On Mon, 14 Aug 2006, Mark Taylor wrote:
> I've now added most of the required catalogue-related functionality
> to GAIA. You can now load a table into TOPCAT, broadcast it to GAIA,
> and then have fun making selections of single or multiple rows in
> the one and passing them to the other. The new facilities are
> documented in the updated gaia.htx/plastic.html.
> I've checked this lot into CVS on the trunk. Since the keoe deadline
> was a couple of weeks ago I presume it's too late for that, though
> I do recall Tim commenting that the schedule had been put back a bit...
We are now in testing week again since Brad is now back and working full
time on the release. On the assumption that this only touches PLASTIC code
then it seems prudent to integrate it into the keoe branch since that will
make it easier for you to do demos.
> - You can currently only do PLASTIC catalogue business in GAIA with
> a catalogue that originated from PLASTIC (e.g. was sent by TOPCAT).
> You can't take a table that you've acquired from GAIA's Data-Servers
> menu and inject that into the PLASTIC system. I should probably
> add this.
I was going to ask about that. Not sure how common it will be but on the
assumption that TOPCAT does not yet handle SkyCat servers (it could quite
simply now that it supports TST - it just requires that a skycat.cfg
parser be written) there is still a market for doing a gaia
query based on the image and then sending it to TOPCAT for analysis.
Can TOPCAT make gaia load an image from an image server of the region
corresponding to the catalogue?
Will you have time to integrate SPLAT into this plastic world? Given that
VOSpec already is plastic-ized there would seem to be an interface that
could be matched. It would be fun to have the plastic hub show multiple
spectral viewers for gaia to use.