Some Examples of Metadata

Metadata can apply to just about any data or information about your project; for instance, sensor configuration, data from the sensors, images, publications, or GIS layers. Therefore, it is helpful to have some examples to help plan what should go into your metadata records. The links below provide examples of metadata in several commonly used conventions from a variety of marine-related fields. Some pages provide links so the user may view the XML or text versions instead of the default HTML-rendered view.


More examples are available in the metadata content standards section of our site.

Suggested Citation

Montgomery, E., Bermudez, L. 2010. "Some Examples of Metadata." In The MMI Guides: Navigating the World of Marine Metadata. http://marinemetadata.org/guides/mdataintro/mdataexamples. Accessed December 11, 2019.