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1994 Executive Order (USA) for Geospatial MetadataThis order provided the foundation for FGDC's Content Standard for Describing Geospatial Metadata, among other things.
6th Annual National Conference on Digital Government ResearchThe 2005 National Conference on Digital Government Research (dg.o 2005) relates to digital government research. (2005.05.15-18, Atlanta, GA.)
A Universal Ontology for Sensor Networks DataA prototype ontology using IEEE SUMO
ABCD: Access to Biological Data CollectionsA data and metadata specification for the exchange of biological collections and observations data
About VINEVINE is a vocabulary Integration Environment Tool, developed by MMI.
About VINE 1.4VINE 1.4 is a vocabulary Integration Environment Tool, developed by MMI.
ACT Sensors ListList of sensors developed by the Alliance for Coastal Technologies
ad hoc Strategic Committee on Information and Data (SCID)
Advancing ecological research with Ontologies (a review paper)A review paper on the use of ontologies in ecological research
Agency PortalsAgency portals which enable discovery and download of marine geoscience metadata and data.
AGU Index TermsThesaurus for indexing AGU journal articles and meeting abstracts, covering earth science concepts
Alexandria Digital Library (ADL) GazetteerGazetteer services provided by Alexandria Digital Library from Map and Imagery Lab, Davidson Library, University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB).
All Ontologies hosted at MMIList of all the ontologies hosted at (and/or referenced by) MMI
All References at MMIAll MMI metadata references
Animal Behavior OntologyOntology describing animal behavior.
ApolloApollo is a user-friendly knowledge modelling application.
Aquatic CommonsA thematic digital repository covering the natural marine, estuarine /brackish and fresh water environments .
Aquatic Sciences and Fisheries Abstracts (ASFA)Aquatic Sciences and Fisheries Abstracts (ASFA) is a paid service providing references to international literative covering marine environments.
ArcCatalog Metadata ToolsArcCatalog metadata tool as part of ArcGIS.
Architecture of the World Wide Web (Vol 1)The W3C recommendation describing the architecture of the web.
Archival Resource KeysA naming scheme for persistent access to digital objects (including images, texts, data sets, and finding aids).
Arctic Observing Network Data QuestionnaireSummary results of the AON data questionnaire (link to details provided).
ArcView Metadata CollectorArcView Metadata Collector (for ArcView 3.x), an easy-to-use application that helps the ArcView 3.x user create Federal Geographic Data Committee (FGDC) compliant metadata.
Are Ontologies Overrated?A fairly comprehensive, highly readable critique of ontologies as a classification method, as compared to more organic, user-driven, free-form organizing strategies. Some valuable guidelines for choosing between the two approaches.
Argo Instrument ListInstrument code list from Argo
Argo Parameters and quality control code listsList of parameter and quality control codes from Argo
Autonomous Mission Operations for Sensor Webs OntologyAn ontology being developed for software agents operating a Sensor Web
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.
AxisAxis is an open-source implementation of SOAP; part of the Apache Web Services project.
Bathymetry Attributed Grid (BAG)The BAG (Bathymetry Attributed Grid) is a non-proprietary file format for storing and exchanging bathymetric data developed by the Open Navigation Surface Working Group.
BIDMBasic Interoperability Data Model (BIDM) is a IEEE standard (1420.1) for interoperable software cataloging on the Internet; it defines the minimal set of information about assets that reuse libraries should be able to exchange to support interoperability.
Biodiversity Information Standards (TDWG): Vocabularies and OntologiesCollection of vocabularies and ontologies from TDWG for biodiversity
Biodiversity Resource Information OntologyAn ontology describing resources important in biodiversity information management.
BioGeomancerProvides a list of html links for placename metadata used to map biodiversity data.
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.
BioPortal 2.0
BODC (British Oceanographic Data Centre) UnitsThe BODC units table, consisting of all the units codes used in BODC parameter lists.
BODC Instruments ListList of instruments used by the British Oceanographic Data Centre
BODC Parameter Ontology ProjectThe British Oceanographic Data Centre is creating an ontology to link the BODC Parameter Discovery Vocabulary, the CF Standard Names and the GCMD Science Keywords
BOG CTD Bottle Data Field NamesMBARI's Biological Ocean Group (BOG) CTD Bottle Data Field Names
BOG CTD Profiling Data Field NamesMBARI's Biological Ocean Group (BOG) CTD Profiling Data Field Names
British Oceanographic Data Centre Parameter Discovery VocabularyThe BODC Parameter Dictionary has been completely overhauled during 2004 and now consists of an integrated data markup and parameter discovery vocabularies.
British Oceanographic Data Centre Parameter Usage VocabularyThe BODC Parameter Usage Vocabulary may be used as a tool to label a measurement with information on what it is and how it was obtained or to describe parameters (phenomena in GML terminology) in 'use' metadata.
BUFR ParametersWorld Meteorological Organization's Binary Universal Form for the Representation of meteorological data (BUFR) parameter codes.
CalCOFI ProgramCalifornia Cooperative Oceanic Fisheries Investigations Program (since 1949)
Call for Paper The International Journal of Web Services Research (JWSR)Special Issue on ""Bridging Communities: Semantically Augmented Metadata for Services, Grids, and Software Engineering""
Canadian Heritage Information Network (CHIN) Museum Metadata StandardsCHIN's summary of museum metadata standards and crosswalks
Canonical Object Browser (COBE)Java application developed by Scripps Institution of Oceanography for creating metadata definitions and doing metadata crosswalking
CatMDEditOpen-source solution to editing XML metadata files in FGDC and/or ISO 19115 format
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.
