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A temporal topology complex shall be the connected acyclic directed graph composed of temporal topological primitives, i.e. time nodes and time edges. Because a time edge may not exist without two time nodes on its boundaries, static features have time edges from a temporal topology complex as the values of their temporal properties, regardless of explicit declarations.
A temporal topology complex expresses a linear or a non-linear graph. A temporal linear graph, composed of a sequence of time edges, provides a lineage described only by "substitution" of feature instances or feature element values. A time node as the start or the end of the graph connects with at least one time edge. A time node other than the start and the end shall connect to at least two time edges: one of starting from the node, and another ending at the node.
A temporal topological complex is a set of connected temporal topological primitives. The member primtives are indicated, either by reference or by value, using the primitive property.

Element information



gml:id [1..1]xsd:IDThe attribute gml:id supports provision of a handle for the XML element representing a GML Object. Its use is mandatory for all GML objects. It is of XML type ID, so is constrained to be unique in the XML document within which it occurs.from type gml:AbstractGMLType

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Substitution hierarchy

Sample instance

<gml:TimeTopologyComplex gml:id="ID">
      <gml:GenericMetaData>Any text, intermingled with:
         <!--any element-->
   <gml:identifier codeSpace="">string</gml:identifier>
      <gml:TimeNode gml:id="ID">
         <gml:identifier codeSpace="">string</gml:identifier>