FGDC/CSDGM (Federal Geographic Data Committee Content Standard for Digital Geospatial Metadata)

A widely-used, but no longer current standard defining the information content for a set of digital geospatial data required by the US Federal Government.

CSDGM was sponsored by the US Federal Geographic Data Committee.  However, in September 2010 the FGDC endorsed ISO 19115 and began encouraging federal agencies to transition to ISO metadata.

Summary Edit

Standard Website
http://www.fgdc.gov/metadata/geospatial-metadata-standards/
Specification
http://www.fgdc.gov/standards/projects/FGDC-standards-projects/metadata/base-metadata/v2_0698.pdf
Mappings
ISO 19115
DIF (Directory Interchange Format)
Subjects
Physical Sciences & Mathematics
Disciplines
Biochemistry
Cartography
Climatology
Geography
Hydrography
Marine Biology
Marine Science
Meteorology
Oceanography
Planning (Urban, Rural and Regional)
Topography

Extensions Add

CSDGM Extensions for Remote Sensing Metadata Edit

An extension to the FGDC/CSDGM metadata standard providing a common terminology and set of definitions for documenting geospatial data obtained by remote sensing.

FGDC/CSDGM Biological Data Profile Edit

A profile of the FGDC/CSDGM metadata standard, intended to support the collection and processing of biological data.

Shoreline Metadata Profile Edit

Providing the format and content for describing data sets related to shoreline and other coastal data sets, this profile complies with the FGDC/CSDGM standard.

Tools Add

FGDC/CDSGM Tools Edit

The FGDC website's list of tools to implement the CSDGM standard.

Geodoc Metadata Editor Edit

The Geodoc metadata editor tool allows users to create, validate, edit and export geospatial metadata records. It also supports the creation and export of metadata records as XML output files compliant with a number of standards, including UK AGMAP 2.1, ISO 19115, FGDC, DDI, and Dublin Core.

Esri Geoportal Server Edit

Geoportal Server is a standards-based, open source product that enables discovery and use of geospatial resources including data and services.

M3Cat Edit

A tool for the creation and cataloguing of geospatial metadata, including CSDGM and ISO 19115.

WiscLINC Metadata Tools Review Edit

The Wisconsin Land INformation Clearinghouse review of metadata tools used for documenting geospatial data and serving geospatial metadata. It includes tools for CSDGM, ISO 19115, Dublin Core, and DIF.

Use Cases Add

BODC (British Oceanographic Data Centre Published Data Library) Edit

This national facility for looking after and distributing data concerning the marine environment requires that data sets use a well-documented format such as CF-compliant NetCDF and be accompanied by a Dublin Core record as well as discovery metadata in a recognised standard such as DIF or FGDC/CDGM.

NCDC (National Climatic Data Center) Edit

The world's largest climate data archive, providing climatological services and data worldwide. It currently promotes the FGDC/CSDGM metadata standard for its datasets.