The SPASE documentation is a valuable set of references for understanding, using and creating SPASE resource descriptions and services.

Additional information on using SPASE metadata and tools can be found at the SPASE School.


Parameter Key Formation for Plain Text Data
Describes Parameter Key formation rules for describing simple tabular plain text files.
Data Model Version Numbers
Describes how versions numbers are assigned to each instance of the SPASE Data Model.
Resource ID Formation Rule
A common convention for the formation of resource identifiers used in a SPASE resource description.
Text Normalization and Mark-up
Describe how to normalize and mark-up text in a SPASE resource description to define a desired layout or format.
Heliophysics Event List (Catalogue) Format
Describes the Heliophysics Event List format which is a plain text data format with metadata embedded in comments.
Text Example - VOTable Example

API Specifications

The Heliophysics Application Programmer’s Interface (HAPI) specification for a standard set of services for delivering digital Heliophysics time series data.

Data Model

The dictionary defines all the terms used in SPASE models.
Metadata Model
The Metadata Model defines the specification for how to create resource descriptions.
XML Schema
The XML Schema documents define the metadata model for use in XML documents.
XMI Models
The XMI definition of the metadata model is a standard form used by modeling tools.