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Metadata, or data about data, describes the content, quality, currency and availability of data. Metadata assists people who use digital information to find the data they need and determine how best to use it. By properly documenting the characteristics of data, the data can be accessed and used at any time without any prior knowledge of the origin. In essence metadata is a historical record of the data.
The information needed to create metadata is often readily available when the data is collected and can detail information about:
regards to Metadata statements for Detail Ground Surveys, Digital Mapping, Point
Cloud and Underground Utilities Surveys, please see Main Roads’ Metadata
Standard. Detailed forms have been developed for each of these types.