Formal metadata information and software > CSDGM 1994 (superseded)
This document has been superseded. Everyone should refer instead to the Content Standard for Digital Geospatial Metadata, officially known as FGDC-STD-001-1998, dated June 1998, at the web site of the Federal Geographic Data Committee.

Metadata -- data about the content, quality, condition, and other characteristics of data. Compound

Metadata =
Identification_Information + 0{Data_Quality_Information}1 + 0{Spatial_Data_Organization_Information}1 + 0{Spatial_Reference_Information}1 + 0{Entity_and_Attribute_Information}1 + 0{Distribution_Information}1 + Metadata_Reference_Information
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