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This specification covers the information content of metadata for a set of digital geospatial data. This specification provides a common set of terminology and definitions for concepts related to these metadata.
Formerly under the jurisdiction of Committee D18 on Soil and Rock, this specification was withdrawn in 2011 in accordance with section 10.5.3.1 of the Regulations Governing ASTM Technical Committees, which requires that standards shall be updated by the end of the eighth year since the last approval date.
1.1 This specification covers the information content of metadata for a set of digital geospatial data. This specification provides a common set of terminology and definitions for concepts related to these metadata.
1.2 The use of the term "geographic information system" and its definition in this specification is not intended to introduce a standard definition.
1.3 This specification covers minimum content and processing requirements for geospatial metadata.
1.4 There are at least three categories of use for geospatial metadata: (1) to accompany data transfers as documentation, (2) internal, on-line documentation of processing steps and data lineage, and (3) as stand-alone data set synopses for use by spatial data catalogs, indexes, and referral services.
2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.
ANSI StandardsANSIZ39.50 Information Retrieval Service Protocol for Open Systems Interconnection
SDTS StandardFederalInformationPr in SDTS 70-1
Military StandardsMIL-A-89007 Military Specification ARC Digitized Raster Graphics (ADRG)