The objectives of the CSDGM standard are to provide a common set of terminology and definitions for the documentation of digital
geo-spatial data .
This standard is intended to support the collection and processing of geo-spatial metadata. It is intended to be useable by all levels
of government and the private sector.
The standard establishes the names of data elements and compound elements (groups of data elements) to be used for these purposes,
the definitions of these compound elements and data elements, and information about the values that are to be provided for the data elements.
The main classes representing the elements can be briefly described as follows:
- Identification Information
- Data Quality Information
- Spatial Data Organization Information
- Spatial Reference Information
- Entity and Attribute Information
- Distribution Information
- Metadata Reference Information
- Citation Information
- Time period Information
- Contact Information