A Practical Guide to Metadata Implementation
for GIS/LIS Professionals

A National Satellite Videoconference
Wednesday, October 15, 1997
1:00 to 3:00 p.m. Central Daylight Time

A VHS Video of the Metadata Satellite Conference is now available from NSGIC for $30!

Background Information on the NSGIC Metadata Education and Research Project
Program Contents for the Metadata Satellite Videoconference
How to Order the Video for the Metadata Satellite Videoconference
Downlink Sites That Participated in the October 15, 1997 Metadata Satellite Videoconference
Evaluation of the Metadata Satellite Videoconference
Fax Questions Not Answered During the Q&A Sessions of the Satellite Videoconference


Program sponsored by the National States Geographic Information Council through the Federal Geographic Data Committee Competitive Cooperative Agreements Program

Program designed by the Land Information and Computer Graphics Facility, College of Agricultural and Life Sciences, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Program produced by the University of Wisconsin-Extension, Cooperative Extension, Distance Leaning Unit


Background Information on the NSGIC Metadata Education and Research Project

As GIS/LIS are applied to an increasing assortment of environmental and development issues and spatial data sharing becomes more prevalent, the importance of documenting the content, quality, and lineage of spatial data becomes more important. Interest in metadata (data about data) is spreading beyond the domain of the federal government to other GIS user communities at the state and local government levels, as well as non-profit organizations and the private sector. A metadata content standard has been implemented, as have a variety of tools for metadata collection. Education about the use of the metadata standard and metadata tools is an important component of the National Spatial Data Infrastructure.

The National States Geographic Information Council (NSGIC) was awarded a Federal Geographic Data Committee Competitive Cooperative Agreements Program (CCAP) award to undertake an educational and research program in support of content standards for digital geospatial metadata. The project consists of three phases: 1) case studies of metadata activities in nine NSGIC member states, 2) development of a WWW-based metadata primer: a practical overview of the issues associated with developing and maintaining digital geospatial metadata, and 3) a national metadata satellite videoconference.

For additional information about the metadata education and research project, contact David Hart of the Land Information and Computer Graphics Facility at dhart@macc.wisc.edu.


Program Contents for the Metadata Satellite Videoconference

Introductions

Vignette #1 - Office Setting

What is Metadata and Why is it Important?
Lynda Wayne, Louisiana State University

Get Acquainted with the Content Standards for Digital Geospatial Metadata
Richard Pearsall, U.S. Geological Survey

Vignette #2 - Office Setting

Getting Started
Bruce Westcott, Vermont Center for Geographic Information, Inc.

Local Caucus
chance for downlink sites to formulate questions and discuss content

Questions and Answers
live interaction with experts

Metadata Tools
Hugh Phillips, Wisconsin State Cartographer's Office

Vignette #3 - Office Setting

Practical Experience with Creating Metadata: A State Perspective
Chris Cialek, Minnesota Land Management Information Center
Jay Krafthefer, Washington County, Minnesota
Mark Kotz, Metropolitan Council
Fred Logman, Minnesota Governor's Council on Geographic Information
Robert Maki, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources
Nancy Rader, Minnesota Land Management Information Center

What Can You Do With Your Metadata
Fred Gifford, Montana State Library

Local Caucus
chance for downlink sites to formulate questions and discuss content

Questions and Answers
live interaction with experts

Conclusions, Wrap-Up, and Credits


How to Order the Video for the Metadata Satellite Videoconference

The National States Geographic Information Council (NSGIC) is selling VHS copies of the two-hour Metadata Satellite Videoconference for a fee of $30.

National States Geographic Information Council
45 Lyme Road, Suite 304
Hanover, NH 03755-1223
Tel: (603) 643-1600
Fax: (603) 643-1444
Email:
nsgic@aol.com


Metadata Satellite Videoconference Registrations

The table in this section contains the registration contact persons for the satellite videoconference titled "A Practical Guide to Metadata Implementation for GIS/LIS Professionals" which aired on Wednesday, October 15, 1997 from 1pm to 3pm Central Daylight Time. There were a total of 109 downlink sites in 34 states and 3 Canadian provinces. Click for a map of downlink sites. An estimated 200 persons in Wisconsin attended the videoconference at 35 downlink sites in 33 counties. An estimated 1500 persons attended the videoconference outside Wisconsin at 74 downlink sites.

