This package contains the implementation of a ComplexDataStore,
Author note: though this "Complex" datastore has born to provide complex features out of a simple features data source, it may be better called a DerivativeDataStore or something like that, you'll see why later.
This DataStore implementation acts as a wrapper over one or more
DataStores, from now on, the surrogate DataStores, and allows to
specify a series of mappings between the properties of surrogate
FeatureTypes and output schemas. This mappings, in turn, allows to
specify properties of the target FeatureTypes as being derivated by the
evaluation of an
against the surrogate FeautreType.
So, what is this useful for? Suppose you have a database of feature types you need to serve out of your office or organization. Furthermore, suppose you need to serve that data in an externally defined schema (like one defined by INSPIRE or any other organization). Obviously you don't want to rearchitect your database to conform to that schema! And indeed you probably even can't do that without the assistance of some kind of object-relational mapping layer. Now you can better figure out what this ComplexDataStore is about if you think on it as a kind of object-relational mapping layer, but targeted to GIS data. Though not exact, this pseudo definition can help you understand it if its your first time reading this document.
Of course it has nothing to do with relational databases directly, but with mapping an existing GeoTools FeatureType from your internal storage schema to an externally defined one, which we're getting used to call "community schemas".
How does ComplexDataStore achieves that?
- An output (community) schema. This schema exists independently of your actual data structures, so it will be loaded from a GML schema file, defined in XML Schema language.
- An input FeatureType. GeoTools FeatureTypes are exposed by GeoTools DataStores, so you need a way to specify the DataStore's connection parameters and the source FeatureType name.
- The attribute and attribute id mapping definitions. They consists of a series of couples of XPath and OGC Filter 1.0 Expressions. The former addresses the output schema properties and the later defines how the value of that properties are derived from the source Feature instances.
To persist this information, use a XML file which contains this definitions, and whose location in the form of an URL must be used to create a DataStore instance through the GeoTools DataStoreFinder lookup system.
Interface Summary Interface Description IMappingFeatureIterator IndexIdIteratorIterator for result ids from index datasource
Class Summary Class Description AbstractMappingFeatureIteratorBase class for several MappingFeatureImplementation's. AppSchemaDataAccess AppSchemaDataAccessFactoryDataStoreFactory for ComplexDataStore. AppSchemaDataAccessRegistryA registry that stores all app schema data access instances per application. AttributeCreateOrderListA Collection of AttributeMappings that correspond to complex types that need to be created. AttributeMapping DataAccessMappingFeatureIteratorA Feature iterator that operates over the FeatureSource of a FeatureTypeMapping and produces Features of the output schema by applying the mapping rules to the Features of the source schema. DataAccessRegistryA registry that stores data access instances per application. FeatureTypeMapping FeatureTypeMappingFactory IndexedMappingFeatureIteratorBase class for Indexed Iterators IndexedMappingFeatureIteratorFactoryFactory for IndexedMappingFeatureIterator subclasses IndexIdIterator.IndexFeatureIdIteratorIndex iterator for to work with a FeatureIterator delegate IndexIdIterator.IndexUniqueVisitorIteratorIndex iterator for to work with UniqueVisitor over id field. IndexQueryManagerManages unrolled Query indexes and partial indexes IndexQueryManager.PartialIndexQueryManagerPartial Indexed Query management/transform/utils MappingAttributeIteratorA Feature iterator that operates over the FeatureSource of a FeatureTypeMapping that is of a simple content type, e.g. representing a gml:name element. MappingFeatureCollection
MappingFeatureIteratorFactory MappingFeatureSourceA FeatureSource that uses a FeatureTypeMapping to perform Feature fetching. NestedAttributeMappingThis class represents AttributeMapping for attributes that are nested inside another complex attribute. PartialIndexedMappingFeatureIteratorMappingFeatureIterator with partial index query support PathAttributeList PostFilteringMappingFeatureIteratorAn extension to DataAccessMappingFeatureIterator where filter is present. TotalIndexedMappingFeatureIteratorMappingFeatureIterator for full index coverage case XmlFeatureTypeMapping XmlMappingFeatureIteratorAn implementation of AbstractMappingFeatureIterator to handle XML datasources.
Enum Summary Enum Description IndexQueryManager.QueryIndexCoverage