What is Metadata?

Metadata are data about data, used to evaluate digital databases. They document the origin and characteristics of:

  • Attribute
  • Data quality
  • Distribution
  • Each data set
  • Entity
  • Identification information
  • Spatial reference

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1. What is GIS?
2. What is the purpose of GIS?
3. Where does the information come from?
4. What is Map Scale?
5. What is a Projection?
6. What is an Orthoimage?
7. What is an Attribute Table?
8. What are some of the common data formats?
9. What is Vector Data?
10. What is Raster Data?
11. What is a Mapsheet?
12. What is a GPS?
13. What is Metadata?