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Completeness Rubric for: RB-12-02 from Charleston, SC to Miami, FL on the NOAA ship Ronald H. Brown along the US Atlantic continental margin. The cruise started 2012-07-03 and ended 2012-07-17.

Completeness Score: 95% + 12

Resource Hierarchy Level: 'fieldSession' ? Status: 'completed'
Category Score
+ Extra Credit
Rubric Requirements
Identification 100% + 3 Required
Access + 1 Conditional - not required when Resource Hierarchy Level ='fieldSession' or Status= 'planned'.
Coverage 50% + 2 Required
Content + 0 Conditional - not required when Resource Hierarchy Level = 'fieldSession'.
History 100% + 2 Required
Quality + 0 Conditional - not required when Resource Hierarchy Level = 'fieldSession'.
Connections 100% + 1.0 Required
Metadata 100% + 0 Required
Associated Resource + 2 Highly Recommended
Attribution + 1 Highly Recommended

Version 2.1.
Last update of Rubric scoring: 2016-11-17
Last update of HTML display: 2016-11-17

NOAA data providers are required, per the NOAA Data Documentation Procedural Directive, to document their datasets, models, observations and other earth science resources with ISO 19115:2005 and ISO 19115-2:2009 standards and represent them as ISO 19139 compliant XML. However, there are many different ways to implement the standards and very little content is required to create a valid metadata record. Therefore, in addition to ISO compliance, this Completeness Rubric provides an extra level of assessment to help metadata authors provide more thorough information about their data. For more information about the Completeness Rubric, and how it works, users can refer to the Completeness Rubric Information wiki page.

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Identification Category

8/ 8 +3

The Identification Category provides content needed for basic discovery of the resource. It includes the title, an abstract, theme keywords, point of contact, status and Resource Hierarchy Level.
Label (count) Rule Score Metadata Content Guidance: Xpath and ISO Explorer Links
Resource Hierarchy Level
(1)
Required 1 fieldSession /gmi:MI_Metadata/gmd:hierarchyLevel/gmd:MD_ScopeCode/@codeListValue
Resource Title
(1)
Required 1 RB-12-02 from Charleston, SC to Miami, FL on the NOAA ship Ronald H. Brown along the US Atlantic continental margin. The cruise started 2012-07-03 and ended 2012-07-17. //gmd:MD_DataIdentification/gmd:citation/gmd:CI_Citation/gmd:title
Resource ID
(1)
Recommended EC RB-12-02 //gmd:MD_DataIdentification/gmd:citation/gmd:CI_Citation/gmd:identifier/gmd:MD_Identifier/gmd:code
Abstract
(1)
Required 1 RB-12-02 was one of a series of cruises for the U.S. Extended Continental Shelf (ECS) Project. the cruise left Charleston, SC and headed along the US Atlantic continental margin that may potentially qualify for an extended continental shelf under Art (...etc) //gmd:MD_DataIdentification/gmd:abstract
Purpose
(1)
Required 1 Law of the Sea Mapping Program - US Atlantic Continental Shelf (ECS) Survey. //gmd:MD_DataIdentification/gmd:purpose
Resource Date
(1)
Required 1 2012-07-03 ~ creation //gmd:MD_DataIdentification/gmd:citation/gmd:CI_Citation/gmd:date[gmd:CI_Date or gmd:CI_Date/gmd:date/@gco:nilReason]
Status
(1)
Required 1 completed //gmd:MD_DataIdentification/gmd:status//gmd:MD_ProgressCode/@codeListValue
Browse Graphic
(0)
Recommended //gmd:MD_DataIdentification/gmd:graphicOverview/gmd:MD_BrowseGraphic/gmd:fileName
Topic Category
(2)
Recommended EC oceans || geoscientificInformation //gmd:MD_DataIdentification/gmd:topicCategory/gmd:MD_TopicCategoryCode
Theme Keywords
(2)
Required 1 EARTH SCIENCE > Oceans || OCEANS > Bathymetry/Seafloor Topography > Bathymetry //gmd:MD_DataIdentification/gmd:descriptiveKeywords/gmd:MD_Keywords[gmd:type/gmd:MD_KeywordTypeCode/@codeListValue='theme']/gmd:keyword
Theme Keyword Thesaurus
(1)
Recommended EC Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science Keywords //gmd:MD_DataIdentification/gmd:descriptiveKeywords/gmd:MD_Keywords[gmd:type/gmd:MD_KeywordTypeCode/@codeListValue='theme']/gmd:thesaurusName/gmd:CI_Citation/gmd:title
Resource Contact
(1)
Required 1 Armstrong, Andy ~ University of New Hampshire, Center for Coastal and Ocean Mapping (UNH/CCOM) ~ Chief Scientist ~ principalInvestigator //gmd:MD_DataIdentification/gmd:citation/gmd:CI_Citation/gmd:citedResponsibleParty/gmd:CI_ResponsibleParty[gmd:role/gmd:CI_RoleCode/@codeListValue='pointOfContact'] | //gmd:MD_DataIdentification/gmd:pointOfContact

