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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, 12-15 October 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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Additional Information:We are grateful to the National Science Foundation for support of this work through the National Partnerships for Advanced Computational Infrastructure and through the National Virtual Observatory project. SGD thanks the NASA AISRP program for support. JCJ thanks NASA for his support.
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