GEOSS Record Fields

Link to edit the spreadsheet and add/remove/modify the list of recommended fields:

Summary: The recommended fields are the CSW record with a few additions: 
  • Parent Identifier - to locate the catalog where the metadata record was harvested
  • Keyword thesaurus name - to specify controlled vocabularies
  • Temporal extent of the datasets - Earth observations have a time dimension
  • Dataset lineage - at least a statement of the history of the dataset. 
  • Service description - data access service description of the capabilities, layer name
  • Data quality status - indicator of the status of QA/QC work for datasets
Next to each of the recommended fields, the next columns indicate if they are also used in various standards, conventions and clearinghouses. 


Erin Robinson,
Jul 19, 2010, 7:01 AM