Access Category

+1

The Access Category provides information about how to obtain the data, including formats, access points, distribution contacts and disclaimer statements. Not required when Resource Hierarchy Level='fieldSession' or Status = 'planned'.
Label (count) Rule Score Metadata Content Guidance: Xpath and ISO Explorer Links
Distribution Format (0) Recommended //gmd:MD_Distribution//gmd:MD_Format/gmd:name
Format Specification (0) Recommended //gmd:MD_Distribution//gmd:MD_Format/gmd:specification
Distribution URL(s) (0) Recommended //gmd:MD_Distribution//gmd:MD_DigitalTransferOptions/gmd:onLine/gmd:CI_OnlineResource/gmd:linkage
Access Contact (0) Recommended //gmd:MD_Distribution//gmd:MD_Distributor/gmd:distributorContact/gmd:CI_ResponsibleParty
Resource Constraint (1) Recommended EC Not to be used for Navigation //gmd:MD_DataIdentification/gmd:resourceConstraints
Data Center Keyword (0) Recommended //gmd:MD_DataIdentification/gmd:descriptiveKeywords/gmd:MD_Keywords[gmd:type/gmd:MD_KeywordTypeCode/@codeListValue='dataCenter']/gmd:keyword
Data Center Keyword Thesaurus (0) Recommended //gmd:MD_DataIdentification/gmd:descriptiveKeywords/gmd:MD_Keywords[gmd:type/gmd:MD_KeywordTypeCode/@codeListValue='dataCenter']/gmd:thesaurusName/gmd:CI_Citation/gmd:title

Coverage Category

1/2 +2

The Coverage Categrory provides information about regarding the extent of the resource, such as temporal range of content, geographic bounds of content, and general place names. This information can be displayed on maps and timelines and used in spatial searches. The Spatial Extent is not required when the Resource Hierarchy Level= 'nonGeographicDataset'.
Label (count) Rule Score Metadata Content Guidance: Xpath and ISO Explorer Links
Temporal Extent (0) Required 0 //gmd:MD_DataIdentification//gmd:EX_Extent/gmd:temporalElement//gmd:EX_TemporalExtent
Duration (0) Recommended //gmd:MD_DataIdentification//gmd:EX_Extent/gmd:temporalElement//gmd:EX_TemporalExtent//gml:TimePeriod/gml:duration
Time Interval (0) Recommended //gmd:MD_DataIdentification//gmd:EX_Extent/gmd:temporalElement//gmd:EX_TemporalExtent//gml:TimePeriod/gml:timeInterval
Spatial Extent (1) Required 1 -73.965-70.56528.62933.838 //gmd:MD_DataIdentification/gmd:extent/gmd:EX_Extent/gmd:geographicElement/gmd:EX_GeographicBoundingBox
Vertical Extent (0) Recommended //gmd:MD_DataIdentification/gmd:extent/gmd:EX_Extent/gmd:verticalElement/gmd:EX_VerticalExtent
Place Keywords (2) Recommended EC Atlantic || Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) //gmd:MD_DataIdentification/gmd:descriptiveKeywords/gmd:MD_Keywords[gmd:type/gmd:MD_KeywordTypeCode/@codeListValue='place']/gmd:keyword
Place Keyword Thesaurus (2) Recommended EC Limits of Oceans and Seas || VLIZ (2009). Maritime Boundaries Geodatabase, version 5.0 //gmd:MD_DataIdentification/gmd:descriptiveKeywords/gmd:MD_Keywords[gmd:type/gmd:MD_KeywordTypeCode/@codeListValue='place']/gmd:thesaurusName/gmd:CI_Citation

Content Category

+ 0

The Content Category identifies the parameters, variables or features of the resource and can be documented with at least one of the two subcategories: Attributes or Features. Not Required when Resource Hierarchy Level = 'fieldSession'.

