View and Modify metadata ArcGIS


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Viewing and modifying metadata

As if we didn't already have enough data to think about, there is one more source of information that we have to know about if we're going to be proficient in ArcGIS. This time I want to talk about metadata, which is quite literally data about the data. Data about data means that in addition to the things that we're recording, there are all kinds of information about the who, when and why we're collecting it. And this can be valuable to know down the road. Let's take a look at some metadata in our catalog. Inside of our data files folder, I've got this Washington state folder, and inside of there we've got some points here in this dairy2010.shp file.

Now right now I'm previewing the geography of all of these points. But if we switch over to this description tab here, we can find out some additional information about this dataset. The metadata provides a summary that tells us that this point location is the milking parlor for dairies in Washington. This is interesting b...

Viewing and modifying metadata
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Viewing and modifying metadata provides you with in-depth training on Business. Taught by Adam Wilbert as part of the Up and Running with ArcGIS

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