Florida Coastal Everglades Metadata System

The Florida Coastal Everglades LTER Metadata Management System Summary.

The Florida Coastal Everglades LTER (FCE) site data management collects data primarily in Excel spreadsheets. Curated ASCII data files (flat text) are offered for download in FCE's website. Thus, FCE primarily uses a file system to store their data and metadata. Rich EML documents are transformed into a readable format using XLST stylesheets and offered in FCE's website. The FCE site is working to collect some of their data in an Oracle database.

LTER sites with similar management systems

  • some similarities : PIE, ARC, CWT

The Florida Coastal Everglades Detailed

The Florida Coastal Everglades LTER (FCE) site data management collects data primarily in Excel spreadsheets. These are revised and columns with corrections are added, and eventually an ASCII file (flat text) is offered for download in FCE's website. Thus, FCE primarily uses a file system to store their data and metadata. Thanks to the FCE-developed Excel2EML tool, all metadata gathered on a excel spreadsheet is transformed into EML. EML metadata is transformed into a readable format using XLST stylesheets. The site is working to collect some of the physical and chemical data in an Oracle database, and the ability to query the database real time will be opened to the user soon.

EML Status:

  • Completion: All metadata is available in EML.
  • Richness : All the harvested EML is rich,attribute level (level 5)
  • QA/QC : Files are revised and quality controlled manually.