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Paper: GOM.FITS: Modeling and Storing FITS Metadata in a Relational Database
Volume: 461, Astronomical Data Analysis Software and Systems XXI
Page: 371
Authors: Kim, J. W.; Lemson, G.
Abstract: Here we present GOM.FITS, a software solution for storing FITS metadata in a relational database according to a data model that treats every type of FITS file in a fully generic way. This solution has been used to publish various data sets through IVOA standards, but is generally useful in the management of large heterogeneous FITS catalogues, such as those derived from IVOA-like distributed queries. We motivate and describe the solution, show how to use it for discovering contents of such archives, and how to use simple SQL queries to map the model contents to any standard specified by organizations such as the IVOA.
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