next generation of Sky in Google Earth
fernique at simbad.u-strasbg.fr
Thu Jan 17 00:17:18 PST 2008
Dear VO members,
I would like to bring the discussion to another point related to the VO
and Google Sky/WWT.
I would like to ask to Google sky team and Microsoft WWT team if it is
possible to create my own client accessing their image data base. For
instance, if I want to add a dedicated Aladin layer displaying the HTM
sky background images from Microsoft data base, or the sector base sky
background images from Google, could I ? 1) Is there open standards for
that and I can develop my own client ? 2) Could I have to plug a kind of
proprietary libraries in Aladin ? 3) Or perhaps it is not possible at
all (technically ? strategically ? no documented ?) Obviously, the first
solution will be the best for my VO point of view.
I really appreciate to offer to Aladin users these astronomical data.
Exactly in a symetric way that WWT and Google Sky use Simbad opened
standards (object resolver, ...), or VizieR catalog access, and other VO
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