org.opengis.metadata.citation
Interface Citation


@UML(identifier="CI_Citation",
     specification=ISO_19115)
public interface Citation

Standardized resource reference.

Since:
GeoAPI 1.0

Method Summary
 Collection<? extends InternationalString> getAlternateTitles()
          Short name or other language name by which the cited information is known.
 Collection<? extends ResponsibleParty> getCitedResponsibleParties()
          Name and position information for an individual or organization that is responsible for the resource.
 InternationalString getCollectiveTitle()
          Common title with holdings note.
 Collection<? extends CitationDate> getDates()
          Reference date for the cited resource.
 InternationalString getEdition()
          Version of the cited resource.
 Date getEditionDate()
          Date of the edition, or null if none.
 Collection<? extends Identifier> getIdentifiers()
          Unique identifier for the resource.
 String getISBN()
          International Standard Book Number, or null if none.
 String getISSN()
          International Standard Serial Number, or null if none.
 InternationalString getOtherCitationDetails()
          Other information required to complete the citation that is not recorded elsewhere.
 Collection<PresentationForm> getPresentationForms()
          Mode in which the resource is represented, or an empty string if none.
 Series getSeries()
          Information about the series, or aggregate dataset, of which the dataset is a part.
 InternationalString getTitle()
          Name by which the cited resource is known.
 

Method Detail

getTitle

@Profile(level=CORE)
@UML(identifier="title",
     obligation=MANDATORY,
     specification=ISO_19115)
InternationalString getTitle()
Name by which the cited resource is known.

Returns:
The cited resource name.

getAlternateTitles

@UML(identifier="alternateTitle",
     obligation=OPTIONAL,
     specification=ISO_19115)
Collection<? extends InternationalString> getAlternateTitles()
Short name or other language name by which the cited information is known. Example: "DCW" as an alternative title for "Digital Chart of the World".

Returns:
Other names for the resource, or an empty collection if none.

getDates

@Profile(level=CORE)
@UML(identifier="date",
     obligation=MANDATORY,
     specification=ISO_19115)
Collection<? extends CitationDate> getDates()
Reference date for the cited resource.

Returns:
The reference date.

getEdition

@UML(identifier="edition",
     obligation=OPTIONAL,
     specification=ISO_19115)
InternationalString getEdition()
Version of the cited resource.

Returns:
The version, or null if none.

getEditionDate

@UML(identifier="editionDate",
     obligation=OPTIONAL,
     specification=ISO_19115)
Date getEditionDate()
Date of the edition, or null if none.

Warning: The return type of this method may change in GeoAPI 3.1 release. It may be replaced by a type matching more closely either ISO 19108 (Temporal Schema) or ISO 19103.

Returns:
The edition date, or null if none.

getIdentifiers

@UML(identifier="identifier",
     obligation=OPTIONAL,
     specification=ISO_19115)
Collection<? extends Identifier> getIdentifiers()
Unique identifier for the resource. Example: Universal Product Code (UPC), National Stock Number (NSN).

Returns:
The identifiers, or an empty collection if none.

getCitedResponsibleParties

@UML(identifier="citedResponsibleParty",
     obligation=OPTIONAL,
     specification=ISO_19115)
Collection<? extends ResponsibleParty> getCitedResponsibleParties()
Name and position information for an individual or organization that is responsible for the resource. Returns an empty string if there is none.

Returns:
The individual or organization that is responsible, or an empty collection if none.

getPresentationForms

@UML(identifier="presentationForm",
     obligation=OPTIONAL,
     specification=ISO_19115)
Collection<PresentationForm> getPresentationForms()
Mode in which the resource is represented, or an empty string if none.

Returns:
The presentation mode, or an empty collection if none.

getSeries

@UML(identifier="series",
     obligation=OPTIONAL,
     specification=ISO_19115)
Series getSeries()
Information about the series, or aggregate dataset, of which the dataset is a part. Returns null if none.

Returns:
The series of which the dataset is a part, or null if none.

getOtherCitationDetails

@UML(identifier="otherCitationDetails",
     obligation=OPTIONAL,
     specification=ISO_19115)
InternationalString getOtherCitationDetails()
Other information required to complete the citation that is not recorded elsewhere. Returns null if none.

Returns:
Other details, or null if none.

getCollectiveTitle

@UML(identifier="collectiveTitle",
     obligation=OPTIONAL,
     specification=ISO_19115)
InternationalString getCollectiveTitle()
Common title with holdings note. Note: title identifies elements of a series collectively, combined with information about what volumes are available at the source cited. Returns null if there is no title.

Returns:
The common title, or null if none.

getISBN

@UML(identifier="ISBN",
     obligation=OPTIONAL,
     specification=ISO_19115)
String getISBN()
International Standard Book Number, or null if none.

Returns:
The ISBN, or null if none.

getISSN

@UML(identifier="ISSN",
     obligation=OPTIONAL,
     specification=ISO_19115)
String getISSN()
International Standard Serial Number, or null if none.

Returns:
The ISSN, or null if none.


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