org.opengis.metadata
Interface ExtendedElementInformation


@UML(identifier="MD_ExtendedElementInformation",
     specification=ISO_19115)
public interface ExtendedElementInformation

New metadata element, not found in ISO 19115, which is required to describe geographic data.

Since:
GeoAPI 2.0

Method Summary
 InternationalString getCondition()
          Condition under which the extended element is mandatory.
 Datatype getDataType()
          Code which identifies the kind of value provided in the extended element.
 InternationalString getDefinition()
          Definition of the extended element.
 Integer getDomainCode()
          Three digit code assigned to the extended element.
 InternationalString getDomainValue()
          Valid values that can be assigned to the extended element.
 Integer getMaximumOccurrence()
          Maximum occurrence of the extended element.
 String getName()
          Name of the extended metadata element.
 Obligation getObligation()
          Obligation of the extended element.
 Collection<String> getParentEntity()
          Name of the metadata entity(s) under which this extended metadata element may appear.
 Collection<? extends InternationalString> getRationales()
          Reason for creating the extended element.
 InternationalString getRule()
          Specifies how the extended element relates to other existing elements and entities.
 String getShortName()
          Short form suitable for use in an implementation method such as XML or SGML.
 Collection<? extends ResponsibleParty> getSources()
          Name of the person or organization creating the extended element.
 

Method Detail

getName

@UML(identifier="name",
     obligation=MANDATORY,
     specification=ISO_19115)
String getName()
Name of the extended metadata element.

Returns:
Name of the extended metadata element.

getShortName

@UML(identifier="shortName",
     obligation=CONDITIONAL,
     specification=ISO_19115)
String getShortName()
Short form suitable for use in an implementation method such as XML or SGML. Returns null if the data type is code list element, in which case getDomainCode() may be used instead.

Returns:
Short form suitable for use in an implementation method such as XML or SGML, or null.
Condition:
Data type not equal CODE_LIST_ELEMENT.

getDomainCode

@UML(identifier="domainCode",
     obligation=CONDITIONAL,
     specification=ISO_19115)
Integer getDomainCode()
Three digit code assigned to the extended element. Returns a non-null value only if the data type is code list element, in which case getShortName() may be used instead.

Returns:
Three digit code assigned to the extended element, or null.
Condition:
Data type not equal CODE_LIST_ELEMENT.

getDefinition

@UML(identifier="definition",
     obligation=MANDATORY,
     specification=ISO_19115)
InternationalString getDefinition()
Definition of the extended element.

Returns:
Definition of the extended element.

getObligation

@UML(identifier="obligation",
     obligation=CONDITIONAL,
     specification=ISO_19115)
Obligation getObligation()
Obligation of the extended element.

Returns:
Obligation of the extended element, or null.
Condition:
Data type not equal CODE_LIST or ENUMERATION or CODE_LIST_ELEMENT.

getCondition

@UML(identifier="condition",
     obligation=CONDITIONAL,
     specification=ISO_19115)
InternationalString getCondition()
Condition under which the extended element is mandatory. Returns a non-null value only if the obligation is conditional.

Returns:
The condition under which the extended element is mandatory, or null.
Condition:
Obligation equals CONDITIONAL.

getDataType

@UML(identifier="dataType",
     obligation=MANDATORY,
     specification=ISO_19115)
Datatype getDataType()
Code which identifies the kind of value provided in the extended element.

Returns:
The kind of value provided in the extended element.

getMaximumOccurrence

@UML(identifier="maximumOccurrence",
     obligation=CONDITIONAL,
     specification=ISO_19115)
Integer getMaximumOccurrence()
Maximum occurrence of the extended element. Returns null if it doesn't apply, for example if the data type is enumeration, code list or code list element.

Returns:
Maximum occurrence of the extended element, or null.

getDomainValue

@UML(identifier="domainValue",
     obligation=CONDITIONAL,
     specification=ISO_19115)
InternationalString getDomainValue()
Valid values that can be assigned to the extended element. Returns null if it doesn't apply, for example if the data type is enumeration, code list or code list element.

Returns:
Valid values that can be assigned to the extended element, or null.
Condition:
Data type not ENUMERATION, CODE_LIST or CODE_LIST_ELEMENT.

getParentEntity

@UML(identifier="parentEntity",
     obligation=MANDATORY,
     specification=ISO_19115)
Collection<String> getParentEntity()
Name of the metadata entity(s) under which this extended metadata element may appear. The name(s) may be standard metadata element(s) or other extended metadata element(s).

Returns:
Name of the metadata entity(s) under which this extended metadata element may appear.

getRule

@UML(identifier="rule",
     obligation=MANDATORY,
     specification=ISO_19115)
InternationalString getRule()
Specifies how the extended element relates to other existing elements and entities.

Returns:
How the extended element relates to other existing elements and entities.

getRationales

@UML(identifier="rationale",
     obligation=OPTIONAL,
     specification=ISO_19115)
Collection<? extends InternationalString> getRationales()
Reason for creating the extended element.

Returns:
Reason for creating the extended element.

getSources

@UML(identifier="source",
     obligation=MANDATORY,
     specification=ISO_19115)
Collection<? extends ResponsibleParty> getSources()
Name of the person or organization creating the extended element.

Returns:
Name of the person or organization creating the extended element.


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