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Interim Collection Comparison Report for Big Earth Data Initiative

Metadata Source: CMR Metadata Collections

Metadata Dialect: ISO 19115-2

Evaluation Target: UMM-Common Required Recommendation

The Unified Metadata Model Common (UMM-Common)  specification describes documentation concepts that are common in existing NASA metadata collections. Some concepts described in the UMM-Common profile are specified as required for NASA earth science metadata implementations. 

Metadata Collection

 

  • Alaska Satellite Facility (ASF)
  • Crustal Dynamics Data Information System (CDDIS)
  • Global Hydrology Resource Center (GHRC)
  • Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC)  Simple, Scalable, Script-based Science Processing Archive (S4PA)
  • Level 1 and Atmosphere Archive and Distribution System (LAADS)
  • Land, Atmosphere Near real-time Capability for EOS (LANCEMODIS)
  • Langley Research Center (LARC)
  • Langley Research Center (LARC_ASDC) Atmospheric Science Data Center
  • Land Process DAAC - EOS Core System (LPDAAC_ECS)
  • National Snow and Ice Data Center Version 0 (NSIDCV0)
  • National Snow and Ice Data Center EOS Core System (NSIDC_ECS)
  • Ocean Biology Processing Group (OBPG)
  • Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL)
  • Physical Oceanography DAAC (PODAAC)
  • Socioeconomic Data and Applications Center (SEDAC)
  • U.S. Geological Survey Earth Resources Observation Systems (USGS_EROS)

 

Analysis

We examined 4180  metadata records from 17 collections extracted from the Common Metadata Repository (CMR) during October 2015.  The table below provides the average number of occurrences of Required UMM-Common elements in each of these collections. A value of 1 or more typically (although not necessarily) indicates that the element is included one or more times in each record in a collection.  A value < 1.0 is typically the percentage of records in a collection that include the metadata element. Cells with pink backgrounds indicate values of 0, meaning element is completely missing from the collection.

Overall CMR metadata collections are doing a very good job of documenting Required UMM-Common concepts.  The pink shaded cells near the bottom of the table indicate required elements that are missing for some of the collection.

Table 1: Collection Comparison of UMM-Common Required Elements

 

Element NamePath ElementsASFCDDISGES_DISCGHRCGSFCS4PALAADSLANCEAMSR2LANCEMODISLARCLARC_ASDCLPDAAC_ECSNSIDC_ECSOB_DAACOMINRTORNL_DAACPODAACUSGS_EROS Count
Metadata Modified Dategmd:dateStamp/gco:DateTime1.001.001.001.001.001.001.001.001.001.001.001.001.001.001.001.001.0017
Resource Titlegmd:identificationInfo/gmd:citation/gmd:title1.001.001.001.001.001.001.001.001.001.001.001.001.001.001.001.001.0017
Abstractgmd:identificationInfo/gmd:abstract1.001.001.001.00.96.681.00.941.001.001.001.001.00.501.00.991.0017
Keyword Type Codegmd:identificationInfo/gmd:descriptiveKeywords/gmd:type/gmd:MD_KeywordTypeCode4.503.686.006.975.545.007.004.724.464.004.004.675.003.004.975.004.0017
Temporal Extent Begingmd:identificationInfo/gmd:extent/gmd:temporalElement/gmd:extent/gml:TimePeriod/gml:beginPosition1.001.001.001.001.001.001.001.001.001.00.991.001.001.001.001.001.0017
Instrument Short Namegmi:acquisitionInformation/gmi:instrument/gmi:identifier/gmd:code1.008.641.111.93.681.001.001.001.345.651.111.861.001.002.602.532.0017
Platform Short Namegmi:acquisitionInformation/gmi:platform/gmi:identifier/gmd:code1.008.641.001.28.901.001.001.001.333.161.111.591.001.001.372.092.0017
Science Keywordgmd:identificationInfo/gmd:descriptiveKeywords/gmd:keyword115.4319.257.0310.1221.0418.609.809.356.3610.815.2110.325.003.0011.627.796.8217
Spatial Extentgmd:identificationInfo/gmd:extent/gmd:geographicElement/gmd:westBoundLongitude/gco:Decimal1.00.962.001.00.822.00.801.661.50.531.001.041.00 1.001.021.0016
Spatial Extentgmd:identificationInfo/gmd:extent/gmd:geographicElement/gmd:eastBoundLongitude/gco:Decimal1.00.962.001.00.822.00.801.661.50.531.001.041.00 1.001.021.0016
Spatial Extentgmd:identificationInfo/gmd:extent/gmd:geographicElement/gmd:southBoundLatitude/gco:Decimal1.00.962.001.00.822.00.801.661.50.531.001.041.00 1.001.021.0016
Spatial Extentgmd:identificationInfo/gmd:extent/gmd:geographicElement/gmd:northBoundLatitude/gco:Decimal1.00.962.001.00.822.00.801.661.50.531.001.041.00 1.001.021.0016
Related URLgmd:distributionInfo/gmd:distributor/gmd:distributorTransferOptions/gmd:onLine/gmd:linkage/gmd:URL1.001.007.406.517.213.216.203.213.48.627.052.295.41 2.168.01.4516
Resource Contactgmd:identificationInfo/gmd:pointOfContact/gmd:organisationName1.001.00 1.001.00 1.00.34.451.001.00.931.001.001.001.001.0015
Resource Contact Rolegmd:identificationInfo/gmd:pointOfContact/gmd:role/gmd:CI_RoleCode1.001.00 1.001.63 1.00.34.451.001.00.931.001.001.001.001.0015
Distribution Contactgmd:distributionInfo/gmd:distributor/gmd:distributorContact/gmd:organisationName 1.001.00    .661.002.001.00.991.001.00 1.001.0011
Temporal Extent Endgmd:identificationInfo/gmd:extent/gmd:temporalElement/gmd:extent/gml:TimePeriod/gml:endPosition.43  .94.38   .051.00.12.58.67 1.00.43 10
Processorgmd:dataQualityInfo/gmd:lineage/gmd:processStep/gmd:processor/gmd:organisationName1.00   .571.00 .69.45 1.001.00  1.001.001.0010
TwoDCoordinateSystemgmd:identificationInfo/gmd:extent/gmd:geographicElement/gmd:geographicIdentifier/gmd:code .96  .09   .27.101.251.25    1.007
Browse URLgmd:identificationInfo/gmd:graphicOverview/gmd:fileName/gmx:FileName/@src   .58  1.00        .11 3