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Identification_Information:
Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: Jo Anne Stapleton (retired)
Publication_Date: 2008
Title: SOFIA Metadata
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: text, html and xml files
Online_Linkage: <https://sofia.usgs.gov/projects/index.php?project_url=sofia>
Description:
Abstract:
The objectives of the metadata project are to document the data sets produced as a result of USGS research in South Florida and to make the metadata and data sets available to potential customers, managers, and policy makers. The metadata contains information about the contents of the data sets, why the data was collected or created, who collected or created the data, the accuracy of the data, the contacts for questions about the data, and how to obtain the data. The metadata are available through the SOFIA website at <https://sofia.usgs.gov>.
Purpose:
The South Florida restoration effort requires multidisciplinary information relating to present and historical conditions for use in responsible decision-making. The U. S. Geological Survey (USGS) in support of the restoration of the Everglades and South Florida ecosystem began a research program in 1995 designed to provide sound scientific information on which resource managers can base their decisions. Numerous data sets have been created as a result of that USGS research. Metadata provide information for discovering, assessing, and accessing the data sets. Searchable metadata provide a valuable tool for scientists, managers, and the public. The project is expanding the USGS project metadata inventory to include metadata on every data set. Existing metadata is reviewed for currentness and changes in contact information or project status. The metadata is posted for public access on the South Florida Information Access (SOFIA) web site. The metadata along with the SOFIA database and the Data Exchange are integral to information management for the South Florida place-based science program. The data and metadata are available to Federal, State, and local agencies through the web interface.
Supplemental_Information:
This project is now part of the South Florida Information Access (SOFIA) Website project and is no longer a separate project.
Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Range_of_Dates/Times:
Beginning_Date: 1996
Ending_Date: Present
Currentness_Reference: publication date
Status:
Progress: In Work
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: As needed
Spatial_Domain:
Bounding_Coordinates:
West_Bounding_Coordinate: -82.375
East_Bounding_Coordinate: -80
North_Bounding_Coordinate: 28.5
South_Bounding_Coordinate: 24.5
Keywords:
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: none
Theme_Keyword: information management
Theme_Keyword: SOFIA
Theme_Keyword: metadata
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: ISO 19115 Topic Category
Theme_Keyword: environment
Theme_Keyword: 007
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus:
Department of Commerce, 1995, Countries, Dependencies, Areas of Special Sovereignty, and Their Principal Administrative Divisions, Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS) 10-4, Washington, DC, National Institute of Standards and Technology
Place_Keyword: United States
Place_Keyword: US
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus:
U.S. Department of Commerce, 1987, Codes for the identification of the States, the District of Columbia and the outlying areas of the United States, and associated areas (Federal Information Processing Standard 5-2): Washington, DC, NIST
Place_Keyword: Florida
Place_Keyword: FL
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus:
Department of Commerce, 1990, Counties and Equivalent Entities of the United States, Its Possessions, and Associated Areas, FIPS 6-3, Washington, DC, National Institute of Standards and Technology
Place_Keyword: Broward County
Place_Keyword: Charlotte County
Place_Keyword: Collier County
Place_Keyword: Glades County
Place_Keyword: Hendry county
Place_Keyword: Highlands County
Place_Keyword: Indian River County
Place_Keyword: Lee County
Place_Keyword: Martin County
Place_Keyword: Miami-Dade County
Place_Keyword: Monroe County
Place_Keyword: Osceola County
Place_Keyword: Palm Beach County
Place_Keyword: Polk County
Place_Keyword: St. Lucie County
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: USGS Geographic Names Information System
Place_Keyword: Everglades National Park
Place_Keyword: Big Cypress National Preserve
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: none
Place_Keyword: Central Everglades
Place_Keyword: Greater Lake Okeechobee
Place_Keyword: Kissimmee River
Place_Keyword: Florida Keys
Place_Keyword: SW Big Cypress
Place_Keyword: South East Coast
Access_Constraints: none
Use_Constraints: none
Point_of_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: Heather Henkel
Contact_Organization: U.S. Geological Survey
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical address
Address: 600 Fourth Street South
City: St. Petersburg
State_or_Province: FL
Postal_Code: 33701
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 727 803-8747 ext 3028
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 727 803-2030
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: sofia-metadata@usgs.gov
Browse_Graphic:
Browse_Graphic_File_Name: <https://sofia.usgs.gov/aboutsofia.html>
Browse_Graphic_File_Description:
map showing the location of the area for the USGS Priority Ecosystems Science Program.
Browse_Graphic_File_Type: GIF
Native_Data_Set_Environment:
Metadata records are in text, faq (question and answer html), html, and xml format

Data_Quality_Information:
Logical_Consistency_Report:
Links exist between projects, Principal Investigators, data, metadata, and publications. Metadata may be accessed through Project pages or through the Metadata link under the DATA navigation bar.
Completeness_Report:
Metadata will be available for all projects and data sets resulting from the USGS Place-Based Studies Program. Projects prior to FY08 have associated metadata when ther is enough information available to create a useful record. Some data sets on the Data Exchange pages do not have current metadata as yet.
Lineage:
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
Inital project metadata were created for all USGS PES projects and for the Florida Bay Research Program projects by 1998. It was then decided to concentrate solely on USGS projects for updating and the Florida Bay metadata records were removed. Work is continuing on updating metadata for existing projects and creating metadata for newly funded PBS projects. Work is also continuing on creating or updating data set metadata for USGS data sets. As new projects or data become available, metadata will be created for them. This is an ongoing effort to make data and research in South Florida accessible for years to come. The metadata are available in several formats: HTML, TEXT, XML, and Question and Answer (FAQ).

