Area Statistical Unit - Spatial object type

Definition: Vector statistical unit with a surfacic reference geometry.

Description: Such object can be composed of other area statistical unit.EXAMPLE A country area, an administrative unit, a NUTS region.

INSPIRE Data Theme: Statistical Units - [INSPIRE Data Theme Statistical Units]

INSPIRE Application schema: Statistical Units Vector - [INSPIRE Application schema Statistical Units Vector]

Subtype of: Vector Statistical Unit


Attributes

Definition: The area of the reference geometry.

Multiplicity: 1

Valuetype: Area

Definition: The area of the above-water part.

Multiplicity: 1

Stereotypes: voidable

Valuetype: Area

Definition: The area of the livable part.

Multiplicity: 1

Stereotypes: voidable

Valuetype: Area

Definition: External object identifier of the spatial object.

Description: An external object identifier is a unique object identifier published by the responsible body, which may be used by external applications to reference the spatial object. The identifier is an identifier of the spatial object, not an identifier of the real-world phenomenon.

Multiplicity: 1

Valuetype: Identifier

Definition: Descriptive unique object identifier applied to spatial objects in a defined information theme.

Description: Some statistical units may be assigned multiple thematic identifiers.EXAMPLE: NUTS codes are thematic identifiers.

Multiplicity: 0...*

Valuetype: ThematicIdentifier

Definition: The code of the country the object belongs to.

Multiplicity: 1

Valuetype: CountryCode

Definition: Possible geographical names of the object.

Multiplicity: 0...*

Valuetype: GeographicalName

Definition: Date and time at which this version of the spatial object was inserted or changed in the spatial data set.

Multiplicity: 1

Stereotypes: voidable

Valuetype: DateTime

Definition: Date and time at which this version of the spatial object was superseded or retired in the spatial data set.

Multiplicity: 0...1

Stereotypes: voidable

Valuetype: DateTime

Definition: The period when the statistical unit is supposed to be preferably used and not.

Multiplicity: 0...1

Valuetype: TM_Period

Definition: The period when the data is supposed to give a picture of the territorial division in statistical units.

Multiplicity: 1

Valuetype: TM_Period


Associated objects - Mandatory

Definition: A geometrical representation for vector statistical units.

Description: Vector statistical units can have several representations depending on the context they are used for. It is adviced to produce at least one reference geometry.EXAMPLE1: A vector statistical units may be represented both by an area and a point geometry. Such point can be the center of gravity or a label location.EXAMPLE2: For mapping, different generalised representations of vector statistical units are required. These geometries depend on the visualisation scale.

Multiplicity: 1..*

Name of the association: geometry

Association definition: Geometrical representations of the vector statistical unit.

INSPIRE Data Theme: Statistical Units - [INSPIRE Data Theme Statistical Units]

INSPIRE Application schema: Statistical Units Vector - [INSPIRE Application schema Statistical Units Vector]


Attributes

Definition: The geometry.

Multiplicity: 1

Valuetype: GM_Object

Definition: The statistical unit geometry descriptor.

Multiplicity: 1

Valuetype: GeometryDescriptor


Associated objects - Optional

Definition: Unit of administration where a Member State has and/or exercises jurisdictional rights, for local, regional and national governance.

Multiplicity: 0..*

Name of the association: administrative Unit

Association definition: Administrative units used to buid the area statistical unit.

INSPIRE Data Theme: Administrative Units - [INSPIRE Data Theme Administrative Units]

INSPIRE Application schema: Administrative Units - [INSPIRE Application schema Administrative Units]


Attributes

Definition: Two-character country code according to the Interinstitutional style guide published by the Publications Office of the European Union.

Multiplicity: 1

Valuetype: CountryCode

Definition: Name of the level in the national administrative hierarchy, at which the administrative unit is established.

Multiplicity: 1...*

Stereotypes: voidable

Valuetype: LocalisedCharacterString

Definition: Geometric representation of spatial area covered by this administrative unit.

Multiplicity: 1

Valuetype: GM_MultiSurface

Definition: Thematic identifier corresponding to the national administrative codes defined in each country.

Multiplicity: 1

Valuetype: CharacterString

Definition: External object identifier of the spatial object.

