2010

Archie’s Press Map of the Moon

Archie’s Press Map of the Moon

Cartographer: Archie Archambault Website Planetary Maps from Archie’s Press: The Elements of Space Archie’s Press publishes minimalist “mental” maps that are built from circles. “The circle, our Universe’s softest shape, clearly conveys size and connections.” – Archie says. He created a “Map from the Mind” for dozens of cities, simplifying structures and districts in the simplest […]

Map of the Moon, Swiss World Atlas (2016)

Map of the Moon, Swiss World Atlas (2016)

Topographic map of the Moon Three languages in the three language variants of the Swiss World Atlas (German, French, Italian) Projection: Lambert azimuthal equal-area projection Scale: 1:34,117,800 Cartographer: Stephan Wondrak Publisher: Institut für Kartografie und Geoinformation, ETH Zürich, Atlas Editor: Lorenz Hurni Website: https://schweizerweltatlas.ch/listings/2121/

Kenneth Field’s Map of Mars: “Is There Life on Mars?”

Cartographer: Kenneth Field Scale: 1: 20M, printed, 1:73-1:4M digital Equidistant Cylindrical Projection Date: 2016 Software: ArcGIS Digital edition Feature: customizable topographic color ranges    

Mars (National Geographic)

1973 The Red Planet 36.0ʺ × 22.5ʺ 2012: Destination Mars 1:27.4M 31.25″ x 20.25″ 2016 Map of Mars. Photographed at National Geographic Society, Washington, DC. 1:28M Shaded relief map plus topographic map (green to yellow-brown colors) Lambert azimuthal equal area projection. Publisher. National Geographic Society Online available Editor: Matthew W. Chwastyk. Text: Jeremy Berlin. Map […]

Venus, batik

Venus, batik

Venus, batik on silk, 112” x 37” Displayed: Elliot School of International Affairs, George Washington University, Washington, D.C.. Website: http://maryedna.com/public-art/venus/

Mars, batik

Slice of Mars, batik on silk, 116.75” x 35” Artist: Mary Edna Fraser Exhibited at ICC2017, Washington DC Website: http://maryedna.com/gallery/batiks/  

NASA Lunar Chart LPC-1

NASA Lunar Chart LPC-1

Scale 1:10M Third edition, February 2016 Two sheets: albedo (photomosaic) and DTM (colored hillshade) Dataset: Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera photomosaic / GLD100 DTM Publisher: ASU Second edition, 1979 Publisher: U.S. Defense Mapping Agency 1st Edition, March 1970  Prepared by the Aeronautical Chart and Information Center, United States Air Force, under the direction of the Department of Defense. […]

Quilled Spiral Moon

Quilled Spiral Moon

Artist-cartographer: Jennifer Grier Title: Spiral Moon Material, method: 1/4″ paper strips of 4 grey shades rolled into small circles, quilling Date: 2016 Size: 8″ On display: DPS/EPSC 2016, Pasadena, CA Awards: Little Circles 3RD Annual Quilling Contest, 2nd place More information on how it was created This quilled Moon is the work of lunar scientist – author – artist Jennifer Grier. […]

Hand-painted Globe of Io

Hand-painted Globe of Io

Artist-cartographer: Merc Boyan Date: 2016 On display: Planetary Society, Pasadena, California Method: Earth globe re-painted, using a virtual globe generated from actual images  

Orion Jupiter Map and Observer Guide

Orion Jupiter Map and Observer Guide

Publisher: Orion Telescopes and Binoculars Date: 2014 Copyright Orion Telescopes and Binoculars With full English Nomenclature Link  

Relief Dome of Enceladus with Active Plumes

Relief Dome of Enceladus with Active Plumes

Creative Director: Dan Goods Sculptor: Joby Harris Technical Integration: Shawn Jackson Fabricator: Fernando Escala at E Creative Group The Enceladus Half Dome exhibited at DPS/EPSC Pasadena, 2016. Description: a working 3D relief model of Enceladus, showing active water vapor geysers/plumes. Cartography: The model was sculpted as close to being topographically correct as possible. The cartographic base was […]

Carving Out the Face of the Moon

Carving Out the Face of the Moon

A relief map of a portion of the Moon / Artist’s book  Author: Jamie Molaro Material: PhD Thesis   The author’s comments: “This book is my PhD thesis, which focuses on the breakdown of boulders on the Moon due to diurnal thermally induced stresses, one of many processes that modifies and evolves the Moon’s landscape over time. […]

