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.
- Atlas of Lunar Sinuous Rilles
Comprehensive collection of images of 195 lunar sinuous rilles that are globally distributed around the Moon
- 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
- Cartography and Imaging Sciences Node
Discipline node of the Planetary Data System is the curator of NASA's primary digital image collections from past, present and future planetary missions. Has a special section for New Users of planetary imagery (http://img.pds.nasa.gov/help/newusers.html)
- 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.
- Lava Tube Database
Digital version of a hard-copy collection that includes data sheets, maps, photographs and other documentation of lava tube caves throughout the world.
- Lunar Cratering
- Lunar Distant Calculator
Distance calculator between two points on the Moon
Customize and download your own image of the planets and moons.
- MRCTR GIS Lab
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
- Ronald Greeley Center for Planetary Studies 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.