Use of ISO metadata specifications to describe geoscience information resources

Basic Information
Author: Metadata Team
Description:This document describes recommended practices for using ISO19139 xml encoding of ISO 19115 and ISO 19119 metadata to describe a broad spectrum of geoscience resources. The document provides guidance for the population of ISO19139 encoded metadata documents to enable interoperability of catalog service clients with multiple servers conforming to this profile. This document undergoes periodic updates as metadata practice evolves; check the USGIN specifications GitHub repository at for current version, or html version 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: 1955 East Sixth Street
City: Tucson
State: AZ
Zip: 85721
Phone: 520-621-2470
Geographic Extent
North Bounding Latitude: 51.6180165488
South Bounding Latitude: 21.9430455334
East Bounding Longitude: -59.765625
West Bounding Longitude: -128.671875