USGS/NASA Planetary Photogrammetry Guest Facility

Science Center Objects

-- ON HOLD -- Training Opportunity -- ON HOLD --

Photogrammetric Processing of Planetary Stereo Imagery using ISIS and SOCET GXP® TBD


Please note that we no longer have any scheduled SOCET SET® trainings at this time. We are currently transitioning to BAE's latest photogrammtry suite called SOCET GXP®, thus all training opportunities are on hold. Once our transition to SOCET GXP® is complete, we will resume training oppertunities. 

Original notes and materials for BAE's SOCET Set®

This training will cover photogrammetric processing of planetary stereo imagery using ISIS and SOCET SET® software developed by BAE Systems.  The training is free to participants, and will cover end-to-end, hands-on photogrammetric procedures for surface extraction from Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter HiRISE image pairs. The topics include:

  • An introduction to photogrammetric procedures and surface generation techniques;
  • Overview of HiRISE imagery;
  • Workflow and data exchange between ISIS and SOCET Set®

The hands-on training will include an overview of ISIS preprocessing, SOCET SET® import of image and reference data, orientation procedures, triangulation and bundle adjustment, automated surface extraction of digital terrain models (DTM), editing, and data export.

For question about future opportunities, please send an email to Donna Galuszka (


Training will be 3 days

  • Participants will use standardized sets of HiRISE images throughout the training.
  1. Agenda
  2. Primer
  3. LPSC abstract on Photogrammetry Guest Facility
  4. Maps: to USGS, to room in Building 6
  5. Badge Instruction - needed when you arrive
  6. Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)


“Stereo photogrammetry is a cornerstone of the planetary surface research group at Cornell and the training provided by USGS was instrumental in starting up our lab. From first-hand experience, I can say that the ISIS and SOCET Set® classes on processing and generation of DTMs and orthoimages is an invaluable asset to the entire planetary community, especially those working on NASA RNA projects” said former trainee (2012/2013) Dr. Alexander Hayes, professor at Cornell University.


“These workshops a great opportunity for Astrogeology to make available to the whole planetary community our unique and world-class expertise in planetary photogrammetry, which has been an integral part of our mandate since the inception of Apollo mission where our team was the first to generate geodetic-grade maps of the moon,” said Astrogeology Director Dr. Laszlo Kestay.