create comprehensive catalogues describing geoscience data, publications
and maps that are available from geoscience agencies and to provide
access to the data via an Internet search engine.
In order to collect and share information from different sources,
a standard must be established to maintain consistency in its presentation.
A CGKN metadata standard has been created based upon the Federal
Geographic Data Committee's, (FGDC), Content Standard for Geospatial
the country have developed individual catalogues of their information
holdings. Each agency is responsible for managing their own catalogue.
Many of the catalogues are accessible via the data
catalogue on this website and others will continue to be added.
data, once found, will list a contact person and in several cases,
depending on the collection being searched, you can link directly
to the live data set, map or publication from the metadata catalogue
has been integrated as the geoscience node with the Canadian Geospatial
addition of new catalogues and expansion of the existing catalogues
As well as making it possible to link directly to more live data
sets through the catalogue, therefore being able to retrieve the
information directly for re-examination.
As users register
to use the catalogue, a service will soon be available to send an
email notification to the user when new data has become available
in the catalogue in their area of interest.
CGKN Metadata Profile