Office Hours:
9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Monday through Friday
Except holidays

Office Location:
929 Lakeridge Drive SW
Suite 216
Olympia, WA 98502
Directions to GeoData

Contact Information:
Phone: (360) 754-4594
E-mail: geodata@co.thurston.wa.us

Mailing Address:
2000 Lakeridge Drive SW
Olympia, WA 98502

Metadata

General Metadata Information

Metadata is "data about the data" and identify the origin, content, quality, and other pertinent characteristics about the electronic data. Metadata for electronic data are similar to the legend on a paper map. Without metadata, some of the value of the electronic spatial data is lost. Several sites have a wealth of information to help one understand, generate, and review metadata. Here is a link to a primer site:
NSGIS Metadata Primer

Metadata Clearinghouse Node

Washington State Geospatial Clearinghouse Node