Directory Interchange Format (DIF 10) Writer's Guide

About DIFs

XML DIF Schema
XML DIF Template

DIF Fields

Entry ID Access Constraints
Entry Title Use Constraints
Science Keywords Distribution Information
ISO Topic Category Data Set Progress
Organization Data Set Language
Summary Originating Center
Related URL Multimedia Sample
Platform/Instrument Metadata Association
Temporal Coverage IDN Node
Spatial Coverage DIF Revision History
Project Additional Attributes
Metadata Dates Product Level Id
Data Set Citation Collection Data Type
Personnel Extended Metadata
Location Ancillary Keyword
Data Resolution Publications/References
Quality Privacy Status
DIF 10 complies with the EOSDIS CMR Collection Metadata Model (UMM-C) Access requires an Earthdata Login

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This document should be cited as:
Directory Interchange Format (DIF) Writer's Guide, 2018.
International Directory Network.
National Aeronautics and Space Administration.