The Standard and Application of Chinese Glacier Inventory Metadata

  • 1. The State Key Laboratory of Frozen Soil Engineering, CAEERI, CAS, Lanzhou 730000, China;
    2. Cold and Arid Regions Environmental and Engineering Research Institute, CAS, Lanzhou 730000, China

Received date: 2002-07-09

  Revised date: 2002-11-05

  Online published: 2002-12-25

Supported by

Knowledge Innovation Project of Chinese Academy of Sciences KZCX2-308-3-7; Knowledge Innovation Project of Cold and Arid Regions Environmental and Engineering Research Institute (CAREERI) of CAS, No.CACX210018)


The establishment of the Chinese Glacier Inventory Database metadata standard references the Federal Geographic Data Committee's (FGDC) Content Standards for Digital Geospatial Metadata (FGDC-STD-001-1998). The metadata format requirement of EOS-HDF is also taken into account. The metadata standard include fifty fields which storage the data identification information, data quality information, spatial data organization information, spatial reference information, distribution information, and metadata reference information. Two data storage fields are added to record the data storage information, which can realize the management of data resource by using metadata. There are two metadata application cases, one is data resource query page based on the metadata and the other is data warehouse management model based on the metadata.

Cite this article

MA Mingguo, WANG Xuemei, GE Yingchun, CHENG Guodong . The Standard and Application of Chinese Glacier Inventory Metadata[J]. Acta Geographica Sinica, 2002 , 57(7s) : 101 -106 . DOI: 10.11821/xb20027s015


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