Mission Statement

Ensuring that planetary data are usable for any purpose, now and in the future.


The Mapping and Planetary Spatial Infrastructure Team was established by NASA and the planetary science community in the fall of 2014, following recommendations from the Planetary Science Subcommittee of the Science Committee of the NASA Advisory council. Originally named the Cartography Research Assessment Group (CRAG), the MASPSIT name was adopted in the fall of 2015 to be more inclusive of all aspects of spatial data analysis and associated infrastructure. The team consists of all interested members of our community and has a Steering Committee which actively solicits input from the scientific community and reports its findings to NASA as requested.

We are working hard to ensure that planetary geoscience maps meet the needs of the broadest part of the scientific community possible. Your responses will help identify areas of improvement. Please visit bit.ly/map_input
 to provide input. We need your opinion!

  • Maximum of 30 questions
  • <10 minutes
  • Responses are anonymous
  • Request opens on Sunday, March 19, 2017 and will be open for approximately 30 days

Collated input will be discussed at the 2017 Planetary Geologic Mappers Annual Meeting being held June 12 - 13, 2017 at the High Country Conference Center in Flagstaff, AZ. Responses and resulting future road mapping efforts will be posted on this website by August 31, 2017.