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Originating Center


The <Originating_Center> is the data center or data producer who originally generated the dataset.



  • The <Originating_Center> field may contain 1 to 240 characters from the UTF-8 character set.
  • An acronym to identify the originating data center or data producer is sufficient.
  • The <Originating_Center> is recommended and may not be repeated.

<Originating_Center>GES-DISC DAAC</Originating_Center>


This document should be cited as:
Directory Interchange Format (DIF) Writer's Guide, 2018.
Global Change Master Directory.
National Aeronautics and Space Administration.

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