Virtual Observatory standards in action

M.G. Allen, S. Derriere, F. Bonnarel, T. Boch, P. Fernique, M. Dolensky, M. Louys, A.M.S. Richards

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    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.
    Original languageUndefined
    Title of host publicationProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
    EditorsP J Quinn, A Bridger
    Number of pages10
    Publication statusPublished - 2004
    EventOptimizing Scientific Return for Astronomy through Information Technologies - Glasgow, United Kingdom
    Duration: 24 Jun 200425 Jun 2004
    Conference number: 64069


    ConferenceOptimizing Scientific Return for Astronomy through Information Technologies
    Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom

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