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Paper: HiPS Catalogue Generation
Volume: 521, Astronomical Data Analysis Software and Systems XXVI
Page: 386
Authors: Pineau, F.; Boch, T.; Fernique, P.
Abstract: HiPS (Hierarchical Progressive Survey) offers a user friendly way to explore a catalogue on the sky. The user only has to browse into the sky by zooming and panning. All data transfers are transparently handled by the client (e.g. Aladin).
The all-sky view contains the more interesting objects with a spatial distribution which mimics the global spatial distribution of objects. Once the user has identified a region of interest and centered it by panning, more objects emerged as he zooms and keep zooming.
The CDS has developed a tool to offer its users a HiPS access to its catalogues. The tool has been made public so anyone can generate its own HiPS catalogues.
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