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ArcGIS and GRASS GIS for Planetary Data

Saiger, Peter and Wählisch, Marita and Scholten, Frank and Gwinner, Klaus and Jaumann, Ralf and Neukum, Gerhard and HRSC Co-Investigator Team, (2005) ArcGIS and GRASS GIS for Planetary Data. EGU 2nd General Assembly, 2005-04-24 - 2005-04-29, Vienna (Austria).

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Geographic Information Systems (GIS) are powerful tools for integrating information from different planetary datasets e.g. images, spectral data and digital terrain models which are often given in different vector or raster formats. Before analyzing these datasets within GIS it is necessary to relate them to a common reference system. While the regular standard GIS Systems are developed for terrestrial reference systems, additional efforts are required for the integration of planetary datasets into a GIS. On this poster we describe the import of different datasets into ESRI‘s commercial ArcGIS 9 and the open source project GRASS 5.3 (Geographic Resources Analysis Support System). We introduced several Mars datasets like MOLA (Mars Obiter Laser Altimeter), MDIM2.1 (Mars Digital ImageMosaic), MOC (Mars Orbiter Camera), TES (Thermal Emission Spectrometer), the USGS (US Geologic Survey) Geologic Map of Mars, and images of the High Resolution Stereo Camera of ESA‘s Mars Express mission. Before importing these datasets, we referenced all of them to theMOLA reference sphere using custom-made mapping tools in the VICAR (Video Image Communication and Retrieval) environment.We developed scripts to automate these steps and to create the image formats suited for GRASS and ArcGIS, respectively.

Document Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Poster)
Title:ArcGIS and GRASS GIS for Planetary Data
AuthorsInstitution or Email of Authors
Wählisch, MaritaUNSPECIFIED
Scholten, FrankUNSPECIFIED
Neukum, GerhardFreie Universität Berlin
HRSC Co-Investigator Team, UNSPECIFIED
Date:April 2005
Keywords:Mars, HRSC, GIS, ArcGIS, Grass
Event Title:EGU 2nd General Assembly
Event Location:Vienna (Austria)
Event Type:international Conference
Event Dates:2005-04-24 - 2005-04-29
Organizer:European Geosciences Union
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport (old)
HGF - Program:Space (old)
HGF - Program Themes:W EW - Erforschung des Weltraums
DLR - Research area:Space
DLR - Program:W EW - Erforschung des Weltraums
DLR - Research theme (Project):W - Projekt MARS-EXPRESS / HRSC (old)
Location: Berlin-Adlershof
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Planetary Research > Planetary Geodesy
Deposited By: Dr.rer.nat. Peter Saiger
Deposited On:19 Jan 2006
Last Modified:27 Apr 2009 04:56

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