International Virtual Observatory Alliance
This document describes a standard for Astronomical Outreach Imagery (AOI) metadata that can span both “photographic” images produced from science data and “artwork” illustrations. This standard will allow individual image files to be catalogued and offered through searchable databases like the Virtual Observatory (VO).
Astronomical Outreach Imagery Metadata Tags for the Virtual Observatory
IVOA Note 19 September 2006
- Interest/Working Group:
- not applicable
- Robert Hurt, Lars Lindberg Christensen, Adrienne Gauthier with input from the IAU Virtual Repository Working Group under IAU Commission 55 Communicating Astronomy with the Public
- Lars Lindberg Christensen, Robert Hurt
This is an IVOA Note expressing suggestions from and opinions of the authors.
It is intended to share best practices, possible approaches, or other perspectives on interoperability with the Virtual Observatory. It should not be referenced or otherwise interpreted as a standard specification.