org.jscience.ml.gml.infoset
Interface Coordinate

All Known Implementing Classes:
CoordinateImpl

public interface Coordinate

Defines the interface every GML coordinate must implement. Coordinates (1 or more) comprise a coordinate tuple. Note that Coordinate doesn't have a GML counterpart, because coordinates may be expressed in two different ways in GML. To circumvent this duality, the Coordinate class is made independent of XML, an abstract entity created and owned by Coord or Coordinates GML constructs.


Method Summary
 java.math.BigDecimal getValue()
          Provides access to the value of this coordinate.
 

Method Detail

getValue

java.math.BigDecimal getValue()
Provides access to the value of this coordinate. The value is BigDecimal because it doesn't lose precision. One may obtain other representations from BigDecimal.

Returns:
Returns the value as BigDecimal. Cannot be null.