This is most likely the last version on FMI MetObjects. The development of meteorological GML features continues under a new name "Weather Objects Modelling Language (WOML)". See the WOML Wiki for more information.

FMI Meteorological Objects (version 2009/11/09 - 1.0)

FMI Meteorological Objects represent different weather-related phenomena described as GML Features. The primary use for these XML Schemas is describing the language for exchanging high-level abstaractions of meteorological data (weather analysis results, forecast coordination maps,...) using the OGC Web Feature Service (WFS).

For overview of the FMI Meteorological Objects and the forthcoming Weather Objects Modelling Language (WOML), see the presentation "Sense and Extensibility - Towards Weather Objects Modelling Language (WOML)" (PDF, 1MB) held in 2nd Workshop on the use of GIS/OGC standards in meteorology, Toulousee, France, 23nd November 2009.

The schemas have been separated into several XML Schema files, but all the elements and types are declared in the same version-dependent namespace: Users are free to use only a subset of these schemas by either

An aggregate schema file metobjects-all.xsd has been provided for those willing to import all the elements and types in their own schemas as the metobjects namespace.

Documentation & Schema files

Documentation for the Metobjects Schema is generated with Oxygen XML. It also covers part of the elements and the types in the GML 3.1.1 schema (dynamicFeature) and Dublin Core metadata elements (Simple DC) schema version 2008-12-12.

Download all the mentioned XML Schema files as a single zip-file.

For any questions, please contact Ilkka Rinne (ilkka dot rinne at fmi dot fi).

Changes since 2009/09/30

The main change was to make meteorological object collections extend gml:FeatureCollectionType.

Changes since 2009/09/07

The version 2009/09/30 is basically just a downport of the 2009/09/07 with the GML version changed from 3.2.1 to 3.1.1 to be compatible with WFS 1.1.0. As of writing this there is no GML 3.2.1 comptible version of WFS.

Changes since 2009/07/07

Changes since 2009/04/28

The 2009/07/07 version is a major update due to a couple of big changes:

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