International Virtual Observatory Alliance
This document defines the high level metadata necessary to describe
the physical parameter space of observed or simulated astronomical
data sets, such as 2D-images, data cubes, X-ray event lists, IFU data,
etc.. The Characterisation data model is an abstraction which can be
used to derive a structured description of any relevant data and thus
to facilitate its discovery and scientific interpretation. The model
aims at facilitating the manipulation of heterogeneous data in any VO
framework or portal.
Data Model for Astronomical DataSet Characterisation
IVOA Proposed Recommendation 14 September 2007
- Interest/Working Group:
- IVOA Data Model Working Group
- Mireille Louys, Anita Richards, François Bonnarel,
Alberto Micol, Igor Chilingarian, Jonathan McDowell
This is an IVOA Proposed Recommendation made available for public review.
It is appropriate to reference this document only as a recommended standard that is under review and which may be changed before it is accepted as a full recommendation.