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IVOA, Pune September 27-29 20041 Data Access Layer Working Group SSA Overview and Status Doug Tody National Radio Astronomy Observatory International V.

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1 IVOA, Pune September Data Access Layer Working Group SSA Overview and Status Doug Tody National Radio Astronomy Observatory International V IRTUAL O BSERVATORY

2 IVOA, Pune September SSA Elements Query Interface –Similar to SIA do a query (e.g., GET, WS; ADQL eventually) get back a VOTable –Query Response VOTable describes available datasets metadata is direct mapping of SSA data model data described may be "atlas" (precomputed) or virtual access reference URL points to the data

3 IVOA, Pune September SSA Elements Data Access –Use URL to fetch data data is generally computed on-the-fly –Data representation VOTable, FITS, native XML, text; pass-through same data object (DM) regardless of format

4 IVOA, Pune September SSA Elements SSA Data Model –Encompasses spectrophotometric data spectra, time series, SEDs Common model for all these cases –Query interface, dataset representations are all DM-based

5 IVOA, Pune September SSA Specification Activities SSA Data Model –Working draft advanced to V0.9 following May meeting focus on data representation, XML schema using SSA use-cases (test datasets) to refine model –Most issues at this point are more with specification document than with SSA DM will be discussed in smaller group characterization DM is important to SSA (and SIA)

6 IVOA, Pune September SSA Specification Activities SSA Data Representation –Have proposal(s) for FITS, VOTable, native XML data interchange tests are in progress –Serialization of SSA DM (JCM) SSA Query –Query parameters discussed already in May –Query response table and SSA DM (M.Dolensky) SSA Analysis Use-Case –VOSpec and handling of flux conversions in DM (P.Osuna)


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