public interface FieldType
FieldTypedescribes a measure/observation/forecast of a certain quantity. A
FieldTypemay be a scalar (numeric or text) value, such as population density, or a vector of many similar values, such as incomes by race, or radiance by wavelength.
FieldType has an associated quantity from the JScience project
since the goal of a
FieldType is to describe a
Note that I am referring to quantity in the broader term here. As an instance
FieldType could describe the bands of a synthetic RGB image. Now,
there might not be a real physical quantity (like Temperature or Pressure)
associated to such a quantity, but still we want to be able to capture
somehow the concept of digital number as the represented quantity as well as
the concept of the bands index or textual representation for the bands.
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