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This provides the metadata definition TowerOfBabel

  • Metadata is information about data or other information.
  • Formal Metadata is metadata that follows an FGDC approved standard.
  • Metadata information occurs in the CMG InfoBank for:
    • formal metadata -- formally structured metadata information about geospatial data.
    • navigation -- information about navigation analog paper rolls, inventory of gear, deployment of gear, operation of gear, magnetic tapes and floppies, paper printer listings, and platform movements.
    • gravity -- information about gravimetric analog paper rolls, inventory of gear, operation of gear, magnetic tapes, land ties, and paper printer listings
    • magnetics -- information about magnetic analog paper rolls, inventory of gear, deployment of gear, operation of gear, magnetic tapes, and paper printer listings
    • bathymetry -- information about bathymetric analog paper rolls, inventory of gear, deployment of gear, operation of gear, magnetic tapes, and paper printer listings
    • seismic -- information about seismic analog paper rolls, inventory of gear, operation of gear, magnetic tapes, and paper printer listings
    • cameras -- information about camera-related film, video, photos, inventory of gear, deployment of gear, operation of gear, and observations
    • crew -- information about names and affiliations of scientific staff and ship's crew
    • nav_lines -- information about line IDs, and the starting and ending of survey tracklines and transits.
    • metering -- information about meter-related analog paper rolls, inventory of gear, deployment of gear, operation of gear, recovery of gear, tapes, observations, and sample attempts.
    • ports -- information about departures from and arrivals into ports.
    • samples -- information about sampling-related analog rolls, inventory of gear, deployment of gear, operation of gear, recovery of gear, and sample attempts.
    • stations -- information about station-related physical sample attempts, platform movements, and platform information.

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