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Watershed Boundary Dataset (WBD) Metadata

   Metadata for the Watershed Boundary Dataset (WBD) must meet Federal Geographic Data Committee (FGDC) standards.

Resources and Links for Creating Watershed Boundary Dataset Metadata

These documents are compressed ZIP files.

  • WBD metadata template (ZIP; Revised: April 2009; Size: 30 KB)
    The WBD metadata template meets WBD guidelines and includes a text file with definitions that must be provided by states submitting WBD's for national review and a "readme" file with instructions.
  • Geospatial Metadata Validation Service
    A website provided by the USGS Geoscience Data Catalog that checks your metadata file online using mp (metadata parser).
  • MP Parser  (ZIP; 125.1 KB)
    MP Parser is a metadata parser used to verify that metadata are FGDC compliant.  The ZIP file contains cns.exe and mp.exe files. The cns.exe file is a pre-parser, and the mp.exe file is a parser to verify that metadata are FGDC compliant.