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ISO Metadata here we come

posted Oct 13, 2008, 2:39 PM by Erin Robinson   [ updated Nov 25, 2008, 12:16 PM ]
Your presentations at the AIP-2 kickoff got us motivated to attempt to generate ISO metadata from our air quality metadata workspaces. Particularly intriguing is the potential to capture contextual information (e.g., lineage, publications, applications) within the ISO standard. I didn't find your slides posted on the kick-off website. Can you provide those and/or other material that would help us moving in the right direction? We presently have the ability to create FGDC and SERF metadata records. So I guess that might serve as our starting point. We essentially need to figure out which subset of ISO (19139??) we want to use in generating the records that will serve the purpose of getting air quality services harvested by the GEOSS registry and also serve our purpose of capturing metadata that goes beyond the traditional (i.e. limited) 'dataset description' metadata files. The Air Quality & Health WG has also expressed a desire for an ISO overview (perhaps the same Spiel you gave during the Description breakout at the kick-off) during one of our weekly calls. We meet on Mondays at 11:00 Eastern. If that fits in your schedule sometime over the next few weeks, we'd be very appreciative to hear your insights on ISO and get your assistance in helping us understand ISO.