MD DataIdentification

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User srv:SV_ServiceIdentification if documenting a Service

Elements Domain Definition and Recommended Practice Examples
1 mri:citation 1 cit:CI_Citation Citation for the resource, includes name, publication date, identifiers, originators and publishers.
2 mri:abstract 1 gco:CharacterString Brief narrative summary of the resource. This is different than a scientific abstract. Limit information in the abstract to the specific resource that is being described. Provide descriptive information in a clear, concise and human readable manner. Describe the contents of the resource and the key aspects and/or attributes that are represented. Briefly explain what is unique about this resource and, if appropriate how it differs from similar resources. Ensure contextual information important to the use of the resource are explained, e.g. formats, recommended tools, related resources, or limitations. Avoid citing external sources to this resource.

Additional Abstract Guidance

3 mri:purpose 0..1 gco:CharacterString Summary of intentions for which the resource was developed.
4 mri:credit 0..* gco:CharacterString Recognition of those who contributed to the dataset. Do not include URLs here. Provide full citations in MD_AssociatedResource section.
5 mri:status 0..* mcc:MD_ProgressCode Status of resource development. Most common status values to use are 'completed', 'ongoing', 'planned' or 'underDevelopment'. Highly recommend populating this field.
6 mri:pointOfContact 0..* cit:CI_Responsibility Individuals and/or organizations available for questions about the resource. Use roleCode="pointOfContact". This should be a person at an archive or the originator of the resource. Provide contact details, such address, phone and email.
7 mri:spatialRepresentationType 0..* mcc:MD_SpatialRepresentationTypeCode Object(s) used to represent the geographic information.
8 mri:spatialResolution 0..* mri:MD_Resolution The spatial resolution (level of spatial detail) of the dataset.
9 mri:temporalResolution 0..* gco:TM_PeriodDuration The temporal resolution (level of temporal detail) of the dataset.
10 mri:topicCategory 0..* mri:MD_TopicCategoryCode Main theme(s) of the resource
11 mri:extent 0..* gex:EX_Extent High-level thematic classifications to assist in the grouping and searching of data. Required when the hierarchyLevelName scopeCode is 'dataset'. Recommended when hierarchyLevelName scopeCode is 'series', 'fieldSession', or 'nonGeographicDataset'. The most applicable topics in NOAA are usually geoscientificInformation, climatologyMeteorologyAtmosphere, oceans or elevation. Repeat if more than one category is applicable. Keep the capitalization and spacing of the terms.
12 mri:additionalDocumentation 0..* cit:CI_Citation Additional documentation related to the resource such as publications and users guides.
13 mri:processingLevel 0..1 mcc:MD_Identifier An identifier code that identifies the level of processing in the producers coding system.
14 mri:resourceMaintenance 0..* mmi:MD_MaintenanceInformation Information about the frequency, scope, and responsible party for the updating of the resource.
15 mri:graphicOverview 0..* mcc:MD_BrowseGraphic A small image that exemplifies the collective resource. The graphic file should be less than 500KB and 1000x1000 pixels. Provide URL to an image that can be rendered in browsers.
16 mri:resourceFormat 0..* mrd:MD_Format Information about the formats of the resource. This is independant of the distribution details and is useful to provide when the resource has a status of 'planned' or 'underDevelopment'.
17 mri:descriptiveKeywords 0..* mri:MD_Keywords Commonly used words or phrases which describe the dataset. Optionally, the keyword type and a citation for the authoritative or registered resource of the keywords are also provided.
18 mri:resourceSpecificUsage 0..* mri:MD_Usage Basic information about specific application(s) for which the resource(s) has been or is being used by different users.
19 mri:resourceConstraints 0..* mco:MD_Constraints The limitations or constraints on the use of or access to the resource.
20 mri:associatedResource 0..* mri:MD_AssociatedResource The citations and identifiers of associated resources, such as projects and documents.
21 mri:defaultLocale 0..1 lan:PT_Locale
22 mri:otherLocale 0..* lan:PT_Locale
23 mri:environmentDescription 0..1 gco:CharacterString Description of the resource in the producer's processing environment, including items such as the software, the computer operating system, file name, and the dataset size
24 mri:supplementalInformation 0..1 gco:CharacterString Any other descriptive information about the resource

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