International Virtual Observatory Alliance
VODataService refers to an XML encoding standard for a specialized
extension of the IVOA Resource Metadata that is useful for describing
data collections and the services that access them. It is defined as
an extension the core resource metadata encoding standard known as
VOResource [Plante et al. 2008] using XML Schema.
The specialized resource types defined by the VODataService schema
allow one to describe how the data underlying the resource covers the
sky as well as frequency and time. This coverage description
leverages heavily the Space-Time Coordinates (STC) standard schema
[Rots 2007]. VODataService also enables detailed
descriptions of tables that includes information useful to the
discovery of tabular data. It is intended that the VODataService data
types will be particularly useful in describing services that support
standard IVOA service protocols.
VODataService: a VOResource Schema Extension for Describing Collections and Services
IVOA Working Draft 08 May 2009
- Interest/Working Group:
- Raymond Plante,
Guy Rixon, and
the IVOA Registry Working Group
- Raymond Plante
This is an IVOA Working Draft for review by IVOA members and other interested parties.
It is a draft document and may be updated, replaced, or obsoleted by other documents at any time.It is inappropriate to use IVOA Working Drafts as reference materials or to cite them as other than "work in progress".