Saturday, August 02, 2014

Mapbox Mars

I don't think this is new (in fact I'm pretty sure I've seen at least two of these maps before) but I do like this neat collection of Mapbox created Mars maps by Chris Herwig.

Mars contains seven beautiful maps of Mars built from various NASA collections of imagery of the red planet. The collection also includes two images maps created from imagery collected by the Curiosity Rover.

Lately I've seen a worrying trend among digital map creators who are omitting the attribution notices on their maps. It is therefore nice to see that Chris credits OpenStreetMap on the MDIM 2.1 Mosaic map. I can only guess that the map data was captured by this guy during his long wait for NASA to rescue him from the surface of Mars.

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