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SML file format accompanying each data file

The format of the SML (Sensor Markup Language) file is an approved OGC (Open Geospatial Consortium) standard that provides a standard model encoded in XML to describe sensors and measurement processes. This file is present every time you download a data file in any format (TXT, XML or JSON).

 

SML format:

The SML file is an XML file consisting of several sections:

Section   <sml:keywords> :

Not applicable

 

Sections  <sml:identification> et <sml:classification> :

These two sections contain the number and name of the observatory provided respectively by:

<sml:identifier name="uniqueID"> and <sml:identifier name="longName">

                        <sml:classifier name="value"> and <sml:classifier name="label">

 

        <sml:identification>

        <sml:IdentifierList>

          <sml:identifier name="uniqueID">

            <sml:Term definition="urn:ogc:def:identifier:OGC:1.0:uniqueID">

              <sml:value>http://shom.fr/maregraphie/procedure/111</sml:value>

            </sml:Term>

          </sml:identifier>

          <sml:identifier name="id_shom">

            <sml:Term definition="http://">

              <sml:value>111</sml:value>

            </sml:Term>

          </sml:identifier>

          <sml:identifier name="longName">

            <sml:Term definition="urn:ogc:def:identifier:OGC:1.0:longName">

              <sml:value>BOULOGNE-SUR-MER</sml:value>

            </sml:Term>

          </sml:identifier>

          <sml:identifier name="shortName">

            <sml:Term definition="urn:ogc:def:identifier:OGC:1.0:shortname">

              <sml:value>http://shom.fr/maregraphie/procedure/111</sml:value>

            </sml:Term>

          </sml:identifier>

        </sml:IdentifierList>

      </sml:identification>

 

 <sml:classification>

        <sml:ClassifierList>

          <sml:classifier name="value">

            <sml:Term definition="http://shom.fr/maregraphie/id_shom">

              <sml:value>111</sml:value>

            </sml:Term>

          </sml:classifier>

          <sml:classifier name="label">

            <sml:Term definition="http://shom.fr/maregraphie/label">

              <sml:value>BOULOGNE-SUR-MER</sml:value>

            </sml:Term>

          </sml:classifier>

        </sml:ClassifierList>

      </sml:classification>

 

Sections  <validTime>:

This section provides the SML file creation date or update date. (to be verified)

      <sml:validTime>

        <gml:TimePeriod>

          <gml:beginPosition>2015-01-23T10:16:59.530Z</gml:beginPosition>

          <gml:endPosition indeterminatePosition="unknown"/>

        </gml:TimePeriod>

      </sml:validTime>

 

Section  <legal contraint>:

This provides information on the tide gauge data terms of use.

  <sml:legalConstraint>

        <sml:Rights>

          <sml:documentation>

            <sml:Document>

              <gml:description>Voir les conditions générales d'utilisation sur l'espace de diffusion.</gml:description>

            </sml:Document>

          </sml:documentation>

        </sml:Rights>

      </sml:legalConstraint>

 

 

Section  <Capabilities>:

This section provides a great deal of information on the observatory:

  • The city where the observatory is located;
  • The time system (XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX);
  • The geographic coordinates of the observatory (WGS84);
  • The geographical area: FM: Metropolitan France / Overseas???
  • The managing bodies of the observatory;
  • The date of the first water level observation;
  • Links to specific information on the observatory (inventory, vertical datum, sensor type, log). This information is present on the observatory information page on the REFMAR website;
  • Tide gauge status (this is also shown on the tide gauge page by a color-coded dot next to the name:
    • OK => green;
    • Problem => orange (maintenance);
    • Out of service => red
  • The name of the site used for calculating tidal predictions (element: SPM);
  • The height of the chart datum relative to the vertical datum (element: zh_ref);
  • The name of the vertical datum (element: ref_name);
  • The chart datum of the observatory.

 

 <sml:capabilities name="characterics">

        <swe:DataRecord>

          <swe:field name="ville_d_hebergement">

            <swe:Text definition="http://shom.fr/maregraphie/ville_d_hebergement">

              <swe:value>Boulogne-sur-mer</swe:value>

            </swe:Text>

          </swe:field>

          <swe:field name="fuseau_horaire">

            <swe:Text definition="http://shom.fr/maregraphie/fuseau_horaire">

              <swe:value>+1</swe:value>

            </swe:Text>

          </swe:field>

          <swe:field name="longitude">

            <swe:Quantity definition="http://shom.fr/maregraphie/longitude">

              <swe:value>1.57766</swe:value>

            </swe:Quantity>

          </swe:field>

          <swe:field name="latitude">

            <swe:Quantity definition="http://shom.fr/maregraphie/latitude">

              <swe:value>50.72738</swe:value>

            </swe:Quantity>

          </swe:field>

          <swe:field name="sect_geographique">

            <swe:Text definition="http://shom.fr/maregraphie/sect_geographique">

              <swe:value>FM</swe:value>

            </swe:Text>

          </swe:field>

          <swe:field name="organisme">

            <swe:Text definition="http://shom.fr/maregraphie/organisme">

              <swe:value>SHOM / Région Nord pas de Calais / Port de Boulogne-sur-Mer</swe:value>

