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Questions tagged [exogeography]

For questions related to geography and mapping of celestial bodies other than Earth, such as the moon or Mars.

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Setting coordinate system for image in ArcMap?

I am a beginner with ArcMap. I have a problem with setting coordinate system for my image. I am using an add-in which creates shapefiles .shp (craters, area), grids, plots and etc. However I get ...
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Where to download Mars DEMs and landcover?

I'm looking on the websites of the Mars Global Surveyor and the NASA sites, but all of the data is in jpeg or img form. Does anyone know where to find useful raster data sets for elevation and land ...
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change projection in an ascii (x,y,z) file

I am having an ASCII file (lat,long,depth) in the Mars projection. I need this file to be converted into WGS-84 projection. How can I do the conversion for the ASCII files.
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How to clip all shapefiles, layers, etc associated with global map of Mars

I'm working on a project where I've found an open source NASA .mxd of shapefiles, layers, metadata, geology, a 30x30 graticule that splits the lat and long into 30 degree square polygons, etc. I only ...
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Examples of using GIS in outer space

is there any examples or use cases of using GIS in outer space and in no-earth related use ?
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Looking for non-Earth GIS Web Services

Hey I'm building a web application and want to use some GIS services for other planets/moons. In general, I want to find GIS web resources which apply to bodies apart from Earth. Anybody have url ...
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What GIS analysis techniques were used in determining Gale Crater as the landing site for the Curiosity Rover?

What specific GIS analysis was used in determining Gale Crater as the landing site for the Curiosity Rover? I'm assuming factors such as slope, elevation, ruggedness, etc were used as well as ...
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Google Maps for other planets

I have visited, but do not remember where, Google maps for the Moon and Mars (I think). I am wondering if anyone knows what you have to do to generate the necessary GIS data (coordinate system, etc) ...
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ISIS to GDAL to QGIS: Georeferencing Mars Images

I'm trying to use QGIS to view some images from the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter Context Camera. I use ISIS3 to download the images and convert them to mapped .cub files, following the instructions ...
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How does ArcGIS Desktop recognize WMS CRS?

I'm using ArcGIS Desktop 10 and working on a WMS service with Mars data. Currently the GetCapabilities shows <SRS>EPSG:4326</SRS>. I assume ArcGIS 10 reads this and therefore the WMS has ...
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GIS - Beyond Earth

I wanted to open a discussion on GIS beyond Earth. Here are some questions so far. Would the term GIS be changed to something else since the term "geo" means of Earth (e.g. Lunar Information Systems ...