Saturday, August 10, 2013

Mapping the Mars Rover Curiosity


Wired and MapBox have come together to map the Mars rover Curiosity. The Curiosity Rover Images Map displays the track of the Mars rover and the location of photos taken by Curiosity.

The map tiles of the Martian surface are generated from HiRISE, a super high-resolution camera on the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter. The Wired article on the map also includes an interesting account of how the actual track was plotted.

You might also like Joe Knapp’s Curiosity track, which uses Google's Mars map.
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