Learning all the ins and outs of the jargon associated with the field of data asset management can feel like learning another language. This non-exhaustive glossary is an important resource to guide you through the ever-changing field of data asset management.

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Master data Master data are authoritative data within an organisation. Master data describes resources that are cross-cutting to an organisation and can be linked to each other or to other sectoral resources.
Metadata A metadatum is a piece of data describing a dataset.
The term metadata is used to describe a set of metadata describing the same dataset.
Minimal geodata model According to the Swiss Geoinformation Act [RS 510.620], a minimum geodata model is a geodata model prescribed by the competent authority for an official geodata.
A minimum geodata model is a geodata exchange model.