org.opengis.metadata.distribution
Interface Format


@UML(identifier="MD_Format",
     specification=ISO_19115)
public interface Format

Description of the computer language construct that specifies the representation of data objects in a record, file, message, storage device or transmission channel.

Since:
GeoAPI 2.0

Method Summary
 InternationalString getAmendmentNumber()
          Amendment number of the format version.
 InternationalString getFileDecompressionTechnique()
          Recommendations of algorithms or processes that can be applied to read or expand resources to which compression techniques have been applied.
 Collection<? extends Distributor> getFormatDistributors()
          Provides information about the distributor's format.
 InternationalString getName()
          Name of the data transfer format(s).
 InternationalString getSpecification()
          Name of a subset, profile, or product specification of the format.
 InternationalString getVersion()
          Version of the format (date, number, etc).
 

Method Detail

getName

@Profile(level=CORE)
@UML(identifier="name",
     obligation=MANDATORY,
     specification=ISO_19115)
InternationalString getName()
Name of the data transfer format(s).

Returns:
Name of the data transfer format(s).

getVersion

@Profile(level=CORE)
@UML(identifier="version",
     obligation=MANDATORY,
     specification=ISO_19115)
InternationalString getVersion()
Version of the format (date, number, etc).

Returns:
Version of the format.

getAmendmentNumber

@UML(identifier="amendmentNumber",
     obligation=OPTIONAL,
     specification=ISO_19115)
InternationalString getAmendmentNumber()
Amendment number of the format version.

Returns:
Amendment number of the format version, or null.

getSpecification

@UML(identifier="specification",
     obligation=OPTIONAL,
     specification=ISO_19115)
InternationalString getSpecification()
Name of a subset, profile, or product specification of the format.

Returns:
Name of a subset, profile, or product specification of the format, or null.

getFileDecompressionTechnique

@UML(identifier="fileDecompressionTechnique",
     obligation=OPTIONAL,
     specification=ISO_19115)
InternationalString getFileDecompressionTechnique()
Recommendations of algorithms or processes that can be applied to read or expand resources to which compression techniques have been applied.

Returns:
Processes that can be applied to read resources to which compression techniques have been applied, or null.

getFormatDistributors

@UML(identifier="formatDistributor",
     obligation=OPTIONAL,
     specification=ISO_19115)
Collection<? extends Distributor> getFormatDistributors()
Provides information about the distributor's format.

Returns:
Information about the distributor's format.


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