The sources for information used to create or update the metadata include yearly project work plans and progress summaries, publications, posters, fact sheets, etc. The software currently being used is Spatial Metadata Management System from Intergraph Corp. (NAYY - This is not an endorsement of the software by the U.S. Government.) Once the metadata record is created in SMMS, it is sent to the project Principal Investigator (PI) for review with a request for changes, additions, or corrections. When the record is approved by the PI, it is exported as an ASCII text file and checked for grammar and spelling errors. The record is then processed through mp (metadata parser software) written by Peter Schweitzer of the USGS. This software checks for errors in element relationships, missing elements, and invalid responses for elements with specific domains. The software allows output of the metadata in a number of formats - outline html (FGDC), sgml, text, Q&A or metadata in plain language, xml, and NASA DIF. These records are then sent to the SOFIA webmaster who posts the html, text, Q&A, and xml versions on the website. The sgml version is used by the FGDC NSDI Clearing house to index the records.

Demonstrations of the metadata portion of SOFIA and the software used to create the metadata are planned for the Greater Everglades Ecosystem Restoration (GEER) conference in April 2003.

Process_Date: 2003
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
Work planned for FY 2004

All USGS Priority Ecosystem Studies (PES) projects funded in FY 2004 will have current metadata by the end of the fiscal year.

Work will continue on updating the metadata for completed projects. ISO Topic Category keywords will be added to the metadata records as they are updated. The addition of these keywords in necessary for the metadata records to be available through the GeoData.gov website.

The SOFIA metadata and website will be demonstrated at appropriate venues such as the National Ecosystem Restoration Conference (NCER) and the Greater Everglades Ecosystem Restoration (GEER) conferences..

Process_Date: 2004
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
Work will continue on updating metadata records and creating new metadata records for projects and datasets.
Process_Date: Not complete
Process_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: Heather Henkel
Contact_Organization: U.S. Geological Survey
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical address
Address: 600 Fourth Street South
City: St. Petersburg
State_or_Province: FL
Postal_Code: 33701
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 727 803-8747 ext 3028
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 727 803-2030
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: sofia-metadata@usgs.gov

Distribution_Information:
Distributor:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: Heather Henkel
Contact_Organization: U.S. Geological Survey
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical address
Address: 600 Fourth Street South
City: St. Petersburg
State_or_Province: FL
Postal_Code: 33701
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 727 803-8747 ext 3028
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 727 803-2030
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: sofia-metadata@usgs.gov
Resource_Description: SOFIA metadata
Distribution_Liability:
This site is intended to be a portal to the projects, data, metadata, and publications produced for the USGS Priority Ecosystems Science Program in South Florida. Information and data may also be available from non-USGS sources. The data have no implied or explicit guarantees for accuracy or usefulness for any particular application.
Standard_Order_Process:
Digital_Form:
Digital_Transfer_Information:
Format_Name: html, Q&A, text, xml
Format_Information_Content: FGDC-compliant metadata for USGS PES projects and datasets
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name: <https://sofia.usgs.gov/metadata/index.php>
Network_Resource_Name: <https://sofia.usgs.gov/>
Access_Instructions:
The metadata records may be accessed on the SOFIA website either from the Project pages or the Metadata tab in the DATA navigation bar.
Fees: none

Metadata_Reference_Information:
Metadata_Date: 20081104
Metadata_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: Heather Henkel
Contact_Organization: U.S. Geological Survey
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical address
Address: 600 Fourth Street South
City: St. Petersburg
State_or_Province: FL
Postal_Code: 33701
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 727 803-8747 ext 3028
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 727 803-2030
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: sofia-metadata@usgs.gov
Metadata_Standard_Name: Content Standard for Digital Geospatial Metadata
Metadata_Standard_Version: FGDC-STD-001-1998
Metadata_Access_Constraints: none
Metadata_Use_Constraints:
This metadata record may have been copied from the SOFIA website and may not be the most recent version. Please check <https://sofia.usgs.gov/metadata> to be sure you have the most recent version.

This page is <https://sofia.usgs.gov/metadata/sflwww/sofia_metadata_04.html>

U.S. Department of the Interior, U.S. Geological Survey
Comments and suggestions? Contact: Heather Henkel - Webmaster
Generated by mp version 2.8.18 on Tue Nov 04 15:17:25 2008