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NASA data and models are used to observe, characterize and understand Earth systems all around the world. Complete metadata are needed in order for users to discover, access, use and understand these data and models. The metadata must be available in standard forms that users and tools all over the world can understand. ESDIS is addressing this challenge by adopting International Metadata Standards developed by ISO Technical Committee 211. These standards cover metadata for data sets and services and include acquisition information, provenance, data quality, and other elements required for interoperable use and detailed understanding.

The ISO metadata standards are comprehensive and designed to be broadly applicable, so there is significant room for community-specific interpretations, applications, decisions, and, if need be, extensions. This wiki provides a place for the ESDIS community to share ISO metadata information, experiences and examples and to come to consensus on how we will best use the ISO Standards to address our documentation needs. 

Check out the webinar about implementing ISO 19115 standards into NASA Earth science data that was held on February 19, 2015.

Information about working with this wiki:

Purpose of the Wiki

This wiki is intended strictly for the use of sharing information about NASA Earth Observing Systems Data and Information System (EOSDIS) topics. For more information please click here .

We welcome your participation and comments within Earthdata Wiki.

Rules of Conduct

Earthdata Wiki is governed by the general rules of respectful civil discussion. EOSDIS may monitor any user-generated content as it chooses and reserves the right to remove content for any reason whatsoever, without consent. The following rules of conduct are to be followed when using the Earthdata Wiki. Breach of these rules will result in users loses privileges or being banned permanently.

Participation requires a valid Earthdata Login. Only approved NASA users and affiliates will be allowed to upload data. If a wiki space becomes dormant for a period of more than 2 years, ESDIS reserves the right to delete/remove it.

In order to maintain an environment where everyone is welcome and discussion flows freely, certain types of conduct are prohibited on Earthdata Wiki. Specifically restricted conduct includes trolling, flaming, ranting, personal attacks, harassment, threats, doxing, racism, discrimination, hate speech, sexism, spamming, off-topic posting, pyramid quoting, rumor mongering, impersonation, advertising (including HTML links and pictures), and linking to applications or utilities of uncertain intent.

In addition, the Earthdata Wiki is not for discussion of real-life current affairs, news, politics, or religion. Discussion should revolve around EOSDIS topics. Specific content prohibited on Earthdata Wiki includes pornography, profanity, and real money trading (RMT).

NASA makes no representations or warranties regarding the information posted.


Explore the following links to get started learning about the NASA Best Practices for ISO:

Core Elements of NASA Best Practices for ISO 19115


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