Jaime Martindale with the UW-Madison Robinson Map Library and Jim Lacy with the WI State Cartographer’s Office will be leading a Geospatial Metadata workshop at the Annual Conference. This will focus on the importance of metadata and how it allows GIS data to be widely used and understood. Tips, tricks, and best practices for metadata editing will also be shared.
Metadata is an important component of the data management life cycle for geospatial content. Organizations that create geospatial data can include metadata as a benefit to their own internal data management practices and to help users discover and understand relevant data online. This ‘metadata basics’ workshop will: (1) introduce and define geospatial metadata schemas and standards; (2) describe the internal and external benefits of metadata to organizations who create geospatial data; (3) illustrate how metadata impacts the online discovery experience for users; (4) discuss recommended data management practices including file naming, attribute field names and definitions, versioning, and controlled vocabularies; (5) provide advice and best practices for using ESRI’s ArcCatalog to author geospatial metadata; and (6) offer tips for publishing metadata in ESRI ArcGIS Hub (Open Data) sites.
Founded in 1987, WLIA is a grassroots organization representing a collection of concerned professionals working to develop, maintain, and apply a network of statewide land information systems.
We are united by an interest in land records modernization, GIS, and related technologies, and by the need for government policies and programs that support their efficient and effective application.