Attributes +0

Label (count) Rule Score Metadata Content Guidance: Xpath and ISO Explorer Links
Description of Attributes (0) Recommended //gmd:contentInfo//gmd:attributeDescription
Attributes Category (0) Recommended //gmd:contentInfo//gmd:contentType/gmd:MD_CoverageContentTypeCode/@codeListValue
Attributes Details (0) Recommended //gmd:contentInfo//gmd:dimension | //gmd:contentInfo//gmi:rangeElementDescription/gmi:MI_RangeElementDescription

Features 0/3 + 0

Label (count) Rule Score Metadata Content Guidance: Xpath and ISO Explorer Links
Feature Catalog Citation (0) Recommended //gmd:contentInfo/gmd:MD_FeatureCatalogueDescription/gmd:featureCatalogueCitation/gmd:CI_Citation
Feature Catalog URL (0) Recommended //gmd:contentInfo/gmd:MD_FeatureCatalogueDescription/gmd:featureCatalogueCitation/gmd:CI_Citation/gmd:citedResponsibleParty/gmd:CI_ResponsibleParty/gmd:contactInfo/gmd:CI_Contact/gmd:onlineResource/gmd:CI_OnlineResource
List of Feature Types (0) Recommended //gmd:contentInfo/gmd:MD_FeatureCatalogueDescription/gmd:featureTypes
Feature Catalog Included (0) Recommended //gmd:contentInfo/gmd:MD_FeatureCatalogueDescription/gmd:includedWithDataset

History Category

4/4 + 2

The History Category provides information about how the resource was collected, processed or other steps associated with the resource, such as archival activity. The Acquisition subcategory is recommended for raw or near-raw observations, for example Level 0 satellite data. Lineage subcategory is recommended for resources that have been processed. If unable to provide acquisition or lineage, then provide a general statement. At least Acquisition, Lineage or Statement is required. You get extra credit if more than one subcategory is documented.

Lineage + 1

Label (count) Rule Score Metadata Content Guidance: Xpath and ISO Explorer Links
Lineage Scope (1) Required 1 collectionHardware //gmd:DQ_DataQuality[gmd:lineage]/gmd:scope/gmd:DQ_Scope/gmd:level/gmd:MD_ScopeCode/@codeListValue
Input Source (0) Required 0 //gmd:DQ_DataQuality/gmd:lineage/gmd:LI_Lineage//gmd:source
Process Step(s) (0) Required 0 //gmd:DQ_DataQuality/gmd:lineage/gmd:LI_Lineage[gmd:processStep or gmd:sourceStep] //gmd:description
Processor (0) Required 0 //gmd:DQ_DataQuality/gmd:lineage/gmd:LI_Lineage//gmd:processor/gmd:CI_ResponsibleParty

Acquisition 4/4 +0

Label (count) Rule Score Metadata Content Guidance: Xpath and ISO Explorer Links
Platform Identifier (1) Required 1 NOAA ship Ronald Brown //gmi:MI_AcquisitionInformation//gmi:MI_Platform/gmi:identifier/gmd:MD_Identifier/gmd:code
Platform Description (1) Required 1 NOAA ship Ronald H. Brown (R 104) //gmi:MI_AcquisitionInformation//gmi:MI_Platform/gmi:description
Instrument Identifier (3) Required 1 Kongsberg EM122 || Knudsen CHIRP 3260 || POS/MV 320 //gmi:MI_AcquisitionInformation//gmi:MI_Instrument/gmi:identifier/gmd:MD_Identifier/gmd:code
Instrument Description (3) Required 1 EM 122 multibeam echosounder is a high performance echosounder for deep water mapping with up to 288 simultaneous beams. The EM 122 is designed to perform seabed mapping to full ocean depth with an unsurpassed resolution, coverage and accuracy. The s (...etc)The Chirp 3260 is designed for full ocean depth work where high transmit output power is a requirement. The Chirp 3260's 5U rackmount case can be fitted with up to six 2kW transmitter modules to output up to 12kW of total system power. The most commo (...etc)POS MV 320 is a tightly-coupled systems using Applanix' unique approach to Inertially-Aided Real-Time Kinematic (IARTK) technology. The user-friendly, turnkey system provides accurate attitude, heading, heave, position, and velocity data, representin (...etc) //gmi:MI_AcquisitionInformation//gmi:MI_Instrument/gmi:description
Platform Keyword (0) Recommended //gmd:MD_DataIdentification/gmd:descriptiveKeywords/gmd:MD_Keywords[gmd:type/gmd:MD_KeywordTypeCode/@codeListValue='platform']/gmd:keyword
Platform Keyword Thesaurus (0) Recommended //gmd:MD_DataIdentification/gmd:descriptiveKeywords/gmd:MD_Keywords[gmd:type/gmd:MD_KeywordTypeCode/@codeListValue='platform']/gmd:thesaurusName/gmd:CI_Citation
Instrument Keyword (0) Recommended //gmd:MD_DataIdentification/gmd:descriptiveKeywords/gmd:MD_Keywords[gmd:type/gmd:MD_KeywordTypeCode/@codeListValue='instrument']/gmd:keyword
Instrument Keyword Thesaurus (0) Recommended //gmd:MD_DataIdentification/gmd:descriptiveKeywords/gmd:MD_Keywords[gmd:type/gmd:MD_KeywordTypeCode/@codeListValue='instrument']/gmd:thesaurusName/gmd:CI_Citation

