2007/08/25

GoogleSky and the VO


Now that GoogleSky is out, I think it's time to start working on integrating the wealth of information that the Virtual Observatory has into GoogleSky.
This will require a lot of work, but I believe the fundamental step are:
  1. Produce a VOTable to KML translator so that all VO holdings can be displayed in GoogleSky
  2. Adopt KML as a VO Standard
The International Virtual Observatory Alliance meets in Cambridge, UK in late September. It would be an ideal forum to discuss the previous steps.

As for me, I am working on making step (1) a reality soon.