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Atlasmaker: A Grid-based Implementation of the Hyperatlas

Williams, R. D. and Djorgovski, S. G. and Feldmann, M. T. and Jacob, J. C. (2002) Atlasmaker: A Grid-based Implementation of the Hyperatlas. In: Astronomical Data Analysis Software & Systems XII, 13-16 October 2002, Baltimore, MD.

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The Atlasmaker project is using Grid technology, in combination with NVO interoperability, to create new knowledge resources in astronomy. The product is a multi-faceted, multi-dimensional, scientifically trusted image atlas of the sky, made by federating many different surveys at different wavelengths, times, resolutions, polarizations, etc. The Atlasmaker software does resampling and mosaicking of image collections, and is well-suited to operate with the Hyperatlas standard. Requests can be satisfied via on-demand computations or by accessing a data cache. Computed data is stored in a distributed virtual file system, such as the Storage Resource Broker (SRB). We expect these atlases to be a new and powerful paradigm for knowledge extraction in astronomy, as well as a magnificent way to build educational resources. The system is being incorporated into the data analysis pipeline of the Palomar-Quest synoptic survey, and is being used to generate all-sky atlases from the 2MASS, SDSS, and DPOSS surveys for joint object detection.

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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 the NASA for his support.
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