Metadata Mayhem: Documentation Developments for LiDAR and UAS Datasets
LiDAR and UAS datasets rapidly generate a monstrous amount of data. In an attempt to quell the data documentation nightmare, real world examples of both LiDAR and UAS metadata solutions will be discussed to answer the question “What is the best methodology for documenting vast amounts of data that suits the needs of both users and producers while simultaneously conforming to industry standards?” For LiDAR, USGS LiDAR Base Specification will be analyzed for transformation to ISO 19115 metadata and key sections will be dissected word for word. Potential metadata standards and documentation levels will be discussed for UAS datasets. The metadata mayhem will be mollified.