Astrogeology Science Center

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

14 July 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. Cosmetically, mosaics will have hard edges between images due to seasonal, time, and calibration differences.… Read More

Ten New THEMIS Geodetically Controlled Mosaics Available from the USGS

22 April 2016

THEMIS infrared geodetically controlled mosaics, updated spacecraft pointing and orientation information (i.e., preliminary smithed SPICE kernels), and supporting documentation are available for download and public use from the United States Geological Survey (USGS) Astrogeology Science Center.… Read More

Announcement: Planetary Geologic Mappers Meeting 2016

19 April 2016

Dear Planetary Geologic Mappers,Announcing, registration and abstract submissions are now open for the 2016 Planetary Geologic Mappers’ Meeting, to be held at the USGS in Flagstaff, Arizona, June 13-15.The website is:  You can register and… Read More

LIFT - Load Image from Footprint Toolbar for ArcMap

28 July 2015

The ArcMap 10.2 Python Addin called Load Image from Footprint Toolbar (LIFT, v0.2) was just released for testing. This simple ArcMap add-in loads one or more images from a footprint vector polygon file which has a text field with the image's local path and filename in the field.  To… Read More

Agenda for the 2nd Planetary Data Workshop

11 May 2015

Agenda and Presentations: the heals of the excellent ESA GIS Workshop, the 2nd Data Workshop is quickly shaping up to be another great meeting to discuss upcoming data and tools and to participate in many hands-on seesions from ISIS… Read More

Abstracts for 2011 and 2012 PGM Meeting online

28 April 2015

Preliminary abstract volumes for the 2011 and 2012 Annual Planetary Geologic Mappers Meeting have been placed online:

Digital image mosaic and topographic map of the moon released

14 April 2015

Digital versions of the Image Mosaic and Topographic Map of the Moon have been released. The USGS Scientific Investigations Map 3316 (SIM3316) highlights both the LROC Team's global WAC mosaic and three of the LOLA Team's digital elevation models. For each map, lunar names (nomenclature) were… Read More

Second Planetary Data Workshop - Save the Date

12 February 2015

Conference Date: June 8-10, 2015 Venue:  High Country Conference Center, Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, ArizonaThe purpose of this worskhop is to provide a forum for discussion of available planetary data, including information on how the data are found, downloaded,… Read More

Map of Western Candor Colles Region of Mars released

12 December 2014

Astrogeology scientist Chris Okubo's HiRISE-based geologic map titled Bedrock Geologic and Structural Map Through the Western Candor Colles Region of Mars was publically released today. This new map provides geologic and structural information on layered sedimentary rocks at a scale comparable to… Read More

The 2015 Annual Planetary Geologic Mappers Meeting

4 December 2014

University of Hawaii at Manoa, Honolulu, HIJune 20 to 25, 2015Saturday-Sunday, June 20-21 - Optional field trip(s)Monday, June 22 - Oral and poster presentationsTuesday, June 23 - Oral and poster presentationsWednesday, June 24 - GIS and Geologic Mapping - Q&AThursday, June 25 - Optional field… Read More