Partners should register their data sets in accord with the
Technical Committee guidance document. Each partner should register
their own metadata. For assistance in constructing and registering metadata,
Lou Van Guelpen (GoMODP)
and GCMD can
be contacted. For additional information about the Partnership, please
contact NERACOOS at firstname.lastname@example.org.
| Partners are encouraged to construct metadata in DIF
format. NASA's Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Directory Interchange
Format (DIF) Writer's Guide can be accessed here
. A graphical representation of the FGDC metadata standard can be found
Portals such as GCMD
are preferred, as any metadata registered on either of these sites will
be harvested by the other site. Partners are encouraged to register
their metadata with the GoMODP
Discovery Portal, hosted by the GCMD. This portal is recommended
due to ease in creating, registering, and discovering metadata. Partners
with existing FGDC metadata should notify
GCMD to include their records in the GCMD portal for the Partnership.
FGDC records can be sent as an email attachment and converted to DIF.
| Partners already registered with Geospatial
One Stop are requested to contact
the GCMD to harvest their metadata records. Partners are encouraged
to enter the following as keywords "Gulf of Maine Ocean Data Partnership"
and "GoMODP". "Gulf of Maine" should be used as a place/location keyword
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) DocBUILDER
on-line tool for
writing DIF metadata . To create data service descriptions, and
descriptions for projects, instrument, platform and data center see
-Metatdata Pre Parser (cns) - A pre-parser for formal metadata.
-Metadata Parser (mp) - A compiler for formal metadata.
-TKME - A Windows platform metadata entry tool.
-XTME - UNIX platform metadata entry tool.