Interoperability In The New Planetary Science Archive (PSA)

Thursday, 17 December 2015
Poster Hall (Moscone South)
Carlos Rios1, Isa Barbarisi1, Ruben Docasal1, Alan James Macfarlane1, Juan Gonzalez1, Christophe Arviset2, Emmanuel Grotheer2, Sebastien Besse1, Santa Martinez2, Dave Heather2, Guido De Marchi2, Tanya Lim2, Diego Fraga2 and Maud Barthelemy2, (1)European Space Agency, Villanueva De La Can, Spain, (2)European Space Agency, Villanueva de la Canada, Spain
As the world becomes increasingly interconnected, there is a greater need to provide interoperability with software and applications that are commonly being used globally. For this purpose, the development of the new Planetary Science Archive (PSA), by the European Space Astronomy Centre (ESAC) Science Data Centre (ESDC), is focused on building a modern science archive that takes into account internationally recognised standards in order to provide access to the archive through tools from third parties, for example by the NASA Planetary Data System (PDS), the VESPA project from the Virtual Observatory of Paris as well as other international institutions.

The protocols and standards currently being supported by the new Planetary Science Archive at this time are the Planetary Data Access Protocol (PDAP), the EuroPlanet-Table Access Protocol (EPN-TAP) and Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) standards.

The architecture of the PSA consists of a Geoserver (an open-source map server), the goal of which is to support use cases such as the distribution of search results, sharing and processing data through a OGC Web Feature Service (WFS) and a Web Map Service (WMS). This server also allows the retrieval of requested information in several standard output formats like Keyhole Markup Language (KML), Geography Markup Language (GML), shapefile, JavaScript Object Notation (JSON) and Comma Separated Values (CSV), among others. The provision of these various output formats enables end-users to be able to transfer retrieved data into popular applications such as Google Mars and NASA World Wind.