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General Resources * <a href="http://www.fgdc.gov/metadata/documents/top10metadataerrors.pdf">Top Ten Metadata Errors (USGS)</a> * Some FGDC metadata available from: * Raster: <a href="https://www.sciencebase.gov/catalog/item/58828bc6e4b0dc04318c5d23">Data on influence of atmospheric rivers...</a> * Vector: <a href="https://www.sciencebase.gov/catalog/item/54494685e4b0f888a81bb4d9">Stream patches of suitable Bull Trout...</a> FGDC-CSDGM Resources * <a href="https://www.fgdc.gov/metadata/csdgm-standard">Official page</a> * <a href="https://www.fgdc.gov/standards/projects/metadata/base-metadata/v2_0698.pdf">CSDGM Specification</a> ISO 191** Series Resources * <a href="https://www.fgdc.gov/metadata/benefits-of-iso">FGDC Rationale for Moving to ISO</a> * <a href="ftp://ftp.ncddc.noaa.gov/pub/Metadata/Online_ISO_Training/Intro_to_ISO/workbooks/MD_Metadata.pdf">NOAA Workbook for ISO</a> (some of the best documentation you will find beyond the official specification) Tools: * <a href="http://www.uidaho.edu/infrastructure/its/services/software/esri-software">ArcGIS/ArcMap/ArcCatalog</a> - UI Students, Staff, and Faculty have access * <a href="http://www.qgis.org/en/site/">QGIS</a> (open source alternative) - specifically the MetaTools plugin FGDC Creation only: * <a href="https://www.sciencebase.gov/catalog/item/50ed7aa4e4b0438b00db080a">USGS Metadata Wizard</a> * <a href="https://www.nrs.fs.fed.us/pubs/2737">USDA Metavist</a> * <a href="https://geology.usgs.gov/tools/metadata/tools/doc/tkme.html">TKME</a> ISO Creation only: * <a href="https://edg.epa.gov/EME/">EPA Editor (EME)</a> Batch Editing: * <a href="https://insideidaho.org/helpdocs/batch_metadata_modifier_tool.html">INSIDE Idaho Batch Metadata Editor</a> * <a href="https://www.oxygenxml.com">Oxygen XML Editor</a> Validation: * <a href="https://mrdata.usgs.gov/validation/">USGS Metadata Parser</a> * <a href="http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=7973">XML Notepad 2007</a> * <a href="https://www2.usgs.gov/datamanagement/describe/metadata.php#advanced-users">Guide to configuring notepad for validation</a>