Package org.opengis.geometry.primitive
Interface PrimitiveFactory

public interface PrimitiveFactory
A factory of primitive geometric objects. All primitives created through this interface will use the factory's coordinate reference system. Creating primitives in a different CRS may requires a different instance ofPrimitiveFactory
. Since:
 GeoAPI 1.0


Method Summary
All Methods Instance Methods Abstract Methods Modifier and Type Method Description Curve
createCurve(List<CurveSegment> segments)
Takes a list of curve segments with the appropriate endtostart relationships and creates a curve.Point
createPoint(double[] coordinates)
Creates a point at the specified location specified by coordinates.Point
createPoint(Position position)
Creates a point at the specified position.Primitive
createPrimitive(Envelope envelope)
Returns an envelope as a primitive.Ring
createRing(List<OrientableCurve> curves)
Constructs a ring out of its component curves.Solid
createSolid(SolidBoundary boundary)
Constructs a solid by indicating its boundary as a collection of shells organized into a solid boundary.Surface
createSurface(List<SurfacePatch> surfaces)
Takes a list of surface patches with the appropriate sidetoside relationships and creates a surface.Surface
createSurface(SurfaceBoundary boundary)
Constructs a surface by indicating its boundary as a collection of curves organized into the specified surface boundary.SurfaceBoundary
createSurfaceBoundary(Ring exterior, List<Ring> interiors)
Constructs a new surface boundary object representing the boundary of a twodimensional surface.CoordinateReferenceSystem
getCoordinateReferenceSystem()
Returns the coordinate reference system in use for all primitive geometric objects to be created through this interface.



Method Detail

getCoordinateReferenceSystem
CoordinateReferenceSystem getCoordinateReferenceSystem()
Returns the coordinate reference system in use for all primitive geometric objects to be created through this interface.

createPrimitive
@UML(identifier="GM_Primitive(GM_Envelope)", obligation=MANDATORY, specification=ISO_19107) Primitive createPrimitive(Envelope envelope) throws MismatchedReferenceSystemException, MismatchedDimensionException
Returns an envelope as a primitive. An envelope will often be used in query operations, and therefore must have a cast operation that returns a geometry. The actual return of the operation depends upon the dimension of the coordinate reference system and the extent of the envelope. In a 2D system, the primitive returned will be a surface (if the envelope does not collapse to a point or line). In 3D systems, the usual return is a solid.EXAMPLE: In the case where the envelope is totally contained in the domain of validity of its coordinate reference system object, its associated primitive is the convex hull of the various permutations of the coordinates in the corners. For example, suppose that a particular envelope in 2D is defined as:
(we ignore the CRS below, assuming that it is a global variable), then we can take the various permutations of the ordinate values to create a list of polygon corners:lowerCorner = (x1, y1) upperCorner = (x2, y2)
If we then apply the convex hull function to the multi point, we get a polygon as a surface. The extent of a polygon in 2D is totally defined by its boundary (internal surface patches are planar and do not need interior control points) which gives us a data type to represent surface in 2D:MultiPoint
= { (x1, y1), (x1, y2), (x2, y1), (x2, y2) }
So that the surface boundary record contains the abovecited exterior ring, and an empty set of interior rings (convex sets have no "interior" holes).Ring
= {LineString
= { (x1, y1), (x1, y2), (x2, y2), (x2, y1), (x1, y1)} } Throws:
MismatchedReferenceSystemException
 if geometric objects given in argument don't use compatible coordinate reference system.MismatchedDimensionException
 if geometric objects given in argument don't have the expected dimension.

createPoint
Point createPoint(double[] coordinates) throws MismatchedDimensionException
Creates a point at the specified location specified by coordinates. Throws:
MismatchedDimensionException
 if geometric objects given in argument don't have the expected dimension.

