Author Index File Metadata



Welcome to the Office of Geomatics metadata for the Author Index File.

This metadata was written using the Content Standards for Digital Geospatial Metadata, June 8, 1994 version, and released by the Federal Geographic Data Committee.

1.0 Identification Information:
basic information about the data set.
4.0 Spatial Reference Information:
description of the reference frame for and the means to encode the coordinates in the data set.
6.0 Distribution Information:
information about the distributor of and options for obtaining the data set
7.0 Metadata Reference Information:
information on the currentness of the metadata information, and the responsible party.

1.0 Identification Information:

1.1 Citation:
1.1.1 Originator: National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency
1.1.2 Publication Date: December 1995
1.1.4 Title: Author Index File
1.1.6 Geospatial Data Presentation Form: database
1.1.8 Publication Information:
1.1.8.1 Publication Place: St. Louis, Missouri
1.1.8.2 Publisher: National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency
1.2 Description:
1.2.1 Abstract: Bibliographical information related to National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency's gravity data file.
1.2.2 Purpose: The purpose of the Author Index File is simply to provide bibliographical data associated with the various gravity surveys which are contained in NGA's Point Gravity Anomaly (PGA) database.
1.3 Time Period of Content:
1.3.1 Range of Dates/Times: Dates range from approximately 1945 to present.
1.3.2 Currentness Reference: survey date
1.4 Status:
1.4.1 Progress: Complete
1.4.2 Maintenance and Update Frequency: Daily
1.5 Spatial Domain:
1.5.1 Bounding Coordinates:
1.5.1.1 West Bounding Coordinate: -180 degrees
1.5.1.2 East Bounding Coordinate: 180 degrees
1.5.1.3 North Bounding Coordinate: 90 degrees
1.5.1.4 South Bounding Coordinate: -90 degrees
1.6 Keywords:
1.6.1 Theme:
1.6.1.1 Theme Keyword Thesaurus: DoD Glossary of Mapping, Charting, and Geodetic Terms
1.6.1.2 Theme Keyword: AIF, Author Index File, Gravity sources, Gravity survey
1.7 Access Constraints: All requests for this data should be made to NGA, which is the sole authorized distributor.
1.8 Use Constraints: DoD. Upon release of this data NGA requires that copies not be made external to the receiving organization.
1.9 Points of Contact:
1.9.2 Contact Organization Primary:
1.9.2.1 Contact Organization: NGA Geospatial Sciences Division
1.9.2.2 Contact Person: Physical Geodesy Program Manager
1.9.3 Contact Position: Program Manager
1.9.4 Contact Address:
1.9.4.1 Address Type: mailing address
1.9.4.2 Address: 3838 Vogel Road L-41
1.9.4.3 City: St. Louis
1.9.4.4 State or Province: Missouri
1.9.4.5 Postal Code: 63010-6238
1.9.4.6 Country: United States of America
1.9.5 Contact Voice Telephone: (314) 676-4239 or DSN 846-4239
1.9.7 Contact Facsimile Telephone: (314) 676-4432 or DSN 846-4432
1.9.8 Contact Electronic Mail: gandg@nga.mil
1.9.9 Hours of Service: 0900-1500 Mon to Fri (Central Time)
1.12 Security Information:
1.12.1 Security Classification System: Department of Defense
1.12.2 Security Classification: SECRET
1.12.3 Security Handling Description: Not Applicable

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4.0 Spatial Reference Information

4.1 Horizontal Coordinate System Definition:
4.1.4 Geodetic Model:
4.1.4.2 Ellipsoid Name: World Geodetic System 1984
4.1.4.3 Semi-major Axis: 6378137
4.1.4.4 Altitude Encoding Method: 298.257223563

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6.0 Distribution Information:

6.1 Distributor:
6.1.2 Contact Organization Primary:
6.1.2.1 Contact Organization: NGA Geospatial Sciences Division
6.1.2.2 Contact Person: William Bakula
6.1.3 Contact Position: Geodesist
6.1.4 Contact Address:
6.1.4.1 Address Type: mailing address
6.1.4.2 Address: 3838 Vogel Road L-41
6.1.4.3 City: St. Louis
6.1.4.4 State or Province: Missouri
6.1.4.5 Postal Code: 63010-6238
6.1.4.6 Country: United States of America
6.1.5 Contact Voice Telephone: (314) 676-4239
6.1.9 Hours of Service: 0900-1500 Mon to Fri (Central Time)

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7.0 Metadata Reference Information:

7.1 Metadata Date: 1 December 1995
7.2 Metadata Review Date: 1 March 1998
7.3 Metadata Future Review Date: 1 March 1999
7.4 Metadata Contact:
7.4.1 Contact Person Primary:
7.4.1.1 Contact Person: Physical Geodesy Program Manager
7.4.1.2 Contact Organization: NGA Geospatial Sciences Division
7.4.3 Contact Position: Geodesist
7.4.4 Contact Address:
7.4.4.1 Address Type: mailing address
7.4.4.2 Address: 3838 Vogel Road L-41
7.4.4.3 City: St. Louis
7.4.4.4 State or Province: Missouri
7.4.4.5 Postal Code: 63010-6238
7.4.4.6 Country: United States of America
7.4.5 Contact Voice Telephone: (314)676-4239 or DSN846-4239
7.4.7 Contact Facsimile Telephone: (314)676-4432 or DSN846-4432
7.4.8 Contact Electronic Mail: gandg@nga.mil
7.4.9 Hours of Service: 0900-1500 Mon to Fri (Central Time)
7.5 Metadata Standard Name: FGDC Content Standards for Digital Geospatial Metadata
7.6 Metadata Standard Version: June 8, 1994
7.10 Metadata Security Information:
7.10.1 Metadata Security Classification System: Department of Defense
7.10.2 Metadata Security Classi fication: Unclassified
7.10.3 Metadata Security Handling Description: Not Applicable

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Point of Contact: Office of Geomatics / Geosciences Division
phone (314) 676-9123, DSN 846-9123
gandg@nga.mil

Document last modified September 15, 2014

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