Frequent Questions

What standards should I use for my metadata?

Metadata that is contributed to the EDG should be reviewed for consistency with the EPA Geospatial Metadata Technical Specification v1.0 (geospatial records) or EPA’s Implementation of the Standard (non-geospatial records). The EPA Geospatial Technical Specification v1.0 is an implementation of the Federal Geographic Data Committee’s Content Standard for Digital Geospatial Metadata (FGDC CSDGM). Download the technical specification at

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