createPoint
@UML(identifier="GM_Point(GM_Position)", obligation=MANDATORY, specification=ISO_19107) Point createPoint(Position position) throws MismatchedReferenceSystemException, MismatchedDimensionException
Creates a point at the specified position. Throws:
MismatchedReferenceSystemException
 if geometric objects given in argument don't use compatible coordinate reference system.MismatchedDimensionException
 if geometric objects given in argument don't have the expected dimension.

createCurve
@UML(identifier="GM_Curve(GM_CurveSegment[1..n])", obligation=MANDATORY, specification=ISO_19107) Curve createCurve(List<CurveSegment> segments) throws MismatchedReferenceSystemException, MismatchedDimensionException
Takes a list of curve segments with the appropriate endtostart relationships and creates a curve. Throws:
MismatchedReferenceSystemException
 if geometric objects given in argument don't use compatible coordinate reference system.MismatchedDimensionException
 if geometric objects given in argument don't have the expected dimension.

createSurface
@UML(identifier="GM_Surface(GM_SurfacePatch[1..n])", obligation=MANDATORY, specification=ISO_19107) Surface createSurface(List<SurfacePatch> surfaces) throws MismatchedReferenceSystemException, MismatchedDimensionException
Takes a list of surface patches with the appropriate sidetoside relationships and creates a surface. Throws:
MismatchedReferenceSystemException
 if geometric objects given in argument don't use compatible coordinate reference system.MismatchedDimensionException
 if geometric objects given in argument don't have the expected dimension.

createSurface
@UML(identifier="GM_Surface(GM_SurfaceBoundary)", obligation=MANDATORY, specification=ISO_19107) Surface createSurface(SurfaceBoundary boundary) throws MismatchedReferenceSystemException, MismatchedDimensionException
Constructs a surface by indicating its boundary as a collection of curves organized into the specified surface boundary. This method is guaranteed to work always in 2D coordinate spaces, In 3D coordinate spaces, this method shall require all of the defining boundary curve instances to be coplanar (lie in a single plane) which will define the surface interior. Throws:
MismatchedReferenceSystemException
 if geometric objects given in argument don't use compatible coordinate reference system.MismatchedDimensionException
 if geometric objects given in argument don't have the expected dimension.

createSurfaceBoundary
SurfaceBoundary createSurfaceBoundary(Ring exterior, List<Ring> interiors) throws MismatchedReferenceSystemException, MismatchedDimensionException
Constructs a new surface boundary object representing the boundary of a twodimensional surface. Parameters:
exterior
 In the normal 2D case, this identifies the curve that is the exterior curve of the surface. In cases where an exterior cannot be unambiguously chosen (a bounded cylinder, for example), this parameter may be null.interiors
 All of the curve components of the boundary that are not the exterior. Throws:
MismatchedReferenceSystemException
 if geometric objects given in argument don't use a coordinate reference system compatible with the one held by this factory.MismatchedDimensionException
 if geometric objects given in argument don't have the expected dimension.

createSolid
@UML(identifier="GM_Solid(GM_SolidBoundary)", obligation=MANDATORY, specification=ISO_19107) Solid createSolid(SolidBoundary boundary) throws MismatchedReferenceSystemException, MismatchedDimensionException
Constructs a solid by indicating its boundary as a collection of shells organized into a solid boundary. Since this specification is limited to 3dimensional coordinate reference systems, any solid is definable by its boundary. Throws:
MismatchedReferenceSystemException
 if geometric objects given in argument don't use compatible coordinate reference system.MismatchedDimensionException
 if geometric objects given in argument don't have the expected dimension.

createRing
Ring createRing(List<OrientableCurve> curves) throws MismatchedReferenceSystemException, MismatchedDimensionException
Constructs a ring out of its component curves. Parameters:
curves
 The list of curves that comprise the newly created Ring. These curves must connect to form a continuous curve whose start point is the same as its end point. Throws:
MismatchedReferenceSystemException
 if geometric objects given in argument don't use compatible coordinate reference system.MismatchedDimensionException
 if geometric objects given in argument don't have the expected dimension.

