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Proc. Int. Cartogr. Assoc., 1, 81, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/ica-proc-1-81-2018
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Proc. Int. Cartogr. Assoc., 1, 81, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/ica-proc-1-81-2018
© Author(s) 2018. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.

  16 May 2018

16 May 2018

Planetary Cartography – Activities and Current Challenges

Andrea Nass1, Kaichang Di2, Stephan Elgner1, Stephan van Gasselt3, Trent Hare4, Henrik Hargitai5, Irina Karachevtseva6, Akos Kereszturi7, Elke Kersten1, Alexander Kokhanov6, Nicolas Manaud8, Thomas Roatsch1, Angelo Pio Rossi9, James Skinner, Jr.4, and Marita Wählisch1 Andrea Nass et al.
  • 1German Aerospace Center, Institute of Planetary Research, 12489 Berlin, Germany
  • 2Institute of Remote Sensing and Digital Earth, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100101, P.R. China
  • 3Department of Geoinformatics, University of Seoul, 02504 Seoul, South Korea
  • 4U. S. Geological Survey, Astrogeology Team, Flagstaff, AZ 86001, USA
  • 5NASA Ames Research Center/ NPP, Moffett Field, CA 94035, USA
  • 6Moscow State University of Geodesy and Cartography (MIIGAiK), 105064, Moscow, Russia
  • 7Research Centre for Astronomy and Earth Sciences (MTA CSFK), Budapest, 1112 Hungary
  • 8SpaceFrog Design, London, United Kingdom
  • 9Department of Physics and Earth Sciences, Jacobs-University Bremen, 28759 Bremen, Germany

Keywords: cartography, planetary science, maps, GIS, standards, sustainability

Abstract. Maps are one of the most important tools for communicating geospatial information between producers and receivers. Geospatial data, tools, contributions in geospatial sciences, and the communication of information and transmission of knowledge are matter of ongoing cartographic research. This applies to all topics and objects located on Earth or on any other body in our Solar System. In planetary science, cartography and mapping have a history dating back to the roots of telescopic space exploration and are now facing new technological and organizational challenges with the rise of new missions, new global initiatives, organizations and opening research markets. The focus of this contribution is to introduce the community to the field of planetary cartography and its historic foundation, to highlight some of the organizations involved and to emphasize challenges that Planetary Cartography has to face today and in the near future.

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