Content provided to the EDG is managed using a defined governance structure. Each EPA office assigns one or more EDG Stewards responsible for contributing and managing dataset metadata at the EDG for their organization. Stewards organize metadata and then contribute it to the EDG by either uploading it manually or using an automated process called harvesting. Metadata contributed to the EDG is reviewed and approved by the EDG Administrator. Once it is approved, the information is available for others to discover.
What is the EDG?
The Environmental Dataset Gateway or EDG is a web-based metadata portal that provides a single point to discover and access
to EPA's environmental dataset resources. The EDG contains metadata records contributed by EPA offices and links to geospatial and non-geospatial resources (e.g., data, services, or applications) described by those metadata records. Unrestricted information that is contributed to the EDG is shared with interagency data sharing portals, including Data.gov and Geospatial One-Stop (GOS).
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