The purpose is to describe date/time characteristics of resources. This includes the following:
Temporal information is purposely separate from geospatial information because it will have to be searched over separately. Secondly, most of the standards metadata frameworks like FGDC, IMS and Dublin Core keep temporal and geospatial information separate.
To see more detailed information about individual metadata fields, the allowed number of field occurrences, controlled vocabularies or XML structures, please refer to the desired version number of the framework on the left-side navigation menu and then go to the See in XML section.
Last updated: 8 -22-03