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The Virtual Observatory (VO) is the vision that astronomical datasets and other resources should work as a seamless whole. Many projects and data centres worldwide are working towards this goal. The International Virtual Observatory Alliance (IVOA) is an organisation that debates and agrees the technical standards that are needed to make the VO possible. It also acts as a focus for VO aspirations, a framework for discussing and sharing VO ideas and technology, and body for promoting and publicising the VO. This collection lists the documents & standards agreed by IVOA.
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Record added: March 15, 2018, 12:56 p.m..
Record updated: May 1, 2018, 1:51 p.m. by The FAIRsharing Team.

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Registry Name Abbreviation Type Domain Taxonomy Related Database Related Standard Related Policy In Collection/Recommendation Status

Astronomical Data Query Language ADQL Standard None None ready

Data Access Layer Interface DALI Standard None None ready

DataLink DataLink Standard None None ready

Data Model for Astronomical DataSet Characterisation Characterisation Standard None None ready

HEALPix Multi-Order Coverage Map MOC Standard None None ready

Hierarchical Progressive Survey HiPS Standard None None ready

IVOA Credential Delegation Protocol IVOA Credential Delegation Protocol Standard None None ready

IVOA Dataset Metadata Model DatasetDM Standard None None ready

IVOA Identifier IVOA Identifier Standard None None ready

IVOA N-Dimensional Cube Model NDimCubeDM Standard None None ready

IVOA Photometry Data Model PhotDM Standard None None ready

IVOA Provenance Data Model ProvenanceDM Standard None None ready

IVOA Registry Interfaces IVOA Registry Interfaces Standard None None ready

IVOA Registry Relational Schema RegTAP Standard None None ready

IVOA Server-side Operations for Data Access SODA Standard None None ready

IVOA Single-Sign-On Profile: Authentication Mechanisms SSO - Authentication Standard None None ready

IVOA Sky Event Reporting Metadata VOEvent Standard None None ready

IVOA SkyNode Interface SNI Standard None None ready

IVOA Spectral Data Model SpectralDM Standard None None ready
IVOA Standard for Unified Content Descriptors IVOA UCD Standard None None ready

IVOA Support Interfaces VOSI Standard None None ready

IVOA Web Services Basic Profile IVOA Web Services Basic Profile Standard None None ready

IVOA XML Encoding Schema for Resource Metadata for Collections of Events VOEventRegExt Standard None None ready

Observation Data Model Core Components and its Implementation in the Table Access Protocol ObsCoreDM Standard None None ready

Parameter Description Language PDL Standard None None ready

Resource Metadata for the Virtual Observatory IVOA RM Standard None None ready

Simple Application Messaging Protocol SAMP Standard None None ready

Simple Cone Search Simple Cone Search Standard None None ready

SimpleDALRegExt - Describing Simple IVOA Data Access Services SimpleDALRegExt Standard None None ready

Simple Image Access Protocol SIA Standard None None ready

Simple Line Access Protocol SLAP Standard None None ready

Simple Spectral Access Protocol SSA Standard None None ready

Simple Spectral Lines Data Model SSLDM Standard None None ready

Simulation Data Access Layer SimDAL Standard None None ready

Simulation Data Model SimDM Standard None None ready

Space-Time Coordinate Metadata for the Virtual Observatory STC Standard None None ready

Space-Time Coordinate Metadata Linear String Implementation STC-S Standard None None ready

StandardsRegExt: a VOResource Schema Extension for Describing IVOA Standards StandardsRegExt Standard None None ready

Table Access Protocol TAP Standard None None ready

TAPRegExt TAPRegExt Standard None None ready

Units in the Virtual Observatory VOUnits Standard None None ready

Universal Worker Service Pattern UWS Standard None None ready

Virtual Observatory Data Modeling Language VO-DML Standard None None ready

Vocabularies in the Virtual Observatory Vocabularies in the Virtual Observatory Standard None None ready

VODataService: a VOResource Schema Extension for Describing Collections and Services VODataService Standard None None ready

VOEvent Transport Protocol VOEvent Transport Protocol Standard None None ready

VOResource - an XML Encoding Schema for IVOA Resource Metadata VOResource Standard None None ready

VOSpace Service Specification VOSpace Standard None None ready

VOTable Format Definition VOTable Standard None None ready