Type for citing a resource and information about the responsible party. The resource can be a dataset, feature, source, publication, etc. The responsible party contains the identity of person(s), and/or position, and/or organization(s) associated with the resource. The address contains the location of the responsible person or organization.
Metadata object are described in the OpenGIS® Metadata (Topic 11) specification. The following table shows the class hierarchy, together with a partial view of aggregation hierarchy:
|Class hierarchy||Aggregation hierarchy|
ISO 19115 object ├─ Citation ├─ CitationDate ├─ Responsibility ├─ Party «abstract» │ ├─ Individual │ └─ Organisation ├─ Contact ├─ Telephone ├─ Address ├─ OnlineResource └─ Series CodeList ├─ DateType ├─ OnLineFunction ├─ PresentationForm └─ Role
Citation ├─ CitationDate │ └─ DateType «code list» ├─ Responsibility │ ├─ Party «abstract» │ │ └─ Contact │ │ ├─ Telephone │ │ ├─ Address │ │ └─ OnlineResource │ │ └─ OnLineFunction «code list» │ └─ Role «code list» ├─ PresentationForm «code list» └─ Series
Interface Summary Interface Description AddressLocation of the responsible individual or organization. CitationStandardized resource reference. CitationDateReference date and event used to describe it. ContactInformation required to enable contact with the responsible person and/or organization. IndividualInformation about the party if the party is an individual. OnlineResourceInformation about on-line sources from which the dataset, specification, or community profile name and extended metadata elements can be obtained. OrganisationInformation about the party if the party is an organisation. PartyInformation about the individual and / or organisation of the party. ResponsibilityInformation about the party and their role. ResponsibleParty Deprecated. SeriesInformation about the series, or aggregate dataset, to which a dataset belongs. TelephoneTelephone numbers for contacting the responsible individual or organization.
Class Summary Class Description DateTypeIdentification of when a given event occurred OnLineFunctionClass of information to which the referencing entity applies. PresentationFormMode in which the data is represented. RoleFunction performed by the responsible party. TelephoneTypeType of telephone.