Content Standard for Digital Geospatial Metadata (CSDGM), Vers. 2 (FGDC-STD-001-1998) is the current version of this FGDC authored and endorsed standard. Executive Order 12906, directed that Federal agencies document geospatial resources using this standard. Since the publication of EO 12906, the FGDC has endorsed several ISO Geospatial Metadata Standards that are now encouraged for use.
The FGDC CSDGM format standard is fully documented on the Content Standard for Digital Geospatial Metadata page.
This FGDC reader extends the FGDC standard by added the Biological Data Profile FGDC-STD-001.1-1999 as defined by the U.S. Geological Survey National Biological Information Infrastructure (NBII).Fork me on GitHub