Generic Implementation of SODA
Historically VO services have been implemented in Java, in conjunction with XML as the linga franca, from the beginning for almost 20 years since.
Given the popularity of astropy and affiliated packages in the astronomy community, there is strong value proposition for Python based service implementation,
which can take advantage of popular and proven Python packages, such as pyvo, astroquery, astrocut, etc.
Hence ImgServ can implement this generic layer with the changes to the following modules: