The Bruce Murray Laboratory for Planetary Visualization is generating a seam-corrected and seam-mapped mosaic of Mars rendered at 5.0 m/px using Context Camera (CTX) data from the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO).

We have developed a Python-based pipeline that incorporates non-destructive image processing techniques that preserve all information about the original data that comprise the mosaic and map all seams in the mosaic. This connects the mosaic directly with its original data.

For more details regarding this project, please see our abstract from the 2018 Lunar and Planetary Science Conference, and the accompanying poster.


Below, please find sample mosaics from specific regions across Mars. Each sample includes zip files that have the GeoTiffs and the seam-mapping shapefiles. Also included are KML files that can be accessed in Google Mars. We also welcome any feedback that users have to help improve the mosaic for the science community and the public at large.


A Google Mars .kml file with all of the sites listed below can be found here.
Please turn off the "Global Maps" radio button when viewing these data.

Melas Chasma

Google Earth/Mars .kml file. Make sure to turn off the "Global Maps" radio button.
Batch download scripts using wget and curl.


Full mosaics (.tif) with polygon seam maps (.shp):
W68_S12.zip
W68_S16.zip
W68_S4.zip
W68_S8.zip
W72_S12.zip
W72_S16.zip
W72_S4.zip
W72_S8.zip
W76_S12.zip
W76_S16.zip
W76_S4.zip
W76_S8.zip
W80_S12.zip
W80_S16.zip
W80_S4.zip
W80_S