Interface TemporalReferenceSystem

  • All Superinterfaces:
    IdentifiedObject, ReferenceSystem
    All Known Subinterfaces:
    Calendar, Clock, OrdinalReferenceSystem, TemporalCoordinateSystem

    @UML(identifier="TM_ReferenceSystem",
         specification=ISO_19108)
    public interface TemporalReferenceSystem
    extends ReferenceSystem
    Provides information about a temporal reference system.

    This interface is similar to ReferenceSytem and may be deprecated in the future. It is made available currently in order to *exactly* match this ISO 19108 specification with a "domain of validity" association to an Extent.

    • Field Summary

      • Fields inherited from interface IdentifiedObject

        ALIAS_KEY, IDENTIFIERS_KEY, NAME_KEY, REMARKS_KEY
      • Fields inherited from interface ReferenceSystem

        DOMAIN_OF_VALIDITY_KEY, SCOPE_KEY
    • Method Summary

      All Methods Instance Methods Abstract Methods 
      Modifier and Type Method Description
      Extent getDomainOfValidity()
      Returns the space and time within which the reference system is applicable.
      ReferenceIdentifier getName()
      Returns name that uniquely identifies the temporal reference system.
      • Methods inherited from interface IdentifiedObject

        getAlias, getIdentifiers, getRemarks, toWKT
      • Methods inherited from interface ReferenceSystem

        getScope
    • Method Detail

      • getName

        @UML(identifier="name",
             obligation=MANDATORY,
             specification=ISO_19108)
        ReferenceIdentifier getName()
        Returns name that uniquely identifies the temporal reference system. Currently returns MD_Identifier, which is defined in ISO 19115, while ISO 19108 requires that RS_Identifier (defined in ISO 19111 and http://www.opengis.org/docs/03-073r1.zip) is returned. From the looks of it, org.opengis.referencing.ReferenceSystem could also fit the bill.
        Specified by:
        getName in interface IdentifiedObject
        Returns:
        Identifier for the temporal reference system
      • getDomainOfValidity

        @UML(identifier="DomainOfValidity",
             obligation=MANDATORY,
             specification=ISO_19108)
        Extent getDomainOfValidity()
        Returns the space and time within which the reference system is applicable. The return type allows for describing both spatial and temporal extent. This attribute shall be used whenever an application schema includes TemporalPositions referenced to a reference system which has a valid extent that is less than the extent of a data set containing such values.

        Please note this is very similar to ReferenceSystem.getValidArea() from ISO 19115.

        Specified by:
        getDomainOfValidity in interface ReferenceSystem
        Returns:
        the space and time within which the reference system is applicable.