Misc. Notes

There were 15 sites in Minnesota coordinated by the Minnesota Land Management Information Center. For their locations, check the LMIC home page for the Satellite Videoconference.

There were seven sites in Oregon (Salem, Eugene, Medford, Portland, Klamath Falls, Bend, and LaGrande) coordinated by the State Service Center for GIS, the BLM, and Oregon Institute of Technology.

There were two sites in North Carolina (Raleigh and Dallas) coordinated by the N.C. Center for Geographic Inforamtion and Analysis.

There were three sites in Illinois (Chicago, Springfield, and Carbondale) coordinated by the Illinois Department of Natural Resources.

Downlink Site Registration Contacts

First Name Last Name Organization Address City State Zip Phone Fax E-Mail Sites
Sharon George Univ. of Alaska PO Box 757320 Fairbanks AK 99775-7320 907-474-6445 907-474-7290 sgeorge@bonanza.lter.uaf.edu 1
Tom Littlepage Alabama Office of Water Resources 401 Adams Ave., Suite 434 Montgomery AL 36104 334-242-5697 334-242-0776 alaowr@wsnet.com 1
Lynn Dancer Bureau of Land Management Training Center 9828 N. 31st Ave. Phoenix AZ 85051 602-906-5500 n/a n/a 1
Fred Limp CAST/NCRI - SW Univ. of Ark., Ozark-12 Fayetteville AR 72701 501-575-6159 501-575-5218 info@cast.uark.edu 1
Susan Cromwell State of Arkansas, Office of Information Technology P.O. Box 3155 Little Rock AR 72203 501-682-4310 501-682-4310 n/a 1
Dean Lehman URISA 5530 W. 83rd St. Los Angeles CA 90045 213-776-7552 310-649-0402 dlehman@co.la.ca.us 1
Robert Shectman Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory 7000 East Avenue, L-103 Livermore CA 94551 510-423-6714 510-423-4527 shectmanl@llnl.gov 1
Alisa Beverly-West Bureau of Land Management 2135 Butano Drive Sacramento CA 95825 916-978-4477 916-978-4444 n/a 1
Sandara Crutcher URISA-Ontario Chapter 15 Thornlea Rd. Thornhill, Ontario CANADA L3T 1X2 905-709-6270 905-709-0764 urisaoc@inforamp.net 1
Raynald Desmeules Canadian National Railway 935 De La Gauchetiere, 3rd Floor Montreal, Quebec CANADA H3B 2M9 514-399-5582 514-399-6526 demeule@cn.ca 1
Wayne Walsh Dept. of Transportation, Info Systems Branch PO Box 6000 Fredericton, NB CANADA E3B 5H1 506-453-2990 506-444-4310   1
Sue Hawkins University of Colorado-Denver 10555 W. Jewell Ave. #8203 Lakewood CO 80232-6207 303-914-8990   sue7@ix.netcom.com 1
Gary L. Merrill US Dept. of the Interior, Geological Survey MS 509 Box 25046, Federal Center Denver CO 80225-0046 303-202-4530 303-202-4504 glmerrill@usgs.gov 1
Bob Mercready Ofc. of Info. Services-State of Delaware 801 Silver Lake Blvd. Dover DE 19904 302-739-9672 302-739-6251   1
Barbara Peterson Edison Community College 8099 College Parkway Ft. Myers FL 33919 941-489-9231 941-489-9057   1
David Stage Div. of Information Services Bldg. 4030, Rm. 180A, 4050 Esplanade Way Tallahassee FL 32399       1
Art Kalinski Atlanta Regional Commission 200 Northcreek, Ste. 300, 3715 Northside Parkway Atlanta GA 30327 404-364-1279     1
Ginger Vickery Univ. of Georgia, CRMS/Geography Geography Geology Room 0209A Athens GA 30602       1
Zoe Kramer IA Dept. of Transportation 800 Lincoln Way Ames IA 50010 515-239-1677 515-239-1975 skadolp@max.state.ia.us 1