History Statement + 1

Label (count) Rule Score Metadata Content Guidance: Xpath and ISO Explorer Links
Lineage Statement (1) Conditional 1 The subbottom profiler was collecting data in an unreadable format for the main survey extent. After the formatting was fixed, three track lines were run across the major features of the survey, where data had already been collected. The tracks follo (...etc) //gmd:DQ_DataQuality/gmd:lineage/gmd:LI_Lineage/gmd:statement

Quality Category

+0

The Quality Category provides reports on how complete or accurate a resource is. Not required when Resource Hierarchy Level = 'fieldSession'.
Label (count) Rule Score Metadata Content Guidance: Xpath and ISO Explorer Links
Quality Scope (0) Recommended //gmd:DQ_DataQuality/gmd:scope/gmd:DQ_Scope/gmd:level/gmd:MD_ScopeCode/@codeListValue[../../../../../gmd:report]
Quality Report (0) Recommended //gmd:DQ_DataQuality/gmd:report//gmd:nameOfMeasure | //gmd:measureIdentification | //gmd:measureDescription | //gmd:evaluationMethodDescription | //gmd:evaluationProcedure
Quality Result (0) Recommended //gmd:DQ_DataQuality/gmd:report//gmd:result

Connections Category

3.0/3 +1.0

The Connection Category checks that all URLs have a functionCode and either a Name or a Description. You get extra credit when both Name and Description are available.
Label (count) Rule Score Metadata Content Guidance: Xpath and ISO Explorer Links
URL (7) Required 1 http://www.iho-ohi.net/iho_pubs/standard/S-23/S23_1953.pdf || https://earthdata.nasa.gov/about/gcmd/global-change-master-directory-gcmd-keywords || http://www.vliz.be/vmdcdata/marbound/ || http://www.ices.dk || http://www.km.kongsberg.com/ks/web/nokbg0240.nsf/AllWeb/01FB0F22974EA50FC125715E002B2143?OpenDocument || http://knudseneng.com/products/chirp_3260 || http://www.applanix.com/products/marine.html //gmd:CI_OnlineResource/gmd:linkage
URL Name (7) Conditional 1 Limits of Oceans and Seas || Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Keywords || VLIZ (2009). Maritime Boundaries Geodatabase, version 5.0 || International Council for the Exploration of the Sea (ICES) Ship Code List || Kongsberg EM122 information || Chirp 3260 Echosounder || POS/MV 320 //gmd:CI_OnlineResource/gmd:name
URL Description (7) Conditional 1 Maintained by IHO. || The information provided on this page seeks to define how the GCMD Keywords are structured, used and accessed. It also provides information on how users can participate in the further development of the keywords. || website || website || Information on the Kongsberg EM122 multibeam sonar system || Chirp 3260 Echosounder information || POS/MV 320 information //gmd:CI_OnlineResource/gmd:description
URL Function (7) Required 1 information || information || information || information || information || information || information //gmd:CI_OnlineResource/gmd:function/gmd:CI_OnLineFunctionCode/@codeListValue

Metadata Category

5/5 +0

The Metadata Category provides information about this metadata record such as metadata ID, standard name, metadata contact and notes.
Label (count) Rule Score Metadata Content Guidance: Xpath and ISO Explorer Links
Metadata ID (1) Required 1 RB-12-02 /gmi:MI_Metadata/gmd:fileIdentifier
Metadata Date (1) Required 1 2012-09-04 /gmi:MI_Metadata/gmd:dateStamp
Metadata Contact (1) Required 1 Brian Meyer ~ DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI > National Centers for Environmental Information, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce ~ pointOfContact /gmi:MI_Metadata/gmd:contact/gmd:CI_ResponsibleParty
Metadata Standard Name (1) Required 1 ISO 19115-2 Geographic Information - Metadata Part 2 Extensions for imagery and gridded data /gmi:MI_Metadata/gmd:metadataStandardName
Metadata Standard Version (1) Required 1 ISO 19115-2:2009(E) /gmi:MI_Metadata/gmd:metadataStandardVersion
Metadata Maintenance Note (0) Recommended /gmi:MI_Metadata/gmd:metadataMaintenance/gmd:MD_MaintenanceInformation/gmd:maintenanceNote

