Interface FeatureAssociationRole

  • All Superinterfaces:
    IdentifiedType, PropertyType

    public interface FeatureAssociationRole
    extends PropertyType
    Indicates the role played by the association between two features. In the area of geographic information, there exist multiple kinds of associations:
    • Aggregation represents associations between features which can exist even if the aggregate is destroyed.
    • Composition represents relationships where the owned features are destroyed together with the composite.
    • Spatial association represents spatial or topological relationships that may exist between features (e.g. “east of”).
    • Temporal association may represent for example a sequence of changes over time involving the replacement of some feature instances by other feature instances.
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