Kevin Kane IA State University 215 Durham Ames IA 50011 515-294-0526 515-294-1717 kkane@iastate.edu 1
Sheryl Oliver IL Dept. of Natural Resources 524 S. Second St. Springfield IL 62704 217-785-8586 217-785-8575 soliver@dnrmail.state.il.us 3
Nina Savar University of Illinois-Chicago 818 S. Wolcott St., Rm. 219SRH Chicago IL n/a 312-454-0400 312-454-0411 nsavar@nipc.org 3
Ken Nelson KS Geological Survey 1930 Constant Ave. Lawrence KS 66047 785-864-3965 785-864-5317   1
Dr. Babak Naghavi LA Transportation Research Center 4101 Gourrier Ave. Baton Rouge LA 70808 504-767-9167 504-767-9156   1
Judy Colby-George Maine GIS Users Group PO Box 934, 915 US Route 1 Yarmouth ME 04096 207-846-0507 207-846-6717 geosys@javanet.com 1
Deborah Wassetzug University of MI/Environmental Research Inst. of MI Map Library, 825 Hatcher Library South Ann Arbor MI 48109-1205 313-764-0407 313-763-5080 dywasser@umich.edu 1
Christopher Cialek MN Planning - LMIC 658 Cedar Street St. Paul MN 55155 612-297-2488 612-296-1212 chris.cialek@mnplan.state.mn.us 11
Leslie Bearden US Geological Survey 1400 Indep. Rd. Rolla MO 65401 573-308-3728 573-308-3652   1
Jeanette Cherry Montana State University-GIAC PO Box 173495 Bozeman MT 59717-3595 406-994-2374 406-994-5122 jeanette@guava.giac.montana.edu 1
Fred Gifford NRIS 1515 E. Sixth Avenue Helena MT 59620 406-444-5357 406-444-0581 fred@nris.mt.gov 1
Karen Siderelis Center for Geographic Info. & Analysis 115 Hillsborough Raleigh NC 27603 919-733-2090 919-715-0725   2
Scott Kroeber UND-Regional Weather Info. Center PO Box 9007 Grand Forks ND 58202-9007 701-777-2479 701-777-3016   1
Lyna Wiggins URISA Mid-Atlantic 33 Livingston Ave. Suite 4 New Brunswick NJ 08901-1982 908-932-3133 908-932-2363 lyna@rcu.rutgers.edu 1
Denise Bleakly New Mexico Geographic Information Council 3813 Monroe NE Albuquerque NM 87110-1105 505-284-2535 505-284-2616 drbleak@sandia.gov 1
Sandra Lamoreux BLM-NSO (NV 944) PO Box 12000 Reno NV 89420 702-785-6522 702-785-6411   1
Philip Herold Albert R. Mann Library Cornell University Ithaca NY 14853 607-255-7959 607-255-0318 ph31@cornell.edu 1
Sharon Oskam The New York State Library, Cultural Educ. Ctr. Empire State Plaza Albany NY 12230 518-474-6280 518-474-5786 soskam@unix2.nysed.gov 1
Mark Tinkler Genesee Transportation Council 65 W. Broad St., Suite 101 Rochester NY 14614-2288 716-232-6240 716-262-3106 gtcmpo@frontiernet.net 1
Lucius Willis SUNY-Binghamton PO Box 6000 Binghamton NY 13902-6000 607-777-6155 607-777-6456 lwillis@bighamton.edu 1
Jean Field OGRIP 1320 Arthur E. Adams Drive Columbus OH 43221 614-466-4747 614-728-1559   1
Debbie Balsley Chemeketa Comm. College c/o State Service Ctr. for GIS-Oregon n/a Salem OR 97310 503-378-4036 503-986-3242 debbie.e.balsley@state.or.us 6
John Ritter Oregon Inst. of Technology 3201 Campus Drive Klamath Falls OR 97601-8801 541-885-1492 541-885-1849 n/a 1
Debbie Balsley University of Oregon c/o State GIS Center n/a Eugene OR n/a 503-378-4036 503-986-3242 debbie.e.balsley@state.or.us 6
Debbie Balsley Southern Oregon University at Medford c/o State GIS Center n/a Medford OR n/a 503-378-4036 503-986-3242 debbie.e.balsley@state.or.us 6
