- All Known Subinterfaces:
public interface Factory
Base interface for all factories. Factories can be grouped in two categories:
- Authority factories
creates objects from a compact string defined by an authority.
- Object factories
allows applications to make objects that cannot be created by an authority
Object factories are very flexible, whereas the authority factories are easier to use.
Departure from OGC/ISO specification:
This interface is not part of the OGC specification. It is added for uniformity,
in order to provide a common base class for all factories.
Returns the vendor responsible for creating this factory implementation. Many implementations
may be available for the same factory interface. Implementations can be managed by a
- the vendor for this factory implementation.