Package org.apache.sis.metadata.iso.citation

package org.apache.sis.metadata.iso.citation
Reference to the data or service (citation, responsible party, contact information). An explanation for this package is provided in the OpenGIS® javadoc. The remaining discussion on this page is specific to the SIS implementation.


For a global overview of metadata in SIS, see the org​.apache​.sis​.metadata package javadoc.
Package overview
Class hierarchy Aggregation hierarchy
ISO 19115 metadata
 ├─ Citation
 ├─ Citation date
 ├─ Responsibility
 ├─ Party
 │   ├─ Individual
 │   └─ Organisation
 ├─ Contact
 ├─ Telephone
 ├─ Address
 ├─ Online resource
 └─ Series
Code list
 ├─ Date type
 ├─ Online function
 ├─ Presentation form
 └─ Role
 ├─ Citation date
 │   └─ Date type «code list»
 ├─ Responsibility
 │   ├─ Party
 │   │   └─ Contact
 │   │       ├─ Telephone
 │   │       ├─ Address
 │   │       └─ Online resource
 │   │           └─ Online function «code list»
 │   └─ Role «code list»
 ├─ Presentation form «code list»
 └─ Series

Unified identifiers view

Apache SIS provides a unified view of all metadata identifiers. This view includes the citation ISBN and ISSN codes, except at XML marshalling time (for ISO 19115-3 compliance). See Identifier­Map for more information.

Null values, nil objects and collections

All constructors and setter methods accept null arguments. A null argument value means that the metadata element cannot be provided, and the reason for that is unspecified. Alternatively, users can specify why a metadata element is missing by providing a value created by Nil­Reason​.create­Nil­Object(Class).

Unless otherwise noted in the Javadoc, all getter methods may return an empty collection, an empty array or null if the type is neither a collection or an array. Note that non-null values may be Nil­Objects.

Unless the metadata object has been marked as unmodifiable and unless otherwise noted in the Javadoc, all collections returned by getter methods are live: adding new elements in the collection modify directly the underlying metadata object.

  • Classes
    Information about the individual and / or organization of the party.
    A set of predefined constants and static methods working on citations.
    Location of the responsible individual or organization.
    Standardized resource reference.
    Reference date and event used to describe it.
    Information required to enable contact with the responsible person and/or organization.
    Information about the party if the party is an individual.
    Information about on-line sources from which the dataset, specification, or community profile name and extended metadata elements can be obtained.
    Information about the party if the party is an organization.
    Information about the party and their role.
    Identification of, and means of communication with, person(s) and organizations associated with the dataset.
    Information about the series, or aggregate dataset, to which a dataset belongs.
    Telephone numbers for contacting the responsible individual or organization.