The VESPA infrastructure makes use of various tools often maintained by external developers, most of which predate VESPA.

The most closely related tools are:

  • Aladin (images and cubes)
  • CASSIS (spectra)
  • TOPCAT (tables and more)
  • 3Dview (various data types viewed in relation with spacecraft trajectories)
  • MATISSE (various data types viewed in relation with 3D shape models) - current (2020) link is https://tools.ssdc.asi.it/matisse.jsp
  • AMDA viewing tool (space plasma physics data)
  • SSHADE viewing tools (spectroscopy data)
  • APERICubes (PDS spectral cubes)
  • Planetary Cesium Viewer (Install & doc: 3D viewer of images and cubes) - link here 
  • iPECMAN : Interface for a multi-component spectral analysis of plasma waves

All of which benefit from direct inclusion in the VESPA activity.

VESPA issued requests for specific developments to other VO-compliant tools (sometimes in the past):

  • SPLAT-VO (spectra and vectors)
  • VOSpec (spectra)
  • SpecView (spectra and dynamic spectra)
  • Mizar and SITools2 (3D viewer of images and cubes) — Mizar seems deprecated (2024)

In addition to these, an effort is made to connect or adapt existing tools for use with VESPA and the VO.
These currently include:

  • WebGeoCalc (inputs for VO connectivity, being implemented at JPL)
  • Cosmographia (use case with spice kernels computed by DynAstVO, not interactive)
  • ImageJ (SAMP input plugin and better fits support at ObsParis)
  • QGIS (SAMP and VO connectivity at JacobsUni, fits interface at GEOPS)
  • Autoplot (installation of SAMP to retrieve time-related data from VESPA, at Iowa Univ. Must be launched from terminal, apparently)
  • JHelioViewer (https://www.jhelioviewer.org/) pending SAMP and TAP interfaces (solar 3D viewer + time series)



Evolution of SAMP

SAMP connexions over https used to be blocked by most browsers, but this is no longer true - depending on the browser in use.

See this page for evolutions and tests: https://wiki.ivoa.net/twiki/bin/view/IVOA/WebSampHttps



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