# gml:element

## Element information

Namespace: http://www.opengis.net/gml/3.2

Schema document: external/ogc/gml/3.2.1/geometryComplexes.xsd

Type: gml:GeometricPrimitivePropertyType

Properties: Local, Qualified

## Content

- Choice [0..1]
- gml:PointA Point is defined by a single coordinate tuple. The direct position of a point is specified by the pos element which is of type DirectPositionType.
- gml:LineStringA LineString is a special curve that consists of a single segment with linear interpolation. It is defined by two or more coordinate tuples, with linear interpolation between them. The number of direct positions in the list shall be at least two.
- gml:CompositeCurveA gml:CompositeCurve is represented by a sequence of (orientable) curves such that each curve in the sequence terminates at the start point of the subsequent curve in the list. curveMember references or contains inline one curve in the composite curve. The curves are contiguous, the collection of curves is ordered. Therefore, if provided, the aggregationType attribute shall have the value "sequence".
- gml:CurveA curve is a 1-dimensional primitive. Curves are continuous, connected, and have a measurable length in terms of the coordinate system. A curve is composed of one or more curve segments. Each curve segment within a curve may be defined using a different interpolation method. The curve segments are connected to one another, with the end point of each segment except the last being the start point of the next segment in the segment list. The orientation of the curve is positive. The element segments encapsulates the segments of the curve.
- gml:OrientableCurveOrientableCurve consists of a curve and an orientation. If the orientation is "+", then the OrientableCurve is identical to the baseCurve. If the orientation is "-", then the OrientableCurve is related to another AbstractCurve with a parameterization that reverses the sense of the curve traversal.
- gml:PolygonA Polygon is a special surface that is defined by a single surface patch (see D.3.6). The boundary of this patch is coplanar and the polygon uses planar interpolation in its interior. The elements exterior and interior describe the surface boundary of the polygon.
- gml:CompositeSurfaceA gml:CompositeSurface is represented by a set of orientable surfaces. It is geometry type with all the geometric properties of a (primitive) surface. Essentially, a composite surface is a collection of surfaces that join in pairs on common boundary curves and which, when considered as a whole, form a single surface. surfaceMember references or contains inline one surface in the composite surface. The surfaces are contiguous.
- gml:SurfaceA Surface is a 2-dimensional primitive and is composed of one or more surface patches as specified in ISO 19107:2003, 6.3.17.1. The surface patches are connected to one another. patches encapsulates the patches of the surface.
- gml:PolyhedralSurfaceA polyhedral surface is a surface composed of polygon patches connected along their common boundary curves. This differs from the surface type only in the restriction on the types of surface patches acceptable. polygonPatches encapsulates the polygon patches of the polyhedral surface.
- gml:TriangulatedSurfaceA triangulated surface is a polyhedral surface that is composed only of triangles. There is no restriction on how the triangulation is derived. trianglePatches encapsulates the triangles of the triangulated surface.
- gml:TinA tin is a triangulated surface that uses the Delauny algorithm or a similar algorithm complemented with consideration of stoplines (stopLines), breaklines (breakLines), and maximum length of triangle sides (maxLength). controlPoint shall contain a set of the positions (three or more) used as posts for this TIN (corners of the triangles in the TIN). See ISO 19107:2003, 6.4.39 for details.
- gml:OrientableSurfaceOrientableSurface consists of a surface and an orientation. If the orientation is "+", then the OrientableSurface is identical to the baseSurface. If the orientation is "-", then the OrientableSurface is a reference to a gml:AbstractSurface with an up-normal that reverses the direction for this OrientableSurface, the sense of "the top of the surface".
- gml:CompositeSolidgml:CompositeSolid implements ISO 19107 GM_CompositeSolid (see ISO 19107:2003, 6.6.7) as specified in D.2.3.6. A gml:CompositeSolid is represented by a set of orientable surfaces. It is a geometry type with all the geometric properties of a (primitive) solid. Essentially, a composite solid is a collection of solids that join in pairs on common boundary surfaces and which, when considered as a whole, form a single solid. solidMember references or contains one solid in the composite solid. The solids are contiguous.
- gml:SolidA solid is the basis for 3-dimensional geometry. The extent of a solid is defined by the boundary surfaces as specified in ISO 19107:2003, 6.3.18. exterior specifies the outer boundary, interior the inner boundary of the solid.

from subst. group gml:AbstractGeometricPrimitivefrom subst. group gml:AbstractCurvefrom subst. group gml:AbstractSurfacefrom subst. group gml:Surfacefrom subst. group gml:TriangulatedSurfacefrom subst. group gml:AbstractSolid

## Attributes

Name | Occ | Type | Description | Notes |
---|---|---|---|---|

owns | [0..1] | xsd:boolean | Default value is "false". from group gml:OwnershipAttributeGroup | |

nilReason | [0..1] | gml:NilReasonType | from group gml:AssociationAttributeGroup | |

gml:remoteSchema | [0..1] | xsd:anyURI | from group gml:AssociationAttributeGroup |

## Used in

- Type gml:GeometricComplexType (Element gml:GeometricComplex)

## Sample instance

<gml:element> <gml:Point gml:id="ID"> <gml:metaDataProperty> <gml:GenericMetaData>Any text, intermingled with: <!--any element--> </gml:GenericMetaData> </gml:metaDataProperty> <gml:description>string</gml:description> <gml:descriptionReference/> <gml:identifier codeSpace="http://www.example.com/">string</gml:identifier> <gml:name>string</gml:name> <gml:pos>1.0 1.0</gml:pos> </gml:Point> </gml:element>