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Training Schedule for 2015

Point of Contact

NCDDCMetadata@noaa.gov

866.732.2382

To inquire about setting up an on-location training session for your organization, please use the information listed in the point of contact block. Any course described in the 'Course Descriptions' can be tailored to organizational or individual needs. All NCDDC trainers are currently listed in the FGDC Trainer Registry.

Online Metadata Training

NCDDC's Metadata team offers several metadata training courses in an online webinar format. A general description for each course can be found in the "Course Descriptions" section below.

The course schedule, including title, dates and times are now available. Registration links are to the right of the course title.

  • Metadata for Managers, January 13 - February 17, 2015, Tuesdays, 9AM CST Register Here
  • Metadata Training for Gulf Restoration Partners, April 15 - May 20, 2015, Wednesdays, 1PM CST Register Here
  • Introduction to Geospatial Metadata, June 4 - July 16, 2015, 9AM CST Register Here
The Transition to ISO
Fridays 9 AM - 10 AM CDT (1400-1500 UTC) Course Materials: Download Here *
June 27, 2014 Transitioning from FGDC to ISO 101 and ISO Content Organization
July 11, 2014 XML Basics
July 18, 2014 Unified Modeling Language (UML) Basics
July 25, 2014 Tool Overview
August 1, 2014 ISO Creation Methods
August 8, 2014 Validation and Advanced ISO Topics

*Note: the Register Here link will open the sites in a new tab/window. Once registered, you will receive a confirmation email with instructions needed to join the webinar. You may also check on system requirements prior to joining the webinar. Please contact us with any questions.

Course Descriptions

Each of the courses can also be provided in a classroom or workshop setting. Additionally, NCDDC's Metadata team is available for special one-on-one "My Metadata" sessions to answer specific questions on an as-needed basis. To schedule a one-on-one Session, please use the information listed in the point of contact block.

Metadata for Managers

Metadata for Managers

This course presents the concept, principles, and value of metadata. Course modules teach core metadata concepts and present the business case including policy and implementation guidance, for using metadata. The course provides targeted instruction to managers who wish to understand the who? what? where? and why? of metadata. NCDDC does not limit Metadata for Managers strictly to 'managers'. The course may be taken as a basic familiarity course or as a refresher course for anyone wishing to take additional courses dealing with more advanced metadata topics.

  • Presented in six (6) online modules; trainers can compress or expand the course to meet user needs in classroom or workshop settings.
Prerequisite: None

Metadata Training for Gulf Restoration Partners

Metadata Training for Gulf Restoration Partners

This course presents the concept, principles, and value of metadata in adherence to metadata standards in current use by Federal Geographic Data Committee (FGDC) member agencies. The target audience is the Gulf Restoration stakeholders, but course attendance is not limited only to those partners. The content and structure of the FGDC authored Content Standard for Digital Geospatial Metadata (CSDGM) as well as the FGDC endorsed ISO 191** metadata standards are presented in overview. Guidelines and best practices for writing quality metadata with a focus on metadata content needs for the proper discovery, access and understanding of Gulf Restoration data will be presented.

  • Presented in six (6) online modules; trainers can compress or expand the course to meet user needs in classroom or workshop settings.
Prerequisite: None

Introduction to Geospatial Metadata

Introduction to Geospatial Metadata

This course presents the concept, principles, and value of metadata in adherence to metadata standards in current use by Federal Geographic Data Committee (FGDC) member agencies. The content and structure of the FGDC authored Content Standard for Digital Geospatial Metadata (CSDGM) as well as the FGDC endorsed ISO 191** metadata standards are presented in overview. The initial focus is on discovery level metadata. Detailed metadata information is also presented to enable metadata creators to develop more 'robust' levels of metadata documentation, including 'metadata for access' and 'metadata for understanding.' Available metadata tools for the creation and validation of standard metadata will be demonstrated; and guidelines and best practices for writing quality metadata will be presented.

  • Presented in six (6) online modules; trainers can compress or expand the course to meet user needs in classroom or workshop settings.
Prerequisite: None

Other Courses

NCDDC has previously offered several courses & workshops on metadata, including:

  • Introduction to Geospatial Metadata: ISO 191** Metadata
  • Transitioning from CSDGM to ISO Metadata
  • Introduction to Geospatial Metadata: CSDGM
  • Creating and Managing Metadata using MERMAid
  • Train the Trainer

To inquire about these courses, please use the contact information at the top of the page.