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Mars MRO CTX South Polar Digital Terrain Model Mosaic 50m v1 thumbnail

Mars MRO CTX South Polar Digital Terrain Model Mosaic 50m v1

application/isis 1 kBSep 30 2020

This digital terrain model (DTM) mosaic over the south polar region of Mars was generated by extracting three-dimensional point clouds from approximately 400 distinct CTX stereo image pairs and…

Moon Apollo 17 LROC NAC Landing Site Orthomosaic 50cm v1 thumbnail

Moon Apollo 17 LROC NAC Landing Site Orthomosaic 50cm v1

application/zip 6 MBMay 01 2018

Product Information: This is an (ortho-) mosaic map of the Apollo 17 landing site (L15K 20.2/30.7East COMT). The map includes nomenclature, elevation contours, the astronauts' major geology stops,…

Context Camera (CTX) Image Mosaics for Mars Human Exploration Zones 5m thumbnail

Context Camera (CTX) Image Mosaics for Mars Human Exploration Zones 5m

image/tiff 2 MBJul 01 2016

We have created 39 regional semi-controlled CTX mosaics at 5m/pixel for the 2015 proposed Mars Human Exploration zones. They are individually available for download in GeoTiff format from the "Online…

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Mercury 5M GIS Conversion v2

application/zip 710 MBMay 16 2016

These polygons are beased on the original created 1:5M geologic maps for Mercury as published in the late 80's and early 90's as created by several authors. The original GIS conversion was completed…

Global Geologic Map of Ganymede, SIM3237 thumbnail

Global Geologic Map of Ganymede, SIM3237

application/zip 102 MBFeb 11 2014

Ganymede is the largest satellite of Jupiter, and its icy surface has been formed through a variety of of impact cratering, tectonic, and possibly cryovolcanic processes. The history of…

Lunar 1:5M Geologic Map Renovation, 2013 thumbnail

Lunar 1:5M Geologic Map Renovation, 2013

application/zip 280 MBMar 12 2013

These maps are a series of geologic maps that cover the entire Moon at a scale of 1:5,000,000 originally created in the 1970's. Because of increasing emphasis on lunar studies from recent orbital…

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Geologic Map of Io, SIM 3168

application/zip 268 MBMar 13 2012

Io, discovered by Galileo Galilei on January 7-13, 1610, is the innermost of the four Galilean satellites of the planet Jupiter. It is the most volcanically active object in the Solar System, as…

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Moon LRO LOLA Color Shaded Relief 388m v4

application/isis 3 GBAug 01 2011

Product Information: This is a colorized shaded-relief of a original polar digital elevation model (DEM) from the Lunar Orbiter Laser Altimeter (LOLA; Smith et al., 2010), an instrument on the…

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Mars 15M Geologic Map GIS Renovation

application/zip 15 MBMar 01 2006

A digital adaptation of the hard-copy Viking Orbiter-based geologic maps of Mars. The western equatorial region was originally mapped by David H. Scott and K. L. Tanaka (USGS I-1802-A, 1986, 1:15M…

Io Galileo SSI / Voyager Color Merged Global Mosaic 1km thumbnail

Io Galileo SSI / Voyager Color Merged Global Mosaic 1km

application/isis 189 MB

To present more information-rich views of Io, the global color derived from the Galileo color images was superimposed on the more detailed, higher resolution monochrome mosaics. The procedure adopted…

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Valles Marineris - The Grand Canyon of Mars

http://astrogeology.usgs.gov/geology/mars-valles-marineris

The Valles Marineris is a system of canyons located just south of the Martian equator. The system is about 4000 km long, and, if on earth, would extend all the way across the United States. The…

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ISPRS 1998 Use of GIS in Determining Valley Origin on Mars thumbnail

ISPRS 1998 Use of GIS in Determining Valley Origin on Mars

application/pdf 79 kB

The Pathfinder mission made use of a unique capability to rapidly generate and interactively display three-dimensional photo-realistic virtual reality (VR) models of the Martian surface. The Stereo…

ISPRS 1999 A Database of Viking Orbiter Image Coverage of Mars for Cartographic and Scientific Use thumbnail

ISPRS 1999 A Database of Viking Orbiter Image Coverage of Mars for Cartographic and Scientific Use

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Viking Orbiters 1 and 2 collectively returned more than 46,000 images of Mars between 1976 and 1980. Numerous observation sequences with different objectives resulted in an extremely complex and…

ISPRS 1999 PIGWAD - Planetary Interactive GIS on the Web Analyzable Database thumbnail

ISPRS 1999 PIGWAD - Planetary Interactive GIS on the Web Analyzable Database

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We are producing a webbased, user-friendly interface built on a powerful Geographic Information System (GIS), that will integrate statistical and spatial relational tools for analyses of planetary…

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ISPRS 2003 Specialized Planetary Cartography Database

application/pdf 61 kB

The existing DBs are not enough universal from planetary cartography point of view . It is useful to develop a Solar System bodies DB with a map-oriented data access. Our Planetary Cartography…

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ISPRS 2003 GIS 101 for Planetary Research

application/pdf 156 kB

GIS-like tools have existed in the computer age since scientists have been displaying images or comparing digital datasets. Whether it was a program on a mainframe to draw a satellite image to…

ISPRS 2003 Utilizing GIS in Martian Impact Crater Studies thumbnail

ISPRS 2003 Utilizing GIS in Martian Impact Crater Studies

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The Mars Crater Morphology Consortium was formed in 1997 to facilitate exchange of martian impact crater data among researchers through standardizing nomenclature, integrating crater databases into…

ISPRS 2004 Combining Mars Data in GRASS GIS for Geologic Mapping thumbnail

ISPRS 2004 Combining Mars Data in GRASS GIS for Geologic Mapping

application/pdf 662 kB

Geo Information Systems (GIS) are standard tools in the Earth sciences whenever different geographic data sets must be combined. GIS became increasingly popular in the field of planetary research as…

ISPRS 2004 Geomorphometric Mapping of Grand Canyon from the 1-Degree USGS DEMs thumbnail

ISPRS 2004 Geomorphometric Mapping of Grand Canyon from the 1-Degree USGS DEMs

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In a previous research effort a terrain partition framework was defined allowing the partition of the landscape of Valles Marineris chasma (an elongated steep-sided depression located in Mars) to…