FGDC XML schema woes

I am working on transforming FGDC XML metadata records to the USGIN 1.1 version of ISO 19139 metadata and having a hard time finding formal FGDC schema, name spaces, and schema locations. This is what I found so far:

A fgdc-std-012-2002 schema valid FGDC XML would have the following mandatory elements. Note the mandatory <datasetid> element - how exciting!


<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>


Official FGDC CSDGM Schema Location

wgrunberg's picture

There appears to be now a official FGDC CSDGM XML schema location at http://www.fgdc.gov/schemas/metadata/

Interim fgdc-std-001-1998-ann schema location

wgrunberg's picture

I could not find any authoritative and XML-editor-accessible XSD location for FGDC's fgdc-std-001-1998-ann schema. Until I do, I have added them to the USGIN repository at http://resources.usgin.org/standards/fgdc/ For example http://resources.usgin.org/standards/fgdc/fgdc-std-001-1998-ann/fgdc-std-001-1998-ann.xsd is our interim path to the FGDC-STD-001-1998 schema.