wiki:FeatureTypeRules

Version 1 (modified by domlowe, 13 years ago) (diff)

Started page - how to determine feature types.

Rules for determining feature types programatically

First we assume that 'analysis code' is presented with one or more files.

It needs to determine what feature types are contained in those files, but also whether a feature is actually made up of data in several files. For example in atmospheric model output one timeslice of GridSeriesFeature? will look like a GridFeature?, yet it would be wrong to model this feature as a collection of GridFeatures?. The analysis code must therefore work out whether a "GridFeature?" is part of a larger GridSeriesFeature?.

The current* CSML feature types are:

*currently under revision

So what are the characteristics of these features?:

Point

PointSeries?

Profile

ProfileSeries?

Grid

GridSeries?

Trajectory