- Define “metadata” in the context of the geospatial data set
- Use a metadata utility to create a geospatial metadata document for a digital database you created
- Formulate metadata for a graphic output that would be distributed to the general public
- Formulate metadata for a geostatistical analysis that would be released to an experienced audience
- Compose data integrity statements for a geostatistical or spatial analysis to be included in graphic output
- Identify software tools available to support metadata creation
- Interpret the elements of an existing metadata document
- Explain why metadata production should be integrated into the data production and database development workflows, rather than treated as an ancillary activity
- Outline the elements of the U.S. geospatial metadata standard
- Explain the ways in which metadata increases the value of geospatial data
Data management involves the theories and techniques for managing the entire data lifecycle, from data collection to data format conversion, from data storage to data sharing and retrieval, to data provenance, data quality control and data curation for long-term data archival and preservation.
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