VOTable: Tabular Data for the Virtual Observatory

François Ochsenbein, Roy Williams, Clive Davenhall, Daniel Durand, Pierre Fernique, Robert Hanisch, David Giaretta, Tom McGlynn, Alex Szalay, Andreas Wicenec

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The VOTable format is now an agreed upon XML standard for representing tabular data in the VO context. Tabular data are an important part of the data exchanged between all participants in the Virtual Observatory: such representations include data extracted from catalogues and surveys, calibration parameters and data, results of modelling applications, etc. An accurate description of what these data actually represent - the metadata - is an essential requirement in the VO context where the data are coming from many sources and are to be processed by many applications, in fully automatic procedures.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationToward an International Virtual Observatory: Proceedings of the ESO/ESA/NASA/NSF Conference
Place of PublicationGermany
PublisherSpringer-Verlag Berlin
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-540-39908-7
Publication statusPublished - 2002
Externally publishedYes
EventToward an International Virtual Observatory: ESO/ESA/NASA/NSF Conference - Garching, Germany
Duration: 10 Jun 200214 Jun 2002


ConferenceToward an International Virtual Observatory


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