October 5-9, 2014


P7.6 RegTAP -- a new API to the VO registry

Markus Demleitner (Universit├Ąt Heidelberg/GAVO)

The Virtual Observatory (VO) Registry is a comprehensive directory of astronomical services maintained collaboratively by major data centers across the globe. Until now, the API to the Registry as used by clients and users relied on several outdated standards, and was underspecified as more advanced functionality is concerned. With RegTAP, there is now a relational schema exposed via the VO's Table Access Protocol as implemented by many clients, and several compliant services already exist. While many users will just use UIs operating RegTAP -- and we briefly discuss one such UI --, both advanced users and client authors will want to directly operate the API. This poster will provide them a quick-start guide as well as a high-level overview of RegTAP.

Mode of presentation: poster

Applicable ADASS XXIV theme category: Web services and APIs