Albedo map

Solar albedo global map of Mars from OMEGA

Filled Albedo Mars map from poster by J. Audouard, M. Vincendon, F. Poulet and B. Gondet presented on The 48th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference. Link to poster: https://www.hou.usra.edu/meetings/lpsc2017/eposter/1980.pdf

Focas’ drawing of Mars 1958

Drawing by J. H. FOcas, Pic du Midi, 1958 Jean-Henri Focas Source: A. Dollfus: Visual and photographic studies off planets at the Pic du Midi. In: Planets and Satellites, GP Kuiper and B Middlehurst, eds. Chicago Univ Press 543-571.

Flammarion and Antoniadi’s Map of Mars (1900-1910)

Flammarion and Antoniadi’s Map of Mars (1900-1910)

1900. Courtesy of Ton Lindemann. This map is largely based on the British Astronomical Association map 1896 but includes more polar latitudes. Same map as above from a Russian encyclopedia. Новый энциклопедический словарь.  Брокгауза и Ефрона / [под общ. ред. К. К. Арсеньева]. Petrograd. n.d. СПб, 191(?). (c. 1915)      Antoniadi’s map 1900  reprojected onto the […]

G.A. Burba’s Albedo map of Mars

G.A. Burba’s Albedo map of Mars

  Source: G.A. Burba: The nomenclature of Martian topographic features, Moscow, Izdatel’stvo Nauka, 1981. 88 p.      

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. […]

Mottoni’s IAU Map of Mars (1941-52)

Mottoni’s IAU Map of Mars (1941-52)

Coordinate system created using Juventae Fons observations for determinig rotation and 260 control points by Camichel.  40 was used in this map. This map was made by Dr. de Mottoni (Giardini Glauco de Mottoni y Palacios), and presented at the 1958 Moscow IAU meeting. It represents the avegare positions of surface markings observed 1941-52. Source: A. Dollfus: Visual […]

North American Aviation map of Mars

North American Aviation map of Mars

The Planet Mars North American Aviation, Inc. Space and Information Systems Division Map provided courtesy of the USGS Flagstaff Library.

NASA Mars Chart 1970 (Mariner 6-7 results)

NASA Mars Chart 1970 (Mariner 6-7 results)

1:25M US Army Topographic Command, Washington, D.C. Advisors: Merton E Davies, JC Robinson, Bradford A Smith and the Mariner 6 and 7 Television Experiment Team. Nomenclature: 1958 IAU 1970 Note the handwritten notes of the Tharsis Montes. The map was drawn by pencil and charcoal, by Charles Cross  (Morton 2002:50) Morton O 2002 Mapping Mars. […]

Mariner 69 Mars Chart

Mariner 69 Mars Chart

Prepared under the direction of the Department of Defense, Aeronautical Chart and Information Center, US Air Force for NASA Control: EC Slipher, Gerard de Vaucouleurs, JPL. Source: drawings of 1958. 1:25M 1967 Map provided courtesy of the USGS Flagstaff Library.

MM 71 Mars Planning Chart

MM 71 Mars Planning Chart

Albedo maps and map with nomenclature Based on Earth based observations 1941-58 and Mariner VI and VII oobservations. Cartographer: James Roth under the direction of Gerard de Vaucouleurs, University of Texas, Austin, TX. Printed by JPL 1971 for the Mariner Mars 1971 Project. Map provided courtesy of the USGS Flagstaff Library.

Albedo maps of Lowell Observatory

Albedo maps of Lowell Observatory

Albedo features derived from Earth based International Planetary Patrol photographs selected from the collection at the Planetary Research Center of Lowell Observatory. Published by Planetary Research Center, Lowell Observatory, Copyright Lowell Observatory. Maps provided courtesy of the USGS Flagstaff Library. Mars 1969 Cartographers: JL Inge, CF Capen, LJ Martin, BQ Faure Mars 1973 Cartography: J. […]

G.A. Burba’s Mercury Map with Nomenclature

G.A. Burba’s Mercury Map with Nomenclature

G.A Burba: Nomenklatura Detaley Relyefa Merkuriya. Nauka, Moskva, 1982. Nomenclature: Cyrillic Topographic map of Mercury Albedo map of Mercury

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