5. GML Application Schemas

5.1. Introduction

The base schemas (Geometry, Feature, XLink) can be viewed as the components of an application framework for developing schemas or sets of schemas that pertain to a particular domain (e.g. Forestry), jurisdiction (e.g. France), or information community. Furthermore, such application schemas may be developed in a more horizontal fashion to support many information communities.

There are some basic conformance requirements that every application schema must satisfy. Specifically, a conforming GML application schema must heed the following general requirements:

  1. an application schema must adhere to the detailed schema development rules described in Section 5.2

  2. an application schema must not change the name, ...

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