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ready Table Access Protocol

Abbreviation: TAP

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The table access protocol (TAP) defines a service protocol for accessing general table data, including astronomical catalogs as well as general database tables. Access is provided for both database and table metadata as well as for actual table data. This version of the protocol includes support for multiple query languages, including queries specified using the Astronomical Data Query Language ADQL within an integrated interface. It also includes support for both synchronous and asynchronous queries. Special support is provided for spatially indexed queries using the spatial extensions in ADQL. A multi-position query capability permits queries against an arbitrarily large list of astronomical targets, providing a simple spatial cross-matching capability. More sophisticated distributed cross-matching capabilities are possible by orchestrating a distributed query across multiple TAP services.


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Publication for citation  Table Access Protocol Version 1.0 Dowler, Patrick; Rixon, Guy; Tody, Doug; SAO/NASA Astrophysics Data System ; 2010.

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Table Access Protocol Version 1.0

Dowler, Patrick; Rixon, Guy; Tody, Doug
SAO/NASA Astrophysics Data System 2010

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