Utility Network - Spatial object type

Definition: Collection of network elements that belong to a single type of utility network.

Description: In the real world, objects are connected to each other: an optical cable is connected to a multiplexer that in turn is connected to copper cables connecting into our homes to provide cable TV, telephony and internet access. Using GIS to support network utility management typically involves many types of features that may have connectivity to each other. Topology in GIS is generally defined as the spatial relationship between connecting or adjacent features, and is an essential prerequisite for many spatial operations such as network analysis. Utility networks can be described as NaN (Node-Arc-Node) network using two basic geometric types: points (aka nodes) and polylines (aka arcs). NaN topologies can be directed or un-directed, depending on specific type of network (i.e. water networks are directed, while telecommunications networks are not). Such topology structure provides an automated way to handle digitising and editing errors, and enable advanced spatial analyses such as adjacency, connectivity and containment. Infrastructure networks rely on Generic network model developed during Annex I.Note: Via the attribute "utilityNetworkType", that uses the "UtilityNetworkTypeValue" codelist, the type of utility network can be defined. E.g. by selecting the "sewer" value, the utility network becomes a "sewer utility network".Using the "crossTheme" value, a utility network can be created that contains e.g. ducts, which can contain pipes and cables from various utility network types.

INSPIRE Data Theme: Utility and Governmental Services - [INSPIRE Data Theme Utility and Governmental Services]

INSPIRE Application schema: Common Utility Network Elements - [INSPIRE Application schema Common Utility Network Elements]

Subtype of: Network


Attributes

Definition: The type of utility network or the utilily network theme.

Description: Uses the codelist "UtilityNetworkTypeValue" to describe the possible utility networks. This also contains the "crossTheme" value to be used for utility networks that can contain cables or pipes from various themes, typically used by utility network providers that provide ducts.

Multiplicity: 1

Valuetype: UtilityNetworkTypeValue

Definition: Parties authorized to manage a utility network, such as maintainers, operators or owners.

Multiplicity: 1...*

Valuetype: RelatedParty

Definition: Reference to a facility activity complex that is linked to (e.g. part of) this utility network.

Description: This reference can be used to link utility facilities - having a more complex geometry - to a utility network.

Multiplicity: 0...*

Stereotypes: voidable

Valuetype: ActivityComplex

Definition: Legal text describing confidentiality clauses applying to the utility network information.

Multiplicity: 0...*

Stereotypes: voidable

Valuetype: PT_FreeText

Definition: Geographical name for this network.

Multiplicity: 0...*

Stereotypes: voidable

Valuetype: GeographicalName


Constraints

Type OCL

Status Proposed

Note /*The multiplicity of "telecommunications" shall be 0*/inv: telecommunications->size()=0

Type OCL

Status Proposed

Note /* All utility network objects have an external object identifier. */inv:inspireId->notEmpty()


Associated objects - Optional

Definition: Abstract base type representing an element in a network. Every element in a network provides some function that is of interest in the network.

Multiplicity: 0..*

Name of the association: elements

Association definition: The collection of elements that constitutes the network.

INSPIRE Application schema: Network - [INSPIRE Application schema Network]

Supertype of: GeneralisedLink GradeSeparatedCrossing LinkSet NetworkArea NetworkConnection Node TransportPoint


Attributes

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

Multiplicity: 1

Stereotypes: lifeCycleInfo

Valuetype: DateTime

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: 0...1

Valuetype: Identifier

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: lifeCycleInfo

Valuetype: DateTime

Definition: Collection of network elements that belong to a single type of utility network.

Description: In the real world, objects are connected to each other: an optical cable is connected to a multiplexer that in turn is connected to copper cables connecting into our homes to provide cable TV, telephony and internet access. Using GIS to support network utility management typically involves many types of features that may have connectivity to each other. Topology in GIS is generally defined as the spatial relationship between connecting or adjacent features, and is an essential prerequisite for many spatial operations such as network analysis. Utility networks can be described as NaN (Node-Arc-Node) network using two basic geometric types: points (aka nodes) and polylines (aka arcs). NaN topologies can be directed or un-directed, depending on specific type of network (i.e. water networks are directed, while telecommunications networks are not). Such topology structure provides an automated way to handle digitising and editing errors, and enable advanced spatial analyses such as adjacency, connectivity and containment. Infrastructure networks rely on Generic network model developed during Annex I.Note: Via the attribute "utilityNetworkType", that uses the "UtilityNetworkTypeValue" codelist, the type of utility network can be defined. E.g. by selecting the "sewer" value, the utility network becomes a "sewer utility network".Using the "crossTheme" value, a utility network can be created that contains e.g. ducts, which can contain pipes and cables from various utility network types.

