Interface AuthorityFactory

All Superinterfaces:
All Known Subinterfaces:
CoordinateOperationAuthorityFactory, CRSAuthorityFactory, CSAuthorityFactory, DatumAuthorityFactory
All Known Implementing Classes:

@UML(identifier="CS_CoordinateSystemAuthorityFactory", specification=OGC_01009) public interface AuthorityFactory extends Factory
Base interface for all authority factories. An authority is an organization that maintains definitions of authority codes. An authority code is a compact string defined by an authority to reference a particular spatial reference object.

For example, the European Petroleum Survey Group (EPSG) maintains a database of coordinate systems, and other spatial referencing objects, where each object has a code number ID. For example, the EPSG code for a WGS84 Lat/Lon coordinate system is “4326”.