Class BandedCoverage

Object
BandedCoverage
Direct Known Subclasses:
Grid­Coverage

public abstract class BandedCoverage extends Object
A coverage where all sample values at a given location can be provided in an array of primitive type. This class does not require sample values to be "physically" stored in different bands, but it enforces similar constraints:
  • Sample values are represented by a primitive type, typically byte, short or float.
  • All sample dimensions (bands) use the same primitive type.
  • Sample dimensions (bands) are accessed by band index with the first band at index 0.
Comparison with ISO 19123: by contrast an ISO Coverage does not restrict sample values to primitive types, does not require all sample dimensions to use the same type, and sample values are accessed by field names instead of band indices. Said otherwise, an ISO Coverage can provide a complex structure (a Record) at every location while this Banded­Coverage class provides only primitive arrays such as float[].
The effect of above restrictions appears in get­Sample­Dimensions() and Banded­Coverage​.Evaluator​.apply(Direct­Position) method signatures.
Since:
1.1

Defined in the sis-feature module

  • Constructor Details

    • BandedCoverage

      protected BandedCoverage()
      Constructs a coverage.
  • Method Details

    • getCoordinateReferenceSystem

      public abstract CoordinateReferenceSystem getCoordinateReferenceSystem()
      Returns the coordinate reference system to which the cells are referenced.
      Returns:
      the coordinate reference system to which the cells are referenced.
      Since:
      1.2
    • getEnvelope

      public abstract Optional<Envelope> getEnvelope()
      Returns the bounding box for the coverage domain in CRS coordinates. The envelope encompasses all cell surfaces, from the left border of leftmost cell to the right border of the rightmost cell and similarly along other axes.

      For most common cases, the envelope should be present. However, the return value may be empty in cases like:

      • Functional dataset: in case of a computed resource, the coverage could be potentially valid in an infinite extent (repeating pattern, random numbers for tests, etc.).
      • Computational cost: if obtaining the overall envelope is too costly, an implementation might decide to leave the result empty instead of returning a too approximate envelope. For example, if a coverage aggregates a lot of data (by dynamically choosing data in a catalog upon evaluation), it might rather not compute envelope union for the entire catalog.
      • When the function does not have a clear boundary for its domain of validity, for example because the sample values accuracy decreases progressively with distance.
      Returns:
      the bounding box for the coverage domain in CRS coordinates if available.
      Since:
      1.2
    • getSampleDimensions

      public abstract List<SampleDimension> getSampleDimensions()
      Returns information about the range of this coverage. Information include names, sample value ranges, fill values and transfer functions for all bands in this coverage. The length of the returned list should be equal to the number of bands in rendered images.
      Returns:
      names, value ranges, fill values and transfer functions for all bands in this grid coverage.
    • evaluator

      public abstract BandedCoverage.Evaluator evaluator()
      Creates a new function for computing or interpolating sample values at given locations. That function accepts Direct­Position in arbitrary Coordinate Reference System; conversions to the coverage reference system are applied as needed.

      Multi-threading

      Evaluators are not thread-safe. For computing sample values concurrently, a new Banded­Coverage​.Evaluator instance should be created for each thread by invoking this method multiply times.
      Returns:
      a new function for computing or interpolating sample values.