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  1. Standard Projections

    Will it be possible to add standard projections for data that populate the nitty gritty details (standard parallel) for users of OME with non-GIS data?

    It requires added steps when people are working with geophysical or other datasets or others that are not run through Metadata Wizard to automatically pull in projection information. Many of our scientists do not use ArcMap/ArcCatalog.

    For example having picklists for somewhat standard USGS projections, USGS Albers, UTM (NAD83) and UTM (WGS84), as well as geographic (WGS84) would be immensely helpful. The average/majority of users cannot fill in the blanks for all of the projection information. While much of the data we generate is in the United States many there is also international work and GPS-based data collection efforts that would require WGS84.

    1. Hi Michaela,

      Thanks for your question! We started OME by offering the basics with respect to Section 4 (Spatial Reference Information) of the CSDGM, mostly because we anticipated that the majority of users populating the 'nitty gritty details' were doing so in ESRI tools, or in the Metadata Wizard, before bringing those records into the OME. Your comments have provided us with a good example of user populations in USGS who need more spatial reference functionality in the OME because they are actually not using other tools to generate these metadata fields.

      We do not have any remaining OME development sprints for FY17, due to development demands from other tools in the CSASL portfolio. We will add this request to the list of improvements we hope to make sometime in FY18. We appreciate this valuable feedback.