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Additional Planetary Mapping and GIS Resources

Additional planetary mapping and GIS resources have been gathered here and will be periodically updated and modernized by the USGS. For clarifications or additions, please contact the Map Coordinator.



Resource and Link Description

ArcMap Annotation for Nomenclature (Jan. 2016)

Download Mars .zip •

Download Moon .zip •

These ArcMap GIS Annotation template examples were generated in early 2016. They can be used within your mapping project to help position nicely streamed names for planetary nomenclature. Please see the included abstract and documentation for help.

Request Feature Names

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Feature names are approved by the International Astronomical Union (IAU) Working Group for Planetary System Nomenclature (WGPSN). To request a feature name for your mapping area, please see the Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature website to fill out a Name Request Form.

See the Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature website for additional information.


Other Topics

Resource and Link Description

Planetary GIS Forum

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Post questions and review answers related to planetary spatial data.

GIS-Ready Mosaics

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Search and discover GIS-ready mosaics from the Astropedia database.

Additional GIS Downloads

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Explore additional resources on the pigpen archive.