What Is Clearinghouse
Clearinghouse is a physical repository structure that collects, stores, and disseminates information, metadata, and data. It is a distributed system of servers located on the Internet which contain field-level descriptions of available digital spatial data and services. This descriptive information, known as metadata, is collected in a standard format to facilitate query and consistent presentation across multiple websites. Clearinghouse uses readily available Web technology for the publication and discovery of available geospatial resources through clearinghouse portal.