Interface ParameterValueGroup

All Superinterfaces:
GeneralParameterValue

@UML(identifier="CC_ParameterValueGroup", specification=ISO_19111) public interface ParameterValueGroup extends GeneralParameterValue
A group of related parameter values.

The same group can be repeated more than once in an coordinate operation or higher level ParameterValueGroup, if those instances contain different values of one or more ParameterValues which suitably distinguish among those groups.

The methods adapted from the ISO 19111 standard are getDescriptor() and values(). Other methods (except clone()) are convenience methods:

Design note: there is no parameters(String) method returning a list of parameter values because the ISO 19111 standard fixes the ParameterValue maximum occurrence to 1.
Since:
1.0
See Also:
  • Method Details

    • getDescriptor

      The abstract definition of this group of parameters.
      Specified by:
      getDescriptor in interface GeneralParameterValue
      Returns:
      the abstract definition of this parameter or group of parameters.
      Departure from OGC/ISO abstract specification:
      Change of name without change in functionality The ISO name was "group". GeoAPI uses "descriptor" instead in order to override the getDescriptor() generic method provided in the parent interface. In addition the "descriptor" name makes more apparent that this method returns an abstract definition of parameters - not their actual values - and is consistent with usage in other Java libraries like the Java Advanced Imaging library.
    • values

      Returns all values in this group. The returned list may or may not be unmodifiable; this is implementation-dependent. However, if some aspects of this list are modifiable, then any modification shall be reflected back into this ParameterValueGroup. More specifically:
      Returns:
      the values in this group.
    • parameter

      Returns the value in this group for the specified identifier code. This method performs the following choice:
      • If this group contains a parameter value of the given name, then that parameter is returned.
      • Otherwise if a descriptor of the given name exists, then a new ParameterValue instance is created, added to this group and returned.
      • Otherwise a ParameterNotFoundException is thrown.

      This convenience method provides a way to get and set parameter values by name. For example the following idiom fetches a floating point value for the "False northing" parameter:

      double northing = parameter("False northing").doubleValue();
      The following idiom sets a floating point value for the "False easting" parameter:
      parameter("False easting").setValue(500000.0);
      This method does not search recursively in subgroups. This is because more than one subgroup may exist for the same descriptor. The user have to query all subgroups and select explicitly the appropriate one to use.
      Parameters:
      name - the case insensitive identifier code of the parameter to search for.
      Returns:
      the parameter value for the given identifier code.
      Throws:
      ParameterNotFoundException - if there is no parameter value for the given identifier code.
      Departure from OGC/ISO abstract specification:
      Extension for convenience without introduction of new functionality This method is not part of the ISO specification. It has been added in an attempt to make this interface easier to use.
    • groups

      Returns all subgroups with the specified name. Groups are listed in the order they were added by calls to addGroup(String).

      This method does not create new groups: if the requested group is optional (i.e. minimumOccurs == 0) and no value were defined previously, then this method returns an empty list.

      Parameters:
      name - the case insensitive identifier code of the parameter group to search for.
      Returns:
      the list of all parameter group for the given identifier code, in insertion order.
      Throws:
      ParameterNotFoundException - if no descriptor was found for the given name.
      Departure from OGC/ISO abstract specification:
      Extension for convenience without introduction of new functionality This method is not part of the ISO specification. It has been added for ease of use.
    • addGroup

      Creates a new subgroup of the specified name, and adds it to the list of subgroups. The specified name shall be the identifier code of a descriptor group which is a child of this group.

      There is no removeGroup(String) method. To remove a group, users can inspect the groups(String) or values() list, decide which occurrences to remove if there is many of them for the same name, and whether to iterate recursively into sub-groups or not.

      Parameters:
      name - the case insensitive identifier code of the parameter group to create.
      Returns:
      a newly created parameter group for the given identifier code.
      Throws:
      ParameterNotFoundException - if no descriptor was found for the given name.
      InvalidParameterCardinalityException - if this parameter group already contains the maximum number of occurences of subgroups of the given name.
      IllegalStateException - if the group can not be added for an other reason.
      Departure from OGC/ISO abstract specification:
      Extension for convenience without introduction of new functionality This method is not part of the ISO specification. It has been added for ease of use.
    • clone

      Returns a copy of this group of parameter values. Included parameter values and subgroups are cloned recursively.
      Specified by:
      clone in interface GeneralParameterValue
      Returns:
      a copy of this group of parameter values.