Question: Does metadata need to comply with the Federal Geographic Data Committee (FGDC) Content Standard for Digital Geospatial Metadata (CSDGM), Version 2 (FGDC-STD-001-1998)?
Answer: According to AC 150/5300-17B, orthophotography metadata must comply with CSDGM.
According to AC 150/5300-18B, metadata must comply at varying levels:
At the project level, certain metadata elements such as submitter name and organization, date of submittal, and accuracy must comply, because they are entered into the FAA Airports-GIS web site.
At the data set level, some elements of metadata reflected in the Geodetic Control, Imagery and Survey & Quality Control Plans must comply.
At the feature level, attributes such as Status, Alternative and, as desired, Description can carry additional metadata.Return to the Airports GIS Table of Contents: