Information concerning the distributor of, and options for obtaining, a resource.
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 ├─ Distribution ├─ Distributor ├─ Medium ├─ Format ├─ StandardOrderProcess ├─ DigitalTransferOptions └─ DataFile CodeList ├─ MediumName └─ MediumFormat
Distribution ├─ Format ├─ Distributor │ └─ StandardOrderProcess └─ DigitalTransferOptions └─ Medium ├─ MediumName «code list» └─ MediumFormat «code list» DataFile
Interface Summary Interface Description DataFileDescription of a transfer data file. DigitalTransferOptionsTechnical means and media by which a resource is obtained from the distributor. DistributionInformation about the distributor of and options for obtaining the resource. DistributorInformation about the distributor. FormatDescription of the computer language construct that specifies the representation of data objects in a record, file, message, storage device or transmission channel. MediumInformation about the media on which the resource can be stored or distributed. StandardOrderProcessCommon ways in which the resource may be obtained or received, and related instructions and fee information.