Mandatory Concepts for Accessibility/Usability

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Recommendations:

  • SERF for Service Discovery - Required
  • ISO-1 for Service Discovery - Mandatory
  • ACDD Variable Attributes for Usability - Highly Recommended

NameDescriptionCountRecommendations
AbstractA paragraph describing the resource.2
  • ISO-1 for Service Discovery - Mandatory
  • SERF for Service Discovery - Required
Bounding BoxA bounding box for identifying a geographic area of interest1
  • ISO-1 for Service Discovery - Mandatory
Coverage Content TypeAn item from a shared vocabulary of content types: image, thematicClassification, physicalMeasurement, auxiliaryInformation, qualityInformation, referenceInformation, modelResult1
  • ACDD Variable Attributes for Usability - Highly Recommended
Creation DateDate of creation of the cited resource1
  • ISO-1 for Service Discovery - Mandatory
Distribution ContactContact information for the organization or individual that distributes the resource.1
  • SERF for Service Discovery - Required
KeywordA word or phrase that describes some aspect of a resource. Can be one of several types.1
  • SERF for Service Discovery - Required
Metadata ContactThe organization or person currently responsible for the metadata.1
  • ISO-1 for Service Discovery - Mandatory
Metadata IdentifierA phrase or string which uniquely identifies the metadata file/record.1
  • SERF for Service Discovery - Required
Parameter Name (Standard)The name of a parameter included in the resource from a standard vocabulary.1
  • ACDD Variable Attributes for Usability - Highly Recommended
PurposeA paragraph describing the original purpose for collecting the dataset.1
  • SERF for Service Discovery - Required
Resource TitleA short description of the resource. The title should be descriptive enough so that when a user is presented with a list of titles the general content of the data set can be determined.2
  • ISO-1 for Service Discovery - Mandatory
  • SERF for Service Discovery - Required
Resource TypeA resource code identifying the type of resource e.g. dataset, a collection, an application (see MD_ScopeCode) which the metadata describes.1
  • ISO-1 for Service Discovery - Mandatory
Standard Name VocabularyThe name of the shared vocabulary from which variable standard names are taken.1
  • ACDD Variable Attributes for Usability - Highly Recommended
UnitsThe units of the variables data values.1
  • ACDD Variable Attributes for Usability - Highly Recommended


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