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Xtme is a program for creating and modifying formal metadata that conforms to the Content Standards for Digital Geospatial Metadata devised by the Federal Geographic Data Committee (FGDC)ÅÇ Xtme has a number of command line options and shortcuts to ease the navigation and editing among the information placeholders. Xtme is closely allied with mp, a compiler for formal metadata, whose purpose is to verify that the syntactical structure of a file containing formal metadata conforms to the FGDC standard, and to re-express the metadata in various useful formats. The editor is intended to simplify the process of creating metadata that conform to the standard.

Technical Expertise Required: 
No programming
Additional Information: 
  • Further Documentation: http://geology.usgs.gov/tools/metadata/tools/doc/metadata/xtme.html
  • About the Content Standards for DIgital Geospatial Metadata http://www.fgdc.gov/metadata/csdgm/
    Content for Digital Geospatial Metadata
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