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A content management system for astronomy and astrophysics

AstroNomical Information System is a web generic tool aimed at facilitating and homogenizing the implementation of astronomical data of various kinds and catalogues in dedicated Information Systems.

ANIS provides high level services like : search, extract and display imaging and spectroscopic data using a combination of criteria, an object list or a cone search interfaces, as well as download of catalogues and complete datasets.

With ANIS, the CeSAM offers web access to VO compliant Information Systems for different massive surveys (VVDS, HeDAM, ExoDat, VUDS, HST- COSMOS, ...), including ancillary data that are cross-matched before ingestion.


Current version:

  • ANIS v3.5 : december 2020
  • ANIS v3.4 : october 2020
  • ANIS v3.3 : july 2020
  • ANIS v3.2 : april 2020
  • ANIS v3.1 : march 2020
  • ANIS v3.0 : march 2019
  • ANIS v3 beta : september 2018

Public GIT repository
Past versions:
ANIS V1 et V2 (no longer supported)

  • ANIS v2.6.1 : october 2015
  • ANIS v2.0.0 : february 2014
  • ANIS v1.0.0 : march 2013
  • Overview

    API Server

    A PHP REST server for querying metadata database and scientific databases

    Web client

    A Single Page Application made with Angular / TypeScript, HTML & CSS, allows the user to query the REST server via AJAX request (GET, POST, PUT, DELETE)

    Web admin

    A Single Page Application made with Angular / TypeScript, HTML & CSS, allows to manage the ANIS metadata database

    Web services

    Astronomical image fits-cut, spectrum display, export archive, ...

    Technical solution

    anis v3 schema

    About this software

    ANIS has been developed by Laboratoire d'Astrophysique de Marseille to meet the needs of the various scientific missions in which it is engaged.


    ANIS is governed by the CeCILL license (Version 2.1 dated 2013-06-21) under French law and abiding by the rules of distribution of free software. You can use, modify and/or redistribute the software under the terms of the CeCILL license as circulated by CEA, CNRS and INRIA at the following URL

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