In response to Wyn Cudlip with regards to an IDN profile of ISO 19115 …. Are Standards Really Standards Any More?. M élanie F. Meaux NASA / GCMD. Questions …. What is a standard? Why should standards be used? What really makes a standard a standard? What are the standards?
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Mélanie F. Meaux
NASA / GCMD
“A standard is simply a common set of terms and definitions that are presented in a structured format.”
Federal Geographic Data Committee (FGDC)
…and saves time and money !
NOAA Coastal Services Center
“Profiles consist of a selected set of metadata elements. Additional metadata elements and conditionality changes can be established.”
Source: ISO 19115:2003, Geographic Information - Metadata
Core Elements Core Elements
Optional Fields Mandatory Fields
Undefined Domains Explicit domains – extended codelists
(no official schema at this time)