org.opengis.util
Interface Factory

All Known Subinterfaces:
AuthorityFactory, CoordinateOperationAuthorityFactory, CoordinateOperationFactory, CRSAuthorityFactory, CRSFactory, CSAuthorityFactory, CSFactory, DatumAuthorityFactory, DatumFactory, MathTransformFactory, ObjectFactory

public interface Factory

Base interface for all factories. Factories can be grouped in two categories:

Since:
GeoAPI 1.0
Departure from OGC/ISO specification:
This interface is not part of the OGC specification. It is added for uniformity, in order to provide a common base class for all factories.

Method Summary
 Citation getVendor()
          Returns the vendor responsible for creating this factory implementation.
 

Method Detail

getVendor

Citation getVendor()
Returns the vendor responsible for creating this factory implementation. Many implementations may be available for the same factory interface. Implementations can be managed by a service loader.

Returns:
The vendor for this factory implementation.


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