.2 Digital Form  
tab-image6.4.2.1 Digital Transfer Information Group: Distribution
tab-image6.4.2.1.1 Format Name Distribution_Format
tab-image6.4.2.1.2 Format Version Number  
tab-image6.4.2.1.3 Format Version Date  
tab-image6.4.2.1.4 Format Specification  
tab-image6.4.2.1.5 Format Information Content  
tab-image6.4.2.1.6 File Decompression Technique  
tab-image6.4.2.1.7 Transfer Size Distribution_Size
tab-image6.4.2.2 Digital Transfer Option  
tab-image6.4.2.2.1 Online Option Group: Related_URL
tab-image6.4.2.2.1.1 Computer Contact Information  
tab-image6.4.2.2.1.1.1 Network Address  
tab-image6.4.2.2.1.1.1.1 Network Resource Name URL
tab-image6.4.2.2.1.2 Access Instructions Description
tab-image6.4.2.2.1.3 Online Computer and Operating System  
tab-image6.4.2.2.2 Offline Option Group: Distribution
tab-image6.4.2.2.2.1 Offline Media Distribution_Media
tab-image6.4.2.2.2.2 Recording Capacity  
tab-image6.4.2.2.2.3 Recording Format  
tab-image6.4.2.2.2.4 Compatibility Information  
tab-image6.4.3 Fees Fees
tab-image6.4.4 Ordering Instructions  
tab-image6.4.5 Turnaround  
7. Metadata Reference Information  
tab-image7.1 Metadata Date DIF_Creation_Date
tab-image7.2 Metadata Review Date Last_DIF_Revision_Date
tab-image7.3 Metadata Future Review Date Future_DIF_Review_Date
tab-image7.4 Metadata Contact  
tab-image10. Contact Information Group: Personnel
tab-image10.1 Contact Person Primary  
tab-image10.1.1 Contact Person Last_Name
Middle_Name
First_Name
tab-image10.1.2 Contact Organization  
tab-image10.3 Contact Position Personnel Role: DIF Author
tab-image10.4 Contact Address  
tab-image10.4.2 Address Address
tab-image10.4.3 City City
tab-image10.4.4 State or Province Province_Or_State
tab-image10.4.5 Postal Code Postal_Code
tab-image10.4.6 Country Country
tab-image10.5 Contact Voice Telephone Phone
tab-image10.6 Contact TDD/TTY Telephone Phone
tab-image10.7 Contact Facsimile Telephone FAX
tab-image10.8 Contact Electronic Mail Email
tab-image7.5 Metadata Standard Name Metadata_Name
tab-image7.6 Metadata Standard Version Metadata_Version
tab-image7.7 Metadata Time Convention  
tab-image7.8 Metadata Access Constraints  
tab-image7.9 Metadata Use Constraints  
tab-image7.10 Metadata Security Information  
tab-image7.11 Metadata Extensions  
tab-image7.11.1 Online Linkage  
tab-image7.11.2 Profile Name  


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