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Can I use ArcGIS to map planets in particular Mars?

Where would I start in terms of basemapping and projection?

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A google on "ArcGIS mars coordinate reference" returned a link to help.arcgis.com/en/arcgisdesktop/10.0/help/003r/pdf/… Non-earth spheroids start at the bottom of page 2. – Vince Feb 4 at 18:43
    
thanks you @Vince. Where can I find these projections as something I can impot to ArcGIS? – user5495269 Feb 4 at 18:48
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This is an intrinsic feature of ArcGIS. Just open "Geographic Coordinate Systems" folder, then the "Solar System" folder, then choose "Mars" and the datum associated with your data.

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Note: ArcGIS doesn't have any projected coordinate reference systems for the other planets and moons. If you want to use a projected CRS, you'll have to make a custom one. – mkennedy Feb 5 at 20:26
    
Can it be called a 'Geographic' coordinate system though as s.s. geography is the study of the Earth? – nmtoken Feb 9 at 19:12

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