Explanation
Column name Column description
Catalog ID (M) N/A
Title Title of map
Author Name of mapper(s), or author, PI, map editor, illustrator, etc. with roles
Nationality Nationality of author
Start date Year when mapping began / or year or observation
Date of publication Year of publication or completion of manusctipt (empty if not published yet)
Body Target name (planetary body)
Online Online references about the map
Projection Projection of map. 2-hemisphere is shown here.
Scale N/A
Orientation Orientation of map [north up, south up] – only for historic maps (north: cartographic tradition, south: astronomical tradition)
Publication type The type of work that contains the map. [standalone, journal, conference, atlas, book figure, book supplement, book plate, encyclopedia, multisheet, digital]
Type, purpose Type of map purpose [generic, outreach, science, citizen, surface operation (pre mission), landing site (post mission), observer, opposition, index, reference, eclipse/transit/occultation] generic: not defined, outreach: maps for the general public made b
Primary Nomenclature Laguage(s) of nomenclature displayed on the map [Latin, English etc., IAU, informal]. Latin for Latin nomenclature prior to IAU.
Ref (map) Full reference of map publication or publication that contains the map
DOI DOI number of map
ID (publication) ID of map publication or figure number
Origin type If this map is not original, the following codes are used: [L: language variant, N: new print, U: updated edition, C: copied / modified from another map, R: renovation map (digital version of paper map with slight changes), F facsimile. RP: republished in
Origin ID Any maps that this map is based on or copied from. Database ID of original map.
Based on map Name of mapper
Base (spacecraft, telescope) Name of spacecraft / instrument
Original title Title of map in original langage (if not English)
Publisher Name of Publisher; manuscript or self-published. For journals and conferences, the name of the journal or conference.
Coverage Coverage of map [global, hemispheric, regional, local, landing site, landing ellipse, traverse]
Target location IAU name of target feature (if named) or near side, far side etc. (If nothing noted, it is global)
Country Country of Publisher (original/translation)
Type, content Type of map [photo, map, sketch map, drawing, globe, tactile, data]. Data for raster datasets. For vector data, see Feature DB. Drawing: no grid, scale, projection etc.
Image base Base theme of the map [shaded relief, photomosaic, photo, none]
Theme Theme of map [visual, albedo, radar, low sun, topography, elevation, geology, geomorphology, art, nomenclature reference, feature, landing site reference, opposition map, event (eclipse etc) etc.]. Low sun is optical photo with shadows and no albedo. Vis
Technique Cartographic technique [imagemap, datamap, cartographic map, unit map, airbrush, pencil, line drawing/outline, contour lines, DEM, DIM, shaded relief / hillshading, raster data etc.]
Style Details on style
Method Method how the data was obtained
Mapping scale Scale of mapping
Resolution Raster dataset resoltion [m/pixel]
Short Reference Short form of reference to the map publication
GIS / data URL where GIS or original spatial data is
Data provider N/A
Profession Profession of author (for historic maps)
Designator Sheet designator terms following Greeley and Batson (1990) Planetary Mapping. Cambridge University Press. – only if displayed on the map. First letter: target body, 5M: scale, 90/0 etc: center coordinates, OM – orthophotomosaic , T – Topographic data (nom
Control Controlled, semi-controlled, uncontrolled
Note on control Base of control
Series title Title of map series
Number of maps (in work) N/A
Number of quads N/A
Quad ID Quad ID (or quads IDs) contained on the map
Map Diameter N/A
Map width cm N/A
Map height cm N/A
Map width px N/A
Map height px N/A
Base type Type of instrument of observation of base data [naked eye, telescope, spacecraft, space telescope, lander]
Location of copy Library or archive where manuscript or rare copy is kept
Ref (literature) Reference – literature about the map, may be the source of data if the map is not available. Separated with # symbols.
Status (2017) Status of mapping [complete, in progress, in review] (mostly for USGS maps)
Aim Original aim of mapping, if available
Notes Any comments, remarks [Long text, may be multiple paragraphs]
Secondary nomenclature Other languages of the nomenclature
Nomenclature Notes Remarks on nomenclature
Photo note N/A
Reference frame ID from RefFrames
web2 Online references about the map
web3 Online references about the map
web4 Online references about the map
ocentric/ographic Map coordinate [planetographic, planetocentric]
N N/A
S N/A
W 360E N/A
E 360E N/A
W 180 N/A
E 180 N/A
W 360W N/A
R 360W N/A
fig1 N/A
fig1 caption N/A
fig2 N/A
fig2 caption N/A
fig3 N/A
fig3 caption N/A
fig4 N/A
fig4 caption N/A
fig5 N/A
fig5 caption N/A
STATUS N/A
Sum $180