            </swe:Text>

          </swe:field>

          <swe:field name="date_prem_obs">

            <swe:Category definition="http://shom.fr/maregraphie/date_prem_obs">

              <swe:value>1941/11/20 00:00:00.000000000</swe:value>

            </swe:Category>

          </swe:field>

          <swe:field name="inventaire">

            <swe:Text definition="http://shom.fr/maregraphie/inventaire">

              <swe:value>http://refmar.shom.fr/</swe:value>

            </swe:Text>

          </swe:field>

          <swe:field name="ref_verticale">

            <swe:Text definition="http://shom.fr/maregraphie/ref_verticale">

              <swe:value>http://refmar.shom.fr/</swe:value>

            </swe:Text>

          </swe:field>

          <swe:field name="descriptif_capteur">

            <swe:Text definition="http://shom.fr/maregraphie/descriptif_capteur">

              <swe:value>http://refmar.shom.fr/</swe:value>

            </swe:Text>

          </swe:field>

          <swe:field name="acces_niv_moyen">

            <swe:Text definition="acces_niv_moyen">

              <swe:value>http://diffusion.shom.fr/produits/references-verticales/references-altimetriques-maritimes-ram.html</swe:value>

            </swe:Text>

          </swe:field>

          <swe:field name="collocalisation">

            <swe:Text definition="http://shom.fr/maregraphie/collocalisation">

              <swe:value>http://www.sonel.org/spip.php?page=gps&amp;idStation=642</swe:value>

            </swe:Text>

          </swe:field>

          <swe:field name="etat_maregraphe">

            <swe:Text definition="http://shom.fr/maregraphie/etat_maregraphe">

              <swe:value>OK</swe:value>

            </swe:Text>

          </swe:field>

          <swe:field name="info_maregraphe">

            <swe:Text definition="http://shom.fr/maregraphie/info_maregraphe">

              <swe:value>http://refmar.shom.fr/</swe:value>

            </swe:Text>

          </swe:field>

          <swe:field name="journal_de_bord">

            <swe:Text definition="http://shom.fr/maregraphie/journal_de_bord">

              <swe:value>http://refmar.shom.fr/</swe:value>

            </swe:Text>

          </swe:field>

          <swe:field name="spm">

            <swe:Text definition="http://shom.fr/maregraphie/spm">

              <swe:value>BOULOGNE</swe:value>

            </swe:Text>

          </swe:field>

          <swe:field name="zh_ref">

            <swe:Text definition="http://shom.fr/maregraphie/zh_ref">

              <swe:value>-4,4</swe:value>

            </swe:Text>

          </swe:field>

          <swe:field name="nom_ref">

            <swe:Text definition="http://shom.fr/maregraphie/spm">

              <swe:value>IGN69</swe:value>

            </swe:Text>

          </swe:field>

          <swe:field name="zero_hydro">

            <swe:Text definition="http://shom.fr/maregraphie/spm">

              <swe:value>zero_hydrographique</swe:value>

            </swe:Text>

          </swe:field>

        </swe:DataRecord>

      </sml:capabilities>

 

Section  <sml:capabilities name="organisme">:

This section provides the names, logos and links to the managing bodies of the tidal observatory.

 

Section  <sml:capabilities name="observedBBOX">:

Not applicable

 

Section  <sml:capabilities name="offerings"> :

Not applicable

 

Section  <sml:contact"> :

This section provides the contact detail for REFMAR.

 

Section  <sml:position name="sensorPosition">:

This provides the geographical coordinates of the site.

 

Section  <sml:inputs> et ml:outputs">:

This provides the different types of water heights available.

 

Dissemination of tidal data in XML or JSON formats

To familiarize you with future tide gauge data formats, we are providing an example of a download using the SOS format: Downloads.zip

REFMAR and data.shom.fr personnel are available to help you make the switch and answer all your questions.

 

 

References

 

To find to more

 

Last updated: 2015 06 01

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