Metadata Recommendations for Geoscience Resources

Basic Information
Author: USGIN Specifications Drafting Team
Description:This document defines the metadata content model required to meet USGIN resource documentation requirements. The intention is to promote development of interoperable metadata records for a federated resource catalog system by focusing on the metadata content first. USGIN implements this content model as a profile of the ISO 19139 XML encoding of ISO 19115/19119. See This is a living document undergoing updates at intervals; for the current working version, see the USGIN specifications GitHUB repository at
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Author Contact Information
Distributor Contact Information
Name: USGIN representative
Organization Name: Arizona Geological Survey for US Geoscience Information Network (USGIN)
Street: 416 W. Congress St., Suite 100
City: Tucson
State: AZ
Zip: 85701
Phone: 520-770-3500
Geographic Extent
North Bounding Latitude: 75
South Bounding Latitude: 17
East Bounding Longitude: -64
West Bounding Longitude: -179.9