Class AbstractSpatialRepresentation

All Implemented Interfaces:
Serializable, Emptiable, Lenient­Comparable, Identified­Object, Spatial­Representation
Direct Known Subclasses:
Default­Grid­Spatial­Representation, Default­Vector­Spatial­Representation

public class AbstractSpatialRepresentation extends ISOMetadata implements SpatialRepresentation
Method used to represent geographic information in the dataset.


  • Instances of this class are not synchronized for multi-threading. Synchronization, if needed, is caller's responsibility.
  • Serialized objects of this class are not guaranteed to be compatible with future Apache SIS releases. Serialization support is appropriate for short term storage or RMI between applications running the same version of Apache SIS. For long term storage, use XML instead.
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Defined in the sis-metadata module

  • Constructor Details

    • AbstractSpatialRepresentation

      public AbstractSpatialRepresentation()
      Constructs an initially empty spatial representation.
    • AbstractSpatialRepresentation

      public AbstractSpatialRepresentation(SpatialRepresentation object)
      Constructs a new instance initialized with the values from the specified metadata object. This is a shallow copy constructor, since the other metadata contained in the given object are not recursively copied.
      object - the metadata to copy values from, or null if none.
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  • Method Details

    • castOrCopy

      public static AbstractSpatialRepresentation castOrCopy(SpatialRepresentation object)
      Returns a SIS metadata implementation with the values of the given arbitrary implementation. This method performs the first applicable action in the following choices:
      • If the given object is null, then this method returns null.
      • Otherwise if the given object is an instance of Vector­Spatial­Representation or Grid­Spatial­Representation, then this method delegates to the cast­Or­Copy(…) method of the corresponding SIS subclass. Note that if the given object implements more than one of the above-cited interfaces, then the cast­Or­Copy(…) method to be used is unspecified.
      • Otherwise if the given object is already an instance of Abstract­Spatial­Representation, then it is returned unchanged.
      • Otherwise a new Abstract­Spatial­Representation instance is created using the copy constructor and returned. Note that this is a shallow copy operation, since the other metadata contained in the given object are not recursively copied.
      object - the object to get as a SIS implementation, or null if none.
      a SIS implementation containing the values of the given object (may be the given object itself), or null if the argument was null.