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ISPRS 2003 Cartographic Support to Venglobgek International Project on the General Geologic Mapping of Venus: The Main Outlines
The planet Venus is the second largest (after the Earth) body among the terrestrial-type planets. The surface of Venus is 460x106 km2, which is three times larger than the area of the dry land (continents + islands) on the Earth. The general geologic mapping of the planet Venus is under development as the joint VENGLOBGEK project of Vernadsky Institute, Moscow, Russia and Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island, USA since 1995. VENGLOBGEK is the abbreviation from the Russian transcription of ‘Venus: Global geologic map’ – Venera: Global’naya geologicheskaya karta). The project is aimed to produce the geologic map covering the whole planet Venus at 1:10,000,000 scale. The project coordinators are A. T. Basilevsky (Vernadsky Institute) and J. W. Head (Brown University). The map editors are A. T. Basilevsky (geology) and G. A. Burba (cartography).
- G. A. Burba, V. P. Shashkina, V. P. Kryuchkov, I. V. Shalimov
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