Metadata Recommendations for Geoscience Resources

This document defines the metadata content model required to meet USGIN resource documentation requirements. The intention is to promote development of interoperable metadata records for a federated resource catalog system by focusing on the metadata content first. USGIN implements this content model as a profile of the ISO 19139 XML encoding of ISO 19115/19119. See This is a living document undergoing updates at intervals; for the current working version, see the USGIN specifications GitHUB repository at

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Additional Info

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Citation Date 2011-08-26T12:00:00

Harvest Information

Original ID 98ddf901b9782a25982e01af3b0bcee6
Index Date 2013-10-08T23:16:29Z
Original Format ISO-USGIN
Original Version 1.2


Name USGIN Specifications Drafting Team
Position missing
Organization Arizona Geological Survey for US Geoscience Information Network (USGIN)

Geographic Extent

North Bound 75
South Bound 17
East Bound -64
West Bound -179.9