Publishers

Data provided through INSIDE Idaho originate primarily from academic institutions and federal, state, tribal, and local governments operating throughout Idaho. These organizations are developing and amassing a wealth of geospatial and numeric data. Individuals from these entities have collaborated with INSIDE Idaho to provide data for this venture. It is through the data development and cooperative efforts of these agencies and individuals, and the compilation and organization endeavor of the INSIDE Idaho staff, that this site exists.

A listing of contributing agencies can be found below. Data users should be sure to check the metadata and acknowledge those agencies and individuals who are creating and maintaining these important data sets.

3001, Inc. Aerials Express
Boise County Emergency Management Boise National Forest
Bonner County GIS Bonneville County
Boundary County GIS Bureau of Reclamation, Snake River Area Office
Canyon County Caribou County GIS
Clark County Clearwater County
Coeur d'Alene Tribe Idaho Center for GIS and Mapping
Idaho County Assessors Office Idaho Department of Environmental Quality
Idaho Department of Fish and Game Idaho Department of Lands
Idaho Department of Parks and Recreation Idaho Department of Water Resources
Idaho EPSCoR Office Idaho Geological Survey
Idaho Geospatial Data Clearinghouse Idaho Geospatial Office
Idaho Legislative Services Office Idaho LiDAR Consortium
Idaho Panhandle National Forests Idaho State Climate Services
Idaho State Tax Commission Idaho State University-GIS TReC
Idaho Transportation Department Kootenai County
Latah County Lemhi County
Nez Perce County GIS Nez Perce Tribe
Pixxures, Inc. Premier Geospatial, Inc.
SPOT Image Corporation SURDEX Corporation
Teton County GIS U.S. Bureau of Land Management, Idaho State Office
U.S. Geological Survey University of Idaho Building Sustainable Communities Initiative
University of Idaho Department of Civil Engineering University of Idaho Facilities Services
USDA-FSA-APFO Aerial Photography Field Office

Metadata Standards and Requirements

METADATA TYPE METADATA STANDARD REQUIRED FIELDS WHAT TO USE
FGDC CSDGM Metadata Standard Version
[metadata/metainfo/metstdv]
FGDC-STD-001-1998
Publisher
[metadata/idinfo/citation/citeinfo/pubinfo/publish]
value must match publisher name on file with INSIDE Idaho
ArcGIS 1.0* ISO
CSDGM
Metadata Standard Version
[metadata/Esri/ArcGISFormat]
1.0
(automatically populated by ArcCatalog)
Publisher
[metadata/dataIdInfo/idCitation/citRespParty/rpOrgName]
value must match publisher name on file with INSIDE Idaho
Publisher role code
[metadata/dataIdInfo/idCitation/citRespParty/role/RoleCd]
select "Publisher" from drop-down list in default metadata editor (this sets role code to "010" in the XML)
    * Note: Required elements may change as we learn more about the ArcGIS metadata format and ways in which we can take advantage of the capabilities it offers.


Become a Publisher at INSIDE Idaho

Overview

INSIDE Idaho has the ability to automatically harvest FGDC CSDGM and ArcGIS 1.0 Format metadata records in XML format from metadata publishers. The web crawler/cataloger is able to collect metadata published in four ways: metadata listed on web pages, metadata stored in web-accessible folders, metadata stored in FTP sites, and metadata stored in ESRI ArcSDE geodatabases. If a username and password are required for access to a metadata publishing site, those credentials can be stored in our database.

See table above for a list of required fields.

Files that meet the requirements listed above are imported into our geocatalog database. Files that fail any of these checks are discarded. The process is repeated at a regular interval to ensure that the catalog is current with new and updated metadata records.

Metadata that are harvested and cataloged become an operational component of INSIDE Idaho and are available for indexing by regional and national efforts.

Methods for Exposing Your Metadata to the INSIDE Idaho Crawler/Cataloger:

  • Web Page: The crawler can scan an HTML document published on a web server. All XML documents that are linked within the HTML document are downloaded. Links to other HTML documents within the original HTML document are not followed.
  • Web Folder: The crawler can scan a directory and its subdirectories if they are exposed on a web server with directory browsing enabled. All XML documents that are found in the starting directory, and optionally subdirectories, are downloaded.
  • FTP: The crawler can scan a directory and its subdirectories if they are exposed on an FTP server. All XML documents that are found in the starting directory, and optionally subdirectories, are downloaded.
  • SDE: The crawler can scan an SDE database. XML metadata for all objects that are found within the SDE database are downloaded.

Please contact us if you would like to become a publisher at INSIDE Idaho.

If you feel like some of your metadata records aren't showing up on INSIDE Idaho see the Publishers Report.