Associated Resource Category

+2

The Associated Resource Category provides citations or identifiers to related papers, sister resources, parents, or programs that the resource is associated with.
Label (count) Rule Score Metadata Content Guidance: Xpath and ISO Explorer Links
Cross Reference Citation (0) Recommended //gmd:MD_DataIdentification/gmd:aggregationInfo/gmd:MD_AggregateInformation[gmd:associationType/gmd:DS_AssociationTypeCode/@codeListValue='crossReference']/gmd:aggregateDataSetName/gmd:CI_Citation
Cross Reference Type (0) Recommended //gmd:MD_DataIdentification/gmd:aggregationInfo/gmd:MD_AggregateInformation[gmd:associationType/gmd:DS_AssociationTypeCode/@codeListValue='crossReference']/gmd:initiativeType/gmd:DS_InitiativeTypeCode/@codeListValue
Larger Work Citation (0) Recommended //gmd:MD_DataIdentification/gmd:aggregationInfo/gmd:MD_AggregateInformation[gmd:associationType/gmd:DS_AssociationTypeCode/@codeListValue='largerWorkCitation']/gmd:aggregateDataSetName/gmd:CI_Citation
Larger Work Type (1) Recommended EC program //gmd:MD_DataIdentification/gmd:aggregationInfo/gmd:MD_AggregateInformation[gmd:associationType/gmd:DS_AssociationTypeCode/@codeListValue='largerWorkCitation']/gmd:initiativeType/gmd:DS_InitiativeTypeCode/@codeListValue
Project Keyword (0) Recommended EC //gmd:MD_DataIdentification/gmd:descriptiveKeywords/gmd:MD_Keywords[gmd:type/gmd:MD_KeywordTypeCode/@codeListValue='project']/gmd:keyword
Project Keyword Thesaurus (0) Recommended //gmd:MD_DataIdentification/gmd:descriptiveKeywords/gmd:MD_Keywords[gmd:type/gmd:MD_KeywordTypeCode/@codeListValue='project']/gmd:thesaurusName/gmd:CI_Citation
Parent Metadata ID (0) Recommended /gmi:MI_Metadata/gmd:parentIdentifier

Attribution Category

+1

The Attribution Category provides information that can be used to cite the resource and provide proper credit, such as creator names, publisher names and a Digital Object Identifier (DOI).
Label (count) Rule Score Metadata Content Guidance: Xpath and ISO Explorer Links
Creator (0) Recommended //gmd:MD_DataIdentification/gmd:citation/gmd:CI_Citation/gmd:citedResponsibleParty/gmd:CI_ResponsibleParty[gmd:role/gmd:CI_RoleCode/@codeListValue[(.)= 'resourceProvider' or (.) = 'originator' or (.) = 'principalInvestigator' or (.) = 'author' or (.) = 'collaborator']]
Publisher (0) Recommended //gmd:MD_DataIdentification/gmd:citation/gmd:CI_Citation/gmd:citedResponsibleParty/gmd:CI_ResponsibleParty[.//gmd:role/gmd:CI_RoleCode/@codeListValue='publisher']
Publication Year (1) Recommended EC 2012-07-03 ~ creation //gmd:MD_DataIdentification/gmd:citation/gmd:CI_Citation/gmd:date/[.//gmd:dateType/gmd:CI_DateTypeCode/@codeListValue = 'publication' or .//gmd:dateType/gmd:CI_DateTypeCode/@codeListValue = 'creation']
DOI (0) Recommended //gmd:MD_DataIdentification/gmd:citation/gmd:CI_Citation/gmd:identifier/gmd:MD_Identifier/gmd:code[contains(., 'DOI') or contains(.,'doi') or contains(.,'Doi')]
Recommended Citation (0) Recommended //gmd:MD_DataIdentification/gmd:resourceConstraints/gmd:MD_LegalConstraints/gmd:otherConstraints/gco:CharacterString[contains(., 'CITE') or contains(.,'cite') or contains(.,'Cite')]