Hierarchical Progressive Survey (HiPS)

HiPS is a hierarchical scheme for the description, storage and access of sky survey data. The system is based on hierarchical tiling of sky regions at finer and finer spatial resolution which facilitates a progressive view of a survey, and supports multi-resolution zooming and panning. HiPS uses the HEALPix tessellation of the sky as the basis for the scheme and is implemented as a simple file structure with a direct indexing scheme that leads to practical implementations.

More information is available at:

http://ivoa.net/documents/HiPS/index.html

Topic revision: r1 - 2018-03-06 - ChenzhouCui
 
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