Interface SolidBoundary

  • All Superinterfaces:
    Boundary, Complex, Geometry, PrimitiveBoundary, TransfiniteSet

    @UML(identifier="GM_SolidBoundary",
         specification=ISO_19107)
    public interface SolidBoundary
    extends PrimitiveBoundary
    The boundary of solids. Solid boundaries are similar to surface boundaries. In normal 3-dimensional Euclidean space, one shell is distinguished as the exterior. In the more general case, this is not always possible.
    Note: An alternative use of solids with no external shell would be to define "complements" of finite solids. These infinite solids would have only interior boundaries. If this specification is extended to 4D Euclidean space, or if 3D compact manifolds are used (probably not in geographic information), then other examples of bounded solids without exterior boundaries are possible.
    Since:
    GeoAPI 1.0
    See Also:
    SurfaceBoundary
    • Method Detail

      • getExterior

        @UML(identifier="exterior",
             obligation=MANDATORY,
             specification=ISO_19107)
        Shell getExterior()
        Returns the exterior shell, or null if none.
        Returns:
        the exterior shell, or null.
      • getInteriors

        @UML(identifier="interior",
             obligation=MANDATORY,
             specification=ISO_19107)
        Shell[] getInteriors()
        Returns the interior shells.
        Returns:
        the interior shells. Never null, but may be an empty array.