Interface GridCoverageResource

public interface GridCoverageResource extends DataSet
Access to data values in a ndimensional grid. A coverage is a kind of function with the following properties: The function input is a position valid in the coverage domain. In the particular case of
GridCoverage
, the domain is described by a grid geometry.  The function output is a record of values in the coverage range. In the particular case of
GridCoverage
, the range is described by a list of sample dimensions.
Aggregate
if a single file can provide many rasters. Since:
 1.0
Defined in the
sisstorage
module  The function input is a position valid in the coverage domain. In the particular case of


Method Summary
All Methods Instance Methods Abstract Methods Modifier and Type Method Description GridGeometry
getGridGeometry()
Returns the valid extent of grid coordinates together with the conversion from those grid coordinates to real world coordinates.List<SampleDimension>
getSampleDimensions()
Returns the ranges of sample values together with the conversion from samples to real values.GridCoverage
read(GridGeometry domain, int... range)
Loads a subset of the grid coverage represented by this resource.
Methods inherited from interface DataSet
getEnvelope

Methods inherited from interface Resource
addListener, getIdentifier, getMetadata, removeListener




Method Detail

getGridGeometry
GridGeometry getGridGeometry() throws DataStoreException
Returns the valid extent of grid coordinates together with the conversion from those grid coordinates to real world coordinates. A grid geometry contains the following information: The minimum and maximum grid coordinates as integers (the Grid Extent). The minimum coordinates are typically (0,0, …, 0) but not necessarily.
 The minimum and maximum "real world" coordinates (the Envelope). Those coordinates are typically, but not necessarily, latitudes and longitudes or projected coordinates, together with altitudes and dates.
 A description of the datum and axes of above "real world" coordinates (the Coordinate Reference System).
 The conversion from grid coordinates to "real world" coordinates. This conversion is often, but not necessarily, a linear relationship. Axis order or direction may be changed by the conversion. For example row indices may be increasing toward down while latitude coordinates are increasing toward up.
 An estimation of grid resolution for each "real world" axis.
read(null).getGridGeometry()
. However the grid geometry returned by this method is allowed to be only approximate if computing accurate information would be prohibitively expensive, or if the grid geometry depends on the exact argument value given to theread(…)
method. At least, the number of dimensions should match. Returns:
 extent of grid coordinates together with their mapping to "real world" coordinates.
 Throws:
DataStoreException
 if an error occurred while reading definitions from the underlying data store. See Also:
GridCoverage.getGridGeometry()

getSampleDimensions
List<SampleDimension> getSampleDimensions() throws DataStoreException
Returns the ranges of sample values together with the conversion from samples to real values. Sample dimensions contain the following information: The range of valid sample values, typically but not necessarily as positive integers.
 A transfer function for converting sample values to real values, for example measurements of a geophysics phenomenon. The transfer function is typically defined by a scale factor and an offset, but is not restricted to such linear equations.
 The units of measurement of "real world" values after their conversions from sample values.
 The sample values reserved for missing values.
The list returned by this method should be equal to the list returned by
read(null).getSampleDimensions()
. However the sample dimensions returned by this method is allowed to be only approximate if computing accurate information would be prohibitively expensive, or if the sample dimensions depend on thedomain
argument (area of interest) given to theread(…)
method. At least, the number of sample dimensions should match. Returns:
 ranges of sample values together with their mapping to "real values".
 Throws:
DataStoreException
 if an error occurred while reading definitions from the underlying data store. See Also:
GridCoverage.getSampleDimensions()

read
GridCoverage read(GridGeometry domain, int... range) throws DataStoreException
Loads a subset of the grid coverage represented by this resource. If a nonnull grid geometry is specified, then this method will try to return a grid coverage matching the given grid geometry on a besteffort basis; the coverage actually returned may have a different resolution, cover a different area in a different CRS, etc. The general contract is that the returned coverage should not contain less data than a coverage matching exactly the given geometry.The returned coverage shall contain the exact set of sample dimensions specified by the
range
argument, in the specified order (the "besteffort basis" flexibility applies only to the grid geometry, not to the range). Allrange
values shall be between 0 inclusive andgetSampleDimensions().size()
exclusive, without duplicated values.While this method name suggests an immediate reading, some implementations may defer the actual reading at a later stage.
 Parameters:
domain
 desired grid extent and resolution, ornull
for reading the whole domain.range
 0based indices of sample dimensions to read, ornull
or an empty sequence for reading them all. Returns:
 the grid coverage for the specified domain and range.
 Throws:
DataStoreException
 if an error occurred while reading the grid coverage data.

