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The need for international planetary cartography planning and cooperation

Archinal, B. A. and Duxbury, T.C. and Oberst, Jürgen and Wählisch, Marita and Kirk, R.L. and Karachevtseva, I. (2014) The need for international planetary cartography planning and cooperation. 40th COSPAR Scientific Assembly, 2.-10. Aug. 2014, Moskau, Rußland.

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Official URL: https://www.cospar-assembly.org/abstractcd/COSPAR-14/abstracts/B0.8-0003-14.pdf


Cartography is fundamental to planetary science and as such, a lack of appropriate consideration of this foundation can have and has had serious and expensive consequences to both the scientific return from planetary missions and the safety of future lander missions. In this abstract we highlight the need for, and recommend cooperative planning of, such cartographic work at the national and international level. In an effort to support the planetary exploration initiatives of the various spacefaring nations, we detail specific negative consequences of not properly accounting for cartographic constraints during mission planning and execution. We will also pose several unanswered questions that must be addressed before new exploration efforts should commence. To assure the best possible return on space exploration investments, we recommend that the following planetary cartographic issues be considered: 1. Adequate resources for mapping at all stages from mission design through calibration, operations, development of processing algorithms and software, and processing to archiving; 2. Easy access to data sets and metadata from all nations; consistent (or at least well-documented) data formats; consistent cartographic standards; 3. Cooperation and support leading to the joint analysis of data sets from many nations, in turn leading to integration in a single cartographic coordinate framework at known accuracy levels, and the ability to leverage the powerful synergistic value of multiple data sets. Possible actions that could be taken to achieve these goals will also be presented.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/94227/
Document Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Speech)
Title:The need for international planetary cartography planning and cooperation
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthors ORCID iD
Archinal, B. A.U.S. Geological Survey, Flagstaff, AZ, USAUNSPECIFIED
Duxbury, T.C.George Mason UniversityUNSPECIFIED
Oberst, Jürgenjuergen.oberst (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Wählisch, Maritamarita.waehlisch (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Kirk, R.L.U.S. Geological Survey, Flagstaff, AZ, USAUNSPECIFIED
Karachevtseva, I.Moscow State University of Geodesy and Cartography (MIIGAiK), Moscow, RussiaUNSPECIFIED
Date:August 2014
Refereed publication:No
Open Access:Yes
Gold Open Access:No
In ISI Web of Science:No
Keywords:International Planetary Cartography Planning Needs
Event Title:40th COSPAR Scientific Assembly
Event Location:Moskau, Rußland
Event Type:international Conference
Event Dates:2.-10. Aug. 2014
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport
HGF - Program:Space
HGF - Program Themes:Space Science and Exploration
DLR - Research area:Raumfahrt
DLR - Program:R EW - Erforschung des Weltraums
DLR - Research theme (Project):R - Vorhaben Exploration des Sonnensystems
Location: Berlin-Adlershof
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Planetary Research > Planetary Geodesy
Deposited By: Wählisch, Marita
Deposited On:07 Jan 2015 09:36
Last Modified:31 Jul 2019 19:51

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