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Getting Started

Using the Geography Markup Language (GML) facility you can model organization or community based application schemas. The models can be used to show the relationship between Features and these elements in turn can contain any number of Properties that qualify their characteristics. These can be based on defined Types, DataTypes, CodeLIsts or Enumerations. You can collaborate with other geospatial colleagues or with people working in traditional systems implementations in disciplines including: Strategy, Goals, Requirements,  Data Models, Software, Deployment and more.

The Geography Markup Language is the XML grammar defined by the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) and is used to express geographical features. GML serves as a modeling language for geographic systems as well as an open interchange format for geographic transactions on the Internet.

In this topic you will learn how to work with the powerful features that support the GML outlined in the following sections.

Selecting the Perspective

Enterprise Architect partitions the tools extensive features into perspectives this ensures that you can focus on a specific task and work with the tools you need without the distraction of other features. To work with the Geography Markup Language features you first need to select the following perspective:

Choose perspective button.  Information Exchange > Geographic GML

Setting the perspective ensures that the Geography Markup Language diagrams and their tool boxes and other features of the perspective will be available by default.

Example Diagram

An example diagram provides a visual introduction to the topic and allows you to see some of the important elements and connectors that are created in specifying or describing a GML model including Features and Data Types.

Modeling with GML

This topic introduces the GML profile which covers the diagrams, toolboxes and elements that you will work with including Application Schemas, Leafs, Feature Types, Data Types Code Lists, Properties and more. You are able to select the GML perspective from the Geospatial group which will set the tool up for modeling Appliction Schemas and Geographical features.

Generate GML Application Schema

In this topic you will learn how to generate a GML compliant Application Schema from your model of Geographic Features, Types, Code List and other elements. The resulting schema can be used with a range of other geographic information systems that know how to ingest the schema.

More Information

This section provides useful links to other topics and resources that you might find useful when working with the Geography Markup Language tool features.