Deprecated / No Longer Available

Ocean Networks Canada provided metadata products in the FGDC format, but this will be deprecated in the November 1, 2019 release. FGDC metadata products have some deficiencies. Please refer to the ISO 19115 Metadata Product, which are available with all data products.

If you have legacy FGDC data products, the following information may be useful.

Ocean Networks Canada adopted the guidelines from the US Federal Geographic Data Committee who revised their standard in 1998. Reference:

Federal Geographic Data Committee. FGDC-STD-001-1998. Content standard for digital geospatial metadata (revised June 1998). Federal Geographic Data Committee. Washington, D.C.

Revision History

  • 2012-03-27 Metadata first released
  • 2019-09      Metadata product deprecated and no longer supported.


The former metadata list included the following parameters:

  • Identification Information
    • Citation
    • Description
    • Time Period
    • Status
    • Maintenance and Update Frequency
    • Progress
    • Spatial Domain
    • Keywords
    • Point of Contact
    • Data Set Credit
  • Data Quality Information
    • Attribute Accuracy
    • Logical Consistency Report
    • Completeness Report
    • Positional Accuracy
    • Lineage
  • Spatial Data Organization
    • Point and Vector Object Information
  • Spatial Reference Information
    • Horizontal Coordinate System Definition
    • Vertical Coordinate System Definition
  • Entity and Attribute Information
    • Detailed Description
    • Overview Description
  • Distribution Information
    • Standard Order Process
  • Metadata Information

All details about the purpose of these fields can be found at:

Metadata Standard Name: FGDC Content Standards for Digital Geospatial Metadata

Metadata Standard Version: FGDC-STD-001-1998

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