Description: NOTE An external object identifier is a unique object identifier published by the responsible body, which may be used by external applications to reference the spatial object. The identifier is an identifier of the spatial object, not an identifier of the real-world phenomenon.

Multiplicity: 1

Valuetype: Identifier

Definition: Level in the national administrative hierarchy, at which the administrative unit is established.

Multiplicity: 1

Valuetype: AdministrativeHierarchyLevel

Definition: Official national geographical name of the administrative unit, given in several languages where required.

Multiplicity: 1...*

Valuetype: GeographicalName

Definition: Center for national or local administration.

Multiplicity: 1...*

Stereotypes: voidable

Valuetype: ResidenceOfAuthority

Definition: Date and time at which this version of the spatial object was inserted or changed in the spatial data set.

Multiplicity: 1

Stereotypes: voidable

Valuetype: DateTime

Definition: Date and time at which this version of the spatial object was superseded or retired in the spatial data set.

Multiplicity: 0...1

Stereotypes: voidable

Valuetype: DateTime


Constraints

Type OCL

Status Approved

Note /* No unit at highest level can associate units at a higher level. */inv: self.nationalLevel = '1stOrder' implies self.upperLevelUnit->isEmpty() and self.loweLevelUnit->notEmpty()

Type OCL

Status Approved

Note /* No unit at lowest level can associate units at lower level. */inv: self.nationalLevel = '6thOrder' implies self.lowerLevelUnit->isEmpty and self.upperLevelUnit->notEmpty

Type OCL

Status Approved

Note /*Association role condominium applies only for administrative units which nationalLevel='1st order' (country level). */inv: self.condominium->notEmpty implies self.nationalLevel = '1stOrder'


Associated objects - Mandatory

Definition: A line of demarcation between administrative units.

Multiplicity: 1..*

Name of the association: boundary

Association definition: The administrative boundaries between this administrative unit and all the units adjacent to it.

INSPIRE Data Theme: Administrative Units - [INSPIRE Data Theme Administrative Units]

INSPIRE Application schema: Administrative Units - [INSPIRE Application schema Administrative Units]


Attributes

Definition: Geometric representation of border line.

Multiplicity: 1

Valuetype: GM_Curve

Definition: External object identifier of the spatial object.

Description: NOTE An external object identifier is a unique object identifier published by the responsible body, which may be used by external applications to reference the spatial object. The identifier is an identifier of the spatial object, not an identifier of the real-world phenomenon.

Multiplicity: 1

Valuetype: Identifier

Definition: Two-character country code according to the Interinstitutional style guide published by the Publications Office of the European Union.

Multiplicity: 1

Valuetype: CountryCode

Definition: The hierarchy levels of all adjacent administrative units this boundary is part of.

Multiplicity: 1...6

Valuetype: AdministrativeHierarchyLevel

Definition: Legal status of this administrative boundary.

Description: NOTE The legal status is considered in terms of political agreement or disagreement of the administrative units separated by this boundary.

Multiplicity: 1

Stereotypes: voidable

Valuetype: LegalStatusValue

Definition: The technical status of the administrative boundary.

Description: NOTE The technical status of the boundary is considered in terms of its topological matching or not-matching with the borders of all separated administrative units. Edge-matched means that the same set of coordinates is used.

Multiplicity: 1

Stereotypes: voidable

Valuetype: TechnicalStatusValue

Definition: Date and time at which this version of the spatial object was inserted or changed in the spatial data set.

Multiplicity: 1

Stereotypes: voidable

Valuetype: DateTime

Definition: Date and time at which this version of the spatial object was superseded or retired in the spatial data set.

Multiplicity: 0...1

Stereotypes: voidable

Valuetype: DateTime

Definition: Vector statistical unit with a surfacic reference geometry.

Description: Such object can be composed of other area statistical unit.EXAMPLE A country area, an administrative unit, a NUTS region.

Multiplicity: 0..*

Name of the association: uppers

Association definition: The area statistical units of the next upper level.

INSPIRE Data Theme: Statistical Units - [INSPIRE Data Theme Statistical Units]

INSPIRE Application schema: Statistical Units Vector - [INSPIRE Application schema Statistical Units Vector]

Subtype of: VectorStatisticalUnit


Attributes

Definition: The area of the reference geometry.

