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Hyperatlas: A New Framework for Image Federation

Williams, R.D. and Djorgovski, S.G. and Feldmann, M.T. and Jacob, J.C. (2003) Hyperatlas: A New Framework for Image Federation. In: Astronomical Data Analysis Software & Systems XIII, October 12-15, 2003, Strasbourg, France.

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Hyperatlas is an open standard intended to facilitate the large-scale federation of image-based data. The subject of hyperatlas is the space of sphere-to-plane projection mappings (the FITS-WCS information), and the standard consists of coherent collections of these on which data can be resampled and thereby federated with other image data. We hope for a distributed effort that will produce a multi-faceted image atlas of the sky, made by federating many different surveys at different wavelengths and different times. We expect that hyperatlas-compliant imagery will be published and discovered through an International Virtual Observatory Alliance (IVOA) registry, and that grid-based services will emerge for the required resampling and mosaicking.

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