Use of ISO metadata specifications to describe geoscience information resources

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This document describes recommended practices for using ISO19139 xml encoding of ISO 19115 and ISO 19119 metadata to describe a broad spectrum of geoscience resources. The document provides guidance for the population of ISO19139 encoded metadata documents to enable interoperability of catalog service clients with multiple servers conforming to this profile.
This document undergoes periodic updates as metadata practice evolves; check the USGIN specifications GitHub repository at for current version, or html version at