Use of ISO metadata specifications to describe geoscience information resources

This document describes recommended practices for using ISO19139 xml encoding of ISO 19115 and ISO 19119 metadata to describe a broad spectrum of geoscience resources. The document provides guidance for the population of ISO19139 encoded metadata documents to enable interoperability of catalog service clients with multiple servers conforming to this profile. This document undergoes periodic updates as metadata practice evolves; check the USGIN specifications GitHub repository at for current version, or html version at

Data and Resources

Metadata Source

Additional Info

Field Value
Citation Date 2018-06-25T00:00:00

Harvest Information

Original ID 98ddf901b9782a25982e01af3b0bda50
Index Date 2018-06-25T21:02:15Z
Original Format ISO-USGIN
Original Version 1.2


Name Metadata Team
Position missing
Organization US Geoscience Information Network (USGIN)

Geographic Extent

North Bound 51.618016548773
South Bound 21.943045533438
East Bound -59.765625
West Bound -128.671875