USGS

Venus Mapping White Paper

Open-File Report 95-519


VIII. Summary

This report presents a set of interpretive methods that form a template for the presentation of Magellan data on Venus geologic maps. It is suggested that mappers select type examples for most areally extensive units and that the data be presented in a table of properties and a radar correlation chart. Examples of these are shown here and a set of program tools are available, which should permit all of the mappers to produce the necessary values. These same programs may also allow reviewers to check the data on a map or to suggest alternative sample sites.