Anybody at AAS might want to check this out.
---------- Forwarded message ---------- From: Robert Hurt email@example.com Date: Wed, Dec 16, 2009 at 5:20 PM Subject: [astro-viz] AAS Splinter Meeting on Astro Visualization Metadata/VAMP To: firstname.lastname@example.org
While it has been a bit quiet on the astronomy metadata front and the Virtual Astronomy Mulitmedia Project (VAMP), the state of the art has actually been progressing rapidly and today there are many new tools to assist in adding astronomy-specific metadata to image galleries.
The January AAS meeting provides a perfect opportunity to bring together anyone involved in astronomical visualization, imagery, and outreach to discuss tools, techniques, and advancements in the use of Astronomy Visualization Metadata (AVM).
So if you are going to be at the AAS, please do set aside time to join us for the splinter session:
Tuesday, January 5th, 5:30-7:00 PM Harding Room
The meeting will be an informal discussion between interested parties with a goal of bringing everyone up to speed of what is being done, which projects are starting to implement AVM, what kind of funding has been granted, and what tools and workflows exist. If you have anything to contribute, please come prepared to chat about any of these topics, with or without slides. We will have a projector and screen for our own use (do not have to go through the AAS Speaker's Room).
As a quick teaser of some of the topics, here is an incomplete list of some of the latest developments:
CS4 compatible tagging tools
Support in Microsoft's WorldWide Telescope (stand-alone and web clients)
New Spitzer website built on AVM specifications
PinpointWCS tool from Chandra for recovering WCS data from reference FITS images
For more about AVM/VAMP: www.virtualastronomy.org
Cheers, Robert Hurt
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