Debbie Balsley Eastern Oregon State University c/o State GIS Center n/a LaGrande OR n/a 503-378-4036 503-986-3242 debbie.e.balsley@state.or.us 6
Debbie Balsley Desgutes County Road Dept. c/o State GIS Center 61150 SE 27th St. Bend OR 97702 503-378-4036 503-986-3242 debbie.e.balsley@state.or.us 1
Stanley Frazier Bureau of Land Mgmt. PO Box 2965 Portland OR 97208 503-952-6004 503-952-6419   1
Margarett Pagan Santee Cooper One Riverwood Drive Moncks Corner SC 29461 803-761-4038 803-761-4114 mpagan@smtp.santeecooper.com 1
Jennet Robinson Alterman NOAA Coastal Services Center 2234 S. Hobson Ave. Charleston SC 29405-2413 803-974-6210 803-974-6313 jralterman@csc.noaa.gov 1
Sherry Farwell South Dakota School of Mines & Technology 501 East St. Joseph Street Rapid City SD 57701-3995 605-394-2493 605-394-5360 vnapier@msmailglosdsmt.edu 1
Nick C. Parker TX Cooperative Research Unit c/o TTU, Box 42120 Lubbock TX 79409-2120 806-742-2857 806-742-2946 nparker@ttu.edu 1
Ryan Rudnicki SWTSU Dept. of Geography & Planning San Marcos TX 78666 512-245-3205 512-245-8353 rrr03@swt.edu 1
Dennis Goreham Utah AGRC 5130 State Office Bldg. Salt Lake City UT 84114 801-538-3163 801-538-3550 dgoreham@email.state.ut.us 1
Barbara Poore Federal Geographic Data Comm. USGS, MS 590 Reston VA 20192 703-648-5971 703-648-5755 bpoore@usgs.gov 2
James W. Wilson James Madison University Center for Geographic Info. Science, MSC 4006 Harrisonburg VA 22807 540-568-6199 540-568-8741 wilsonjw@jmu.edu 1
Bruce Westcott VCGI, Inc. 206 Morrill Hall, UVM Burlington VT 05405-0106 802-656-4277 802-656-0776 brucew@vcgi.uvm.edu 1
Damon Anderson Ozaukee Co. Land Information Office 121 West Main St., PO Box 994 Port Washington WI 53074-0994 414-284-8262 414-284-8100 olio@execpc.com 1
Doug Avoles Monroe County PO Box 222 Sparta WI 54656 608-269-8969 608-269-8747 dougav@centuryinter.net 1
Jeff Bluske LaCrosse County 400 4th St. North, Room. 105 LaCrosse WI 54601 608-785-9722 608-785-9704   1
Delores Bonney Crawford County 220 N. Beaumont Rd. Prairie du Chien WI 53821 608-326-0221     1
Brian Braithwaite Washington County 432 East Washington St. West Bend WI 53095 414-335-4370 414-335-4490 userd@mail.co.washington.wi.us 1
David Fodroczi St. Croix County LIO 1101 Carmichael Rd. Hudson WI 54016 715-386-4672 715-386-4686 n/a 1
Mary Jean Ritchie Lafayette County Land Records 626 Main Darlington WI 53530 608-776-4869 608-776-4868 n/a 1
Mary A. Brickle Fond du Lac County LIO 160 S. Macy St. Fond du Lac WI 54935 920-929-3018 920-929-3293 mbrickle@co.fond-du-lac.wi.us 1
Tom Cadwallader UW-Extension 1106 E. 8th St., PO Box 917 Merrill WI 54452-0917 715-536-0304 715-536-0336   1
Robert Earhart Douglas County Mapping 1313 Belknap St. Superior WI 54880 715-395-1345 715-395-1421 douglas@discover-net.net 1
John Ellingson Jackson County Courthouse, 307 Main St. Black River Falls WI 54615 715-284-0221 715-284-0238 jacosurv@cuttingedge.net 1
JoAnne Friberg Florence County Courthouse, PO Box 410 Florence WI 54121 715-528-3204 715-528-5470   1
Mindy Habecker Dane County UW Extension 1 Fen Oak Ct. Rm. 138 Madison WI 53718-8812 608-224-3718 608-224-3727 habecker@co.dane.wi.us 1
Tom Haight Door County Data Proc. 421 Nebraska Street Sturgeon Bay WI 54235-0670 920-746-2391 715-746-2320   1
