The fields in the NHDMetadata table are:

 

ObjectID – The ObjectID field is maintained by ArcGIS and guarantees a unique ID for each row in the table.

 

Meta_ProcessID - The Meta_ProcessID is assigned by the NHD Update Tools when the data is edited. This field allows for the NHDMetadata table to be related to the FeaturetoMetadata table.

 

ProcessDescription - A detailed description of the work completed

ProcessDate - The date a feature was edited, which is typically the day the metadata was created.

 

AttributeAccuracyreport -  Describes the accuracy of the attribute information in the dataset including, identification of the verification tests used, the testing methodology, the results obtained, and any other information vital to describing accuracy.

 

LogicalConsistencyReport -  Explains the test method and results used to determine how "clean" the data is.

 

CompletenessReport - Information about feature inclusion or feature omission criteria used to derive the dataset.

 

HorizPositionalAccuracyReport - Describe the horizontal accuracy of the coordinates and the test method used to verify that accuracy.

 

VertPositionalAccuracyReport - Describe the vertical accuracy of the coordinates and the test method used to verify that accuracy.

 

MetadataStandardName - Name of the metadata used to document the dataset.  For the NHD, use FGDC Content Standard for Digital Geospatial Metadata, Vers. 2.

 

MetadataStandardVersion -  Version of the metadata standard used to document the dataset.  For the NHD, use FGDC-STD-001-1998.

 

MetadataDate - The date the metadata was created or last updated.

 

DataSetCredit -  Identifies those who contributed to the dataset.  You can enter a new value or choose one from the list of stored values.

 

ContactOrganization - contains fields that should have the name of the organization and the contact information of the individual who is editing the NHD, or the information of an individual who can answer questions regarding the metadata and editing process.

 

AddressType - Indicates a Physical mailing location

 

Address - The address of the organization responsible for the feature edit.

 

City - The city of the organization responsible for the feature edit.

 

StateOrProvince - The State or Province of the organization responsible for the feature edit.

 

PostalCode -The Postal Code of the organization responsible for the feature edit.

 

ContactVoiceTelephone - The contact telephone number of the organization responsible for the feature edit.

 

ContactInstructions - The contact instructions for reaching the organization responsible for the feature edit.

 

ContactEmailAddress - The email address for the organization responsible for the feature edit.