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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 abstract specification:
Departure for harmonization between different specifications
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.
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.