Astrogeology Science Center

Data and Tools

The USGS Astrogeology Science Center provides various tools and web-based services to facilitate research through image location services (PILOT), live basemaps (Astro Webs Maps), image processing and map projection pipelines (POW), and a forthcoming update for the popular Map-a-Planet.

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Date published: October 15, 2020

Grand Falls, Arizona: Dune Field Sand Transport 2013 - 2016

As part of a NASA-funded study of sediment flux rates at a Mars analog site, we installed a suite of instruments in a small dune field near Grand Falls, Arizona. Data released in this report were collected from 10/28/2013 to 11/04/2016. The Grand Falls (GF) dune field is located on the Navajo Nation. It lies ~70 km NE of Flagstaff, AZ, 2 km east of Grand Falls, and just

Date published: October 15, 2020

Grand Falls, Arizona: Dune Field Sand Transport 2017 - 2019

As part of a NASA-funded study of sediment flux rates at a Mars analog site, we installed a suite of instruments in a small dune field near Grand Falls, Arizona. Data released in this report was collected from 02/07/2017 to 05/22/2019. The Grand Falls (GF) dune field is located on the Navajo Nation. It lies ~70 km NE of Flagstaff, AZ, 2 km east of Grand Falls, and just nor

Date published: July 24, 2020

High-Resolution Imaging Science Experiment Orthorectifiedimage Mosaic for Mars 2020 Terrain Relative Navigation

The Mars 2020 rover will explore Jezero crater, Mars to investigate an ancient delta for evidence of past microbial life and to better understand the geologic history of the region. The landing system onboard Mars 2020 will use technology developed at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) called Terrain Relative Navigation (TRN), which will enable the spacecraft to autonomously avoid ha

Date published: July 24, 2020

Context Camera Digital Terrain Model Mosaic for Mars 2020 Terrain Relative Navigation

The Mars 2020 rover will explore Jezero crater, Mars to investigate an ancient delta for evidence of past microbial life and to better understand the geologic history of the region. The landing system onboard Mars 2020 will use technology developed at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) called Terrain Relative Navigation (TRN), which will enable the spacecraft to autonomously avoid ha

Date published: July 24, 2020

High-Resolution Imaging Science Experiment Digital Terrain Model Mosaic for Mars 2020 Terrain Relative Navigation

The Mars 2020 rover will explore Jezero crater, Mars to investigate an ancient delta for evidence of past microbial life and to better understand the geologic history of the region. The landing system onboard Mars 2020 will use technology developed at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) called Terrain Relative Navigation (TRN), which will enable the spacecraft to autonomously avoid ha

Date published: July 24, 2020

Context Camera Orthorectifiedimage Mosaic for Mars 2020 Terrain Relative Navigation

This is a visible image mosaic generated from the Context Camera (CTX) images from the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter mission. This product is the Lander Visions System (LVS) map that will be onboard the spacecraft and will be considered the truth dataset that TRN will use to orient itself relative to the surface during Entry, Decent, and Landing. The images were orthorectified using dig

Date published: February 25, 2020

The Annex of the Cartography and Imaging Sciences Node

The Annex of the PDS Cartography and Imaging Sciences Node (IMG) is a data repository designed to support the public delivery of NASA-funded geospatial data products derived from PDS image data.

Date published: April 29, 2019

Geospatial Data Abstraction Library (GDAL)

The Geospatial Data Abstraction Library is a translator library for raster geospatial data formats that is released under an X/MIT style Open Source license by the Open Source Geospatial Foundation. As a library, it presents a single abstract data model for all supported formats. It also comes with a variety of useful...

Date published: April 29, 2019

Astro Web Maps

Our Web Mapping Services (WMS) and Web Feature Services (WFS) are based on Open Geospatial Consortium standards and allow capable mapping clients to view full-resolution planetary mosaicked Basemaps.  Besides being available for community use, these services are critical for many of our others...

Date published: November 28, 2018

Integrated Software for Imagers and Spectrometers

This is the home page for ISIS, a digital image processing software package. The focus of the software is to manipulate imagery collected by current and past NASA and International planetary missions sent throughout our Solar System.

Date published: November 14, 2018

Appendices for Planetary Geologic Mapping: Program Status and Future Needs

Appendices include the original survey, response data, and collated results related to the Open File Report. Geoscience maps, regardless of target body, are spatial and temporal representations of materials and processes recorded on planetary surfaces (Varnes, 1973; Spencer, 2000). The information and context provided by these maps promote basic and applied research within and a

Date published: October 12, 2018

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