Content Standard References

Content standards specify the information required to document a dataset; it is a list or hierarchy of required metadata elements to be included in the metadata description. Content standards include things like the name of the metadata element and a definition for that name. Read more about content standards…

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Titlesort iconDescriptionReference TypeReference Topics
ABCD: Access to Biological Data CollectionsA data and metadata specification for the exchange of biological collections and observations data
Arctic Observing Network Data QuestionnaireSummary results of the AON data questionnaire (link to details provided).
Auxiliary Description of InstrumentsThis is a project under development in GCMD to allow instrument metadata in GCMD data submissions that use the Directory Interchange Format.
Biological Data Profile for the Content Standard for Digital Geospatial MetadataThis is an official profile of the FGDC's Content Standard for Geospatial Metadata for biological data. It is used by the US National Biological Information Infrastructure.
CCDS: Canonical Cruise Data StructureCCDS aids dealing with the volume and variability of data and documents from expeditions by the Scripps Institution of Oceanography (SIO) becoming web-accessible for both education and research through the new SIOExplorer project.
Climate Science Modelling LanguageThe Climate Science Modelling Language (CSML) is a standards-based data model and GML application schema for atmospheric and oceanographic data.
CODAR metadata compliant with FGDC as *.mifCODAR metadata compliant with FGDC as *.mif
Content Standards Field Comparison Matrix: HTMLHTML version of the content standards field comparison matrix.
Content Standards Field Comparison Matrix: PDFThe content standards field comparison matrix in PDF single-column form.
CTD Data from Joint USGS Cruise 03008 and NOAA RB0303Metadata example of CTD Data from a NOAA and USGS Cruise in the Caribbean Sea
DAMLTo create ontologies and to markup information so that it is machine readable and understandable
Darwin CoreThe Darwin Core is a content specification designed for data about the geographical occurences of species (i.e. the observation or collection of a particular species or other taxonomic group at a particular location).
DIG35 Metadata for Digital imagesA metadata standard for images.
Directory Interchange FormatA relatively minimal metadata standard applicable to earth and atmospheric science resources. It is the standard used by the Global Change Master Directory, among others.
Dublin Core Metadata Initiative DCMIThe Dublin Core metadata standard is an element set for describing a wide range of networked resources, focusing on bibliographic needs.
Earth Science Education Metadata Content StandardsEarth Science Education Metadata Content Standards
Earth Science Markup LanguageAn XML based language to describe format of files
Ecological Metadata Language (EML)Ecological Metadata Language (EML) is a metadata specification developed by the ecology discipline and for the ecology discipline.
EU MarineXML Standards ReportA report produced by the EU MarineXML project documenting a wide range of formal and de facto standards that were considered relevant to the development of the MarineXML.
EXIF: Exchangeable Image FIle FormatA standard for storing interchange information in image files, especially JPEG-compressed files.
FGDC Content Standard for Digital Geospatial Metadata (CSDGM)A content standard applicable to any geospatial data
Geography Markup Language GMLXML Based encoding standard published by the OpenGIS Consortium.
Global Information Locator Service (GILS)GILS is an open standard for searching basic information descriptions.
IEEE 1451IEEE 1451 provides a comprehensive set of standards to describe the connections and input/output signals of transducers (sensors and actuators).
IPTC Core - Metadata for Extensible Metadata Platform (XMP)A metadata standard for images
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