GCMD Metadata Workshop

From Earth Science Information Partners (ESIP)

January 4: 4:00 - 5:30 PM

Using the Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) to Promote and Discover ESIP Data, Services, and Climate Visualizations

Presentation Slides

The Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) enables users to discover and access data, services, and climate visualizations relevant to global change and Earth science research. In this session, participants will learn how to promote their information in the directory and utilize the tools to discover and access Earth science data, services, and visualizations. In addition, data and services from ESIP members will be highlighted in the updated ESIP portal. A "hands-on" demonstration of our metadata authoring tool will be given and participants will have the opportunity to use the tool for describing their data, services, and visualizations.

Please bring your laptop to the workshop.

Audience: Anyone who is interested in promoting their data set/data service/climate visualizations and anyone who is looking for Earth science data and services.


I. What is Metadata

II. GCMD Introduction

III. Why Contribute to the GCMD?

IV. Demo - Search the GCMD and ESIP Portals

V. docBUILDER Metadata Authoring Tool

VI. Demo - Let's Use docBUILDER

VII. Using the ESIP Portals and docBUILDER - On Your Own

VI. Feedback/Discussion/Conclusion


GCMD Homepage
ESIP Data Portal
ESIP Services Portal
docBUILDER - Metadata Authoring Tool


User Feedback Survey

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