CDI Sea Search Sensor and Platform VocabulariesCommon Data Index vocabularies lists for the Sea-Search program. Vocabularies for platforms and sensors are included.
CeNCOOSCentral and Northern California Ocean Observing System
CEOS IDN Master DirectoryA directory of earth sciences data
CF - Climate and Forecast Standard NamesVocabulary for climate and forecast parameters
Chew 'N Spit Pre-Parser for MetadataThis parser converts metadata records that cannot be parsed by MP (a USGS metadata compiler) into records that can be parsed by MP.
CIMA OntologyCIMA, the Common Instrument Middleware Architecture, is developing ontologies for an instrument services architecture.
CIRCO Taxonomy AdministratorMaps designed taxonomies to a built-in general lexical ontology using weighted concept clusters (""gist""). No definable relations.
Class Ncx CrawlerThis is a standalone Java application that extracts metadata information from NetCDF files.
Climate Science Modelling LanguageThe Climate Science Modelling Language (CSML) is a standards-based data model and GML application schema for atmospheric and oceanographic data.
Cmap ToolsThe Institute for Human and Machine Cognition (IHMC) CmapTools program ""empowers users to construct, navigate, share and criticize knowledge models represented as concept maps.""
CMECS Habitat Classification SystemCoastal and Marine Ecological Classification Standard system describing the habitats of the estuaries, coasts and oceans of North America.
Coastal GeoTools 2005A conference to "promote sharing of standards and coastal data through the National Spatial Data Infrastructure", with relevant topics. (2005.03.07-10, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.)
COBrACOBrA is an ontology browser and editor for GO and OBO ontologies. It has been specifically designed to be usable by biologists to create links between ontologies.
CODAR metadata compliant with FGDC as *.mifCODAR metadata compliant with FGDC as *.mif
CODATA - Committee for Data on Science and TechnologyInternational organization promoting improved scientific and technical data management and use
CODATA Data Science JournalAn on-line journal publishing papers on the management of data and databases in Science and Technology
CoGITaNTConceptual graph (CG) modeling with rules; nested typed graphs; projections.
COMPASSInvestigating development of semantic tools for research on coastal and marine environments.
Concept Web AllianceA group developing the "concept web," a fabric of concepts in science and their relationships
Content Standards Field Comparison Matrix file (excel) Excel file containing the Content Standards fields comparison matrix.
Content Standards Field Comparison Matrix: HTMLHTML version of the content standards field comparison matrix.
Content Standards Field Comparison Matrix: IntroductionIntroduction to a matrix containing a list of fields in each of over 10 key content standards.
Content Standards Field Comparison Matrix: PDFThe content standards field comparison matrix in PDF single-column form.
Cool URIs Don't ChangeAptly named treatise describing why it should not be necessary for any URI to change.
Cooperative Arctic Data and Information ServiceSupports the Arctic Observing Network, an NSF International Polar Year project.
CoRIS Glossary of TermsNOAA's Coral Reef Information System (CoRIS) glossary of coral reef-related terms
CoRIS Metadata CrosswalkThe relationship between the NOAA FGDC, MARC21, and Dublin Core metadata standards
CTD Data from Joint USGS Cruise 03008 and NOAA RB0303Metadata example of CTD Data from a NOAA and USGS Cruise in the Caribbean Sea
CUAHSIConsortium of Universities for Advancement of Hydrologic Science
CUAHSI Parameter Names VocabularyA comprehensive parameters vocabulary for hydrologic science
DAG-EditDAG-Edit has been written to make it easy for programmers to add powerful extensions to DAG-Edit without having to modify the existing DAG-Edit code.
DAMLTo create ontologies and to markup information so that it is machine readable and understandable
DAML Ontology LibraryA collection of ontologies hosted by DAML web site
DAML UML Enhanced Tool (DUET)DUET provides a UML visualization and authoring environment for DAML.
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).
Data Interoperability -- Challenges and TechnologiesA symposium on the emergence of globally distributed data. (2005.06.20-24, Sardinia, Italy.)
DBFMetaThis is a tool to help develop metadata for .dbf files
DeegreeDeegree is a Java Framework offering the main building blocks for Spatial Data Infrastructures
Department of Defense Discovery Metadata Specification Home PageThe Department of Defense Discovery Metadata Specification defines discovery metadata elements for resources posted to community and shared spaces.
DFDLThe Data Format Description Language (DFDL) is a XML-based language for describing the structure of binary and character encoded (ASCII/Unicode) files and data streams so that their format, structure, and metadata can be exposed.
DFO Common Data DictionaryA mapping tool provided by the Canadian Marine Environmental Data Service (MEDS) to facilitate mappings between parameter markup dictionaries in the oceanographic domain.
DICE CenterData Intensive Cyber Environments (DICE) Center at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
DICF: The Data Intensive Cyberinfrastructure FoundationHome of the open source community for iRODS, the Integrated Rule-Oriented Data System
DIG35 Metadata for Digital imagesA metadata standard for images.
DIGARCH Interoperability FrameworkThe DIGARCH interoperability framework is the basis for a federated, multi-institutional data network for scalable digital archiving. It supports a high degree of platform independence and data and metadata interoperability each of which is an essential component of long-term data interoperability.
Digital Curation ExchangeA “town center” for the practitioners, researchers, educators, and students of digital curation.
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.
Discovery Machine ModelerConstruct strategies in a graphical language
DL-workbenchAllows management of ontological entities, containers of entities, reasoner connection.
DLESE DDSThe Digital Library for Earth System Education (DLESE) Discovery System (DDS) offers an application programming interface (API) to the same resource content and search operations as are available from the DLESE Web site's graphical user interface (GUI). Three services are available: DDSWebService (REST-based), ODL search, and RSS feeds.
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