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Virtual observatory standards in action
Author(s): Mark George Allen; Sebastian Derriere; Francois Bonnarel; Thomas Boch; Pierre Fernique; Markus Dolensky; Mireille Louys; Anita M.S. Richards
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Paper Abstract

Interoperability in Virtual Observatories is based on standards for interchange formats, and protocols. Using real science cases, we present example VO tools based on the AVO prototypes and the CDS services, which implement the new and emerging VO standards. We discuss how these standards, such as VOTable, UCDs and data models enable interoperability between software components, and provide efficient and flexible means for data access. We show how UCDs are used in catalogue filtering and selection of relevant columns. We also demonstrate a simple yet powerful method for accessing data from image archives, customized data sets and local data within a single environment.

Paper Details

Date Published: 16 September 2004
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 5493, Optimizing Scientific Return for Astronomy through Information Technologies, (16 September 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.551513
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Mark George Allen, Observatoire de Strasbourg, CNRS (France)
Sebastian Derriere, Observatoire de Strasbourg, CNRS (France)
Francois Bonnarel, Observatoire de Strasbourg, CNRS (France)
Thomas Boch, Observatoire de Strasbourg, CNRS (France)
Pierre Fernique, Observatoire de Strasbourg, CNRS (France)
Markus Dolensky, European Southern Observatory (Germany)
Mireille Louys, Lab. des Sciences de I'Image, de l'Informatique et de la Teledetection (France)
Anita M.S. Richards, Jodrelle Bank Observatory/Univ. of Manchester (United Kingdom)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5493:
Optimizing Scientific Return for Astronomy through Information Technologies
Peter J. Quinn; Alan Bridger, Editor(s)

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