Jennifer Heaton Community Resource Dev. Agent 1516 Church Street Stevens Point WI 54481 715-346-1319 715-346-1486 jennifer.heaton@ces.uwex.edu 1
Jim Johnston Polk County Land Info. 100 Polk Co. Plaza, Ste. 140 Balsam Lake WI 54810 715-485-9170 715-485-9246   1
Preston F. Jones Manitowoc County 1010 S. 8th St. Manitowoc WI 54220 920-683-4012 920-683-2702   1
Sandra Lorenz Rust Environment & Infrastructure 4738 N. 40th Street Sheboygan WI 53083-1883 920-451-2478 920-458-0550 sandy.lorenz@ccmail.rustei.com 1
Howard Mezeva Calumet County 206 Court St. Chilton WI 53014 920-849-1456 920-849-1469   1
Marilyn G. Mueller Kewaunee County LIO 613 Dodge St. Kewaunee WI 54216 920-388-4410x126 920-388-4410   1
Kent Pena USDA-NRCS 6515 Watts Rd. Madison WI 53719 608-264-5341x174 608-264-5483 kpena@wi.nrcs.usda.gov 1
Quintin Pertzsch Trempealeau County 36245 Main St., PO Box 67 Whitehall WI 54773 715-538-2311 715-538-4210   1
John Preissing Burnett County UWEX 7410 County Rd. K #107 Siren WI 54872 715-349-2151 715-349-2102 john.preissing@ces.uwex.edu 1
Coureen Rogers Vilas County, Land Records Committee 330 Court St. Eagle River WI 54521 715-479-3655 715-479-3605   1
Michael J. Romportl Oneida County PO Box 400 Rhinelander WI 54501 715-369-6179 715-369-6179   1
Jay Shambeau Clark County 517 Court St., 204A Neillsville WI 54456 715-743-5130 715-743-5154   1
Jack Sroka UW Extension, Barron County Room 101, Courthouse Barron WI 54812 715-537-6250 715-537-6277 jack.sroka@ces.uwex.edu 1
Gerald Tate Outagamie County 410 S. Walnut St. Appleton WI 54911 920-832-5255 920-832-4770   1
Bob Traczyk Iron Co. LIO 300 Taconite St. Hurley WI 54534 715-561-2128     1
Patricia Wodele Buffalo County PO Box 28 Alma WI 54610 608-685-6215 608-685-6213   1
    Land Information Office, Marinette County 1926 Hall Ave. Marinette WI 54143 715-732-7535 715-732-7532   1
Michael Hasslinger Register of Deeds/LIO 1320 Pewaukee Rd. Waukesha WI 53188 414-548-7586 414548-7722   1
Ben Saunders Office of GIS Rm. 327E, Emerson Bldg. Cheyenne WY 82002 307-777-5079 307-777-5852 bsaund@missc.state.wy.us 1
Margo Herdendorf Spatial Data and Visualization Center PO Box 3067 Laramie WY 82071 307-766-2751 307-766-2744   1


Evaluation of the Metadata Satellite Videoconference

18 sites out of 35 in Wisconsin sent in evaluation forms.
106 forms were received (5.89 people per site).

48 sites out of 74 outside Wisconsin sent in evaluation forms.
772 forms were received (16.08 people per site).

What is your overall rating of the program?

 

WI

Other

Poor

0

4

Fair

19

89

Very Good

67

511

Excellent

18

134

Should videoconferences be used for similar topics/areas in the future?

 

WI

Other

Yes

104

744

No

1

9

Presenters (1=not at all, 5=very)

Wayne

WI

Other

Understandable

3.93

4.10

Useful

3.78

3.89

Pearsall

WI

Other

Understandable

3.59

3.71

Useful

3.57

3.67

Westcott

WI

Other

Understandable

3.93

4.07

Useful

3.88

3.93

Phillips

WI

Other

Understandable

3.98

4.20

Useful

4.03

4.16

Minnesota (Cialek)

WI

Other

Understandable

3.93

4.05

Useful

3.76

3.84

Gifford

WI

Other

Understandable

3.43

3.68

Useful

3.43

3.57


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