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What is metadata?

Metadata, or in this case Geospatial Metadata, serves to describe practical information about a particular dataset or spatially referenced database such as an Access database. Metadata on PASDA conforms to the Federal Geospatial Data Committee's (FGDC) Content Standard for Geospatial Metadata. Metadata, or data documentation, is important to data sharing and data management. This on-line tutorial will illustrate the steps to create metadata using the ESRI ArcCatalog tool. PASDA will also provide on site metadata training. Interested organizations should contact:

PASDA Online Metadata Tutorial