Multiplicity: 1

Valuetype: Area

Definition: The area of the above-water part.

Multiplicity: 1

Stereotypes: voidable

Valuetype: Area

Definition: The area of the livable part.

Multiplicity: 1

Stereotypes: voidable

Valuetype: Area

Definition: External object identifier of the spatial object.

Description: An external object identifier is a unique object identifier published by the responsible body, which may be used by external applications to reference the spatial object. The identifier is an identifier of the spatial object, not an identifier of the real-world phenomenon.

Multiplicity: 1

Valuetype: Identifier

Definition: Descriptive unique object identifier applied to spatial objects in a defined information theme.

Description: Some statistical units may be assigned multiple thematic identifiers.EXAMPLE: NUTS codes are thematic identifiers.

Multiplicity: 0...*

Valuetype: ThematicIdentifier

Definition: The code of the country the object belongs to.

Multiplicity: 1

Valuetype: CountryCode

Definition: Possible geographical names of the object.

Multiplicity: 0...*

Valuetype: GeographicalName

Definition: Date and time at which this version of the spatial object was inserted or changed in the spatial data set.

Multiplicity: 1

Stereotypes: voidable

Valuetype: DateTime

Definition: Date and time at which this version of the spatial object was superseded or retired in the spatial data set.

Multiplicity: 0...1

Stereotypes: voidable

Valuetype: DateTime

Definition: The period when the statistical unit is supposed to be preferably used and not.

Multiplicity: 0...1

Valuetype: TM_Period

Definition: The period when the data is supposed to give a picture of the territorial division in statistical units.

Multiplicity: 1

Valuetype: TM_Period


Associated objects - Mandatory

Definition: A geometrical representation for vector statistical units.

Description: Vector statistical units can have several representations depending on the context they are used for. It is adviced to produce at least one reference geometry.EXAMPLE1: A vector statistical units may be represented both by an area and a point geometry. Such point can be the center of gravity or a label location.EXAMPLE2: For mapping, different generalised representations of vector statistical units are required. These geometries depend on the visualisation scale.

Multiplicity: 1..*

Name of the association: geometry

Association definition: Geometrical representations of the vector statistical unit.

INSPIRE Data Theme: Statistical Units - [INSPIRE Data Theme Statistical Units]

INSPIRE Application schema: Statistical Units Vector - [INSPIRE Application schema Statistical Units Vector]


Attributes

Definition: The geometry.

Multiplicity: 1

Valuetype: GM_Object

Definition: The statistical unit geometry descriptor.

Multiplicity: 1

Valuetype: GeometryDescriptor

Definition: A tesselation composed of area statistical units.

Description: EXAMPLE A NUTS regions coverage.

Multiplicity: 0..1

Name of the association: tesselation

Association definition: The tesselation composed of units.

INSPIRE Data Theme: Statistical Units - [INSPIRE Data Theme Statistical Units]

INSPIRE Application schema: Statistical Units Vector - [INSPIRE Application schema Statistical Units Vector]


Attributes

Definition: External object identifier of the spatial object.

Description: An external object identifier is a unique object identifier published by the responsible body, which may be used by external applications to reference the spatial object. The identifier is an identifier of the spatial object, not an identifier of the real-world phenomenon.

Multiplicity: 1

Valuetype: Identifier


Associated objects - Optional

Definition: A tesselation composed of area statistical units.

Description: EXAMPLE A NUTS regions coverage.

Multiplicity: 0..1

Name of the association: upper

Association definition: The immediately upper statistical tessellation.

INSPIRE Data Theme: Statistical Units - [INSPIRE Data Theme Statistical Units]

INSPIRE Application schema: Statistical Units Vector - [INSPIRE Application schema Statistical Units Vector]


Attributes

Definition: External object identifier of the spatial object.

Description: An external object identifier is a unique object identifier published by the responsible body, which may be used by external applications to reference the spatial object. The identifier is an identifier of the spatial object, not an identifier of the real-world phenomenon.

Multiplicity: 1

Valuetype: Identifier


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