Formal metadata: information and software
Data_Quality_Information: Lineage: Source_Information:
Source_Information: Source_Citation: Citation_information: Originator: Name Originator: Another name Originator: . . .
Publication_Date: Year as YYYY
Online_Linkage: a URL
Source_Information: Source_Scale_Denominator: number, just the denominator, like 24000, not 1:24000
Source_Information: Source_Time_Period_of_Content: Time_Period_Information: See How to describe time periods Source_Currentness_Reference: What the time period is
Source_Information: Source_Citation_Abbreviation: short text
Source_Information: Source_Contribution: text
Identification_Information: Cross_Reference: Citation_information:
Use the Cross_Reference to tell the user about data that were produced in concert with these data but are not included with them, data that are similar in nature and function, and data that would normally be of interest to someone who is considering using these data.
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