October 5-9, 2014


P7.1 TAP use cases in Simbad

Anais Oberto (CDS, Observatoire astronomique, Strasbourg, France)

Marc WENGER, Gregory MANTELET CDS - Centre de Donnees astronomiques de Strasbourg, Observatoire astronomique de Strasbourg, Universite de Strasbourg, CNRS / UMR 7550, France) Astronomisches Rechen Institute, Heidelberg, Germany

TAP (Table Access Protocol promoted by IVOA) is now available on SIMBAD web site since July 2012. We will have a look of all kinds of uses and try to figure how people use it in SIMBAD. Thanks to ADQL (Astronomical Data Query Language), everyone can write its own query using criteria on all data available on the database. In the SIMBAD database, more than 30 tables are available, but it could be rather difficult to write a complex query. We will see how many join between tables are used, and how many fields are used in the queries. The SIMBAD usage is going to change thanks to this new feature, a new way to search in the database.

Mode of presentation: poster

Applicable ADASS XXIV theme category: Web services and APIs