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ISPRS 2001 An Orthoimage Map using data obtained from the Mars Orbiter Camera of Mars Global Surveyor
A basic requirement for the planning of future, perhaps even manned Mars missions are precise and high resolution maps of our neighbour planet and, especially, of the landing area. Here we present a new orthoimage map of Mars using data obtained from the Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC) of the Mars Global Surveyor (MGS). Since 1998, the National Aeronautics and Space Agency (NASA) uses the MGS for exploration and mapping of the global Martian surface. The new map covers the Mars surface from 0° to 180° West and from 60° South to 60° North, respectively, with a resolution of 231m/pixel. For map composing digital image processing methods have been used. Furthermore, we have succeeded to develop a processing method for composing image mosaics based on MOC data. This method may be used for composing image mosaics using CCD line camera data and is applicable also for other mars missions, whenever a CCD line camera is employed.
- G. Niedermaier, M. Wählisch, F. Scholten, F. Wewel, T. Roatsch, R. Jaumann, Th. Wintges
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