Resources and Facilities

  • 3D Facility at the University College of London Regional Planetary Image Facility
    The UCL RPIF extended its role to include the processing of planetary data for scientific use, particularly the production of stereo digital terrain models. The facility provides the hardware and software necessary to process and produce high-resolution digital terrain models from different planetary bodies using stereo images. Contact the UCL RPIF for information and access.
  • Beginner’s Guide to Stereo-derived DEM Production and Analysis using ISIS, ASO, and ArcMap
    A brief beginners’ guide to producing and analyzing planetary stereo image-based digital elevation models
  • Earth Impact Database
    The Earth Impact Database is a source of information to assist the scientific, industrial, government and public communities in furthering collective knowledge of impact structures on Earth.
  • Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature
    Maintained by the USGS Astrogeology Science Center, this  Gazetteer was developed in cooperation with the International Astronomical Union.
  • ISIS (Integrated Software for Imagers and Spectrometers)
    digital image processing software to manipulate imagery collected by current and past NASA and International planetary missions sent throughout our Solar System.
  • JMARS (Java Mission-planning and Analysis for Remote Sensing)
    Geospatial information system (GIS) developed by Arizona State University’s Mars Space Flight Facility to provide mission planning and data-analysis tools to NASA's orbiters, instrument team members, students, and public.
  • LMMP (Lunar Mapping and Modeling Portal) 
    Web portal for lunar visualization data including lunar surface imagery, altimetry, spectral reflectance, temperature and lighting from Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter and past lunar missions.
  • LPI Clementine Mapping Project
    Online tool for generating Clementine data maps of the Moon
  • Lunar Distant Calculator
    Distance calculator between two points on the Moon
  • Map-a-Planet
    Customize and download your own image of the planets and moons.
    USGS Astrogeology Mapping, Remote-sensing, Cartography, Technology, and Research GIS Lab aimed at the planetary research community includes specialized tools and tutorials.
  • NASA 3D Resources
    NASA collection of 3D models of asteroids, planetary surfaces, and spacecraft
  • NASAView Image Display Software
    A NASA Planetary Data System archive product display program that runs on multiple platforms including Solaris, Linux, Windows, and Macintosh.
  • Planetary Science Archive (PSA) 
    Central repository for all scientific and engineering data returned by ESA's Solar System missions
  • PILOT (Planetary Image Locator Tool)
    Tool to access NASA’s largest spacecraft imagery archive.
  • Resources for Earth and Planetary Research
    Guide to locating resources for Earth and planetary research from National Air and Space Museum
  • RGCPS GIS Facility
    GIS laboratory with mapping and image processing workstation for authorized users. Workstations are equipped with Arizona State University licensed ArcGIS, ISIS 3, and ENVI 4.
  • SPICE Toolkit
    For writing programs to generate observational coordinates, and for performing other geometry calculations
  • USGS/NASA Photogrammetry Guest Facility
    The Facility is for planetary researchers, international scientists, and graduate students to training and perfect digital topographic modeling.
  • VICAR (Video Image Communication and Retrieval)
    An image processing software system to process images from the Jet Propulsion Laboratory's unmanned planetary spacecraft. Also used in other applications including biomedical image processing, cartography, earth resources, astronomy, and geological exploration. Used by researchers at NASA sites and universities.