VODataService refers to an XML encoding standard for a specialized extension of the IVOA Resource Metadata that is useful for describing data collections and the services that access them. It is defined as an extension of the core resource metadata encoding standard known as VOResource (Plante andÂ Demleitner etÂ al., 2018) using XML Schema. The specialized resource types defined by the VODataService schema allow one to describe how the data underlying the resource cover the sky and the frequency and time axes. VODataService also enables detailed descriptions of tables that includes information useful to the discovery of tabular data. It is intended that the VODataService data types will be particularly useful in describing services that support standard IVOA service protocols.
IVOA Recommendation 02 November 2021
- Pub Date:
- November 2021