SPASE (meta)Data Model
The SPASE Data Model consists of an exclusive set of resource types which can be used to describe data along with its scientific context, source, provenance, content and location. It is designed to support a federated data system where data may reside at different locations and may be seperated from the metadata which describes it.
While the data model is neutral on how to it may be expressed, the preferred expression form is XML. There are XML Schema documents which can be used to generate and validate SPASE compliant XML documents.
There are tutorials and other information available at the SPASE School.
Top Level ViewThe Resource Types currently in the data model are:
Each of these elements is broken down into sub-elements that provide sufficient detail for adequate description of data sets. The Resource Types Numerical Data, Display Data and Catalogue are the resources used to describe Heliophysics data products. These data product descriptions reference the other resources which contain descriptions of the observatories, instruments, people, etc. that created the data products. The resources are described using the terms from the SPASE Data Dictionary presented in the Data Model document.