Multiplicity: 0..*

Name of the association: networks

INSPIRE Data Theme: Utility and Governmental Services - [INSPIRE Data Theme Utility and Governmental Services]

INSPIRE Application schema: Common Utility Network Elements - [INSPIRE Application schema Common Utility Network Elements]

Subtype of: Network


Attributes

Definition: The type of utility network or the utilily network theme.

Description: Uses the codelist "UtilityNetworkTypeValue" to describe the possible utility networks. This also contains the "crossTheme" value to be used for utility networks that can contain cables or pipes from various themes, typically used by utility network providers that provide ducts.

Multiplicity: 1

Valuetype: UtilityNetworkTypeValue

Definition: Parties authorized to manage a utility network, such as maintainers, operators or owners.

Multiplicity: 1...*

Valuetype: RelatedParty

Definition: Reference to a facility activity complex that is linked to (e.g. part of) this utility network.

Description: This reference can be used to link utility facilities - having a more complex geometry - to a utility network.

Multiplicity: 0...*

Stereotypes: voidable

Valuetype: ActivityComplex

Definition: Legal text describing confidentiality clauses applying to the utility network information.

Multiplicity: 0...*

Stereotypes: voidable

Valuetype: PT_FreeText

Definition: Geographical name for this network.

Multiplicity: 0...*

Stereotypes: voidable

Valuetype: GeographicalName


Constraints

Type OCL

Status Proposed

Note /*The multiplicity of "telecommunications" shall be 0*/inv: telecommunications->size()=0

Type OCL

Status Proposed

Note /* All utility network objects have an external object identifier. */inv:inspireId->notEmpty()


Associated objects - Optional

Definition: Abstract base type representing an element in a network. Every element in a network provides some function that is of interest in the network.

Multiplicity: 0..*

Name of the association: elements

Association definition: The collection of elements that constitutes the network.

INSPIRE Application schema: Network - [INSPIRE Application schema Network]

Supertype of: GeneralisedLink GradeSeparatedCrossing LinkSet NetworkArea NetworkConnection Node TransportPoint


Attributes

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

Multiplicity: 1

Stereotypes: lifeCycleInfo

Valuetype: DateTime

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: 0...1

Valuetype: Identifier

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: lifeCycleInfo

Valuetype: DateTime

Definition: Collection of network elements that belong to a single type of utility network.

Description: In the real world, objects are connected to each other: an optical cable is connected to a multiplexer that in turn is connected to copper cables connecting into our homes to provide cable TV, telephony and internet access. Using GIS to support network utility management typically involves many types of features that may have connectivity to each other. Topology in GIS is generally defined as the spatial relationship between connecting or adjacent features, and is an essential prerequisite for many spatial operations such as network analysis. Utility networks can be described as NaN (Node-Arc-Node) network using two basic geometric types: points (aka nodes) and polylines (aka arcs). NaN topologies can be directed or un-directed, depending on specific type of network (i.e. water networks are directed, while telecommunications networks are not). Such topology structure provides an automated way to handle digitising and editing errors, and enable advanced spatial analyses such as adjacency, connectivity and containment. Infrastructure networks rely on Generic network model developed during Annex I.Note: Via the attribute "utilityNetworkType", that uses the "UtilityNetworkTypeValue" codelist, the type of utility network can be defined. E.g. by selecting the "sewer" value, the utility network becomes a "sewer utility network".Using the "crossTheme" value, a utility network can be created that contains e.g. ducts, which can contain pipes and cables from various utility network types.

Multiplicity: 0..*

Name of the association: networks

INSPIRE Data Theme: Utility and Governmental Services - [INSPIRE Data Theme Utility and Governmental Services]

INSPIRE Application schema: Common Utility Network Elements - [INSPIRE Application schema Common Utility Network Elements]

Subtype of: Network


Attributes

Definition: The type of utility network or the utilily network theme.

Description: Uses the codelist "UtilityNetworkTypeValue" to describe the possible utility networks. This also contains the "crossTheme" value to be used for utility networks that can contain cables or pipes from various themes, typically used by utility network providers that provide ducts.

Multiplicity: 1

Valuetype: UtilityNetworkTypeValue

Definition: Parties authorized to manage a utility network, such as maintainers, operators or owners.

Multiplicity: 1...*

Valuetype: RelatedParty

Definition: Reference to a facility activity complex that is linked to (e.g. part of) this utility network.

Description: This reference can be used to link utility facilities - having a more complex geometry - to a utility network.

Multiplicity: 0...*

Stereotypes: voidable

Valuetype: ActivityComplex

Definition: Legal text describing confidentiality clauses applying to the utility network information.

Multiplicity: 0...*

Stereotypes: voidable

Valuetype: PT_FreeText

Definition: Geographical name for this network.

Multiplicity: 0...*

Stereotypes: voidable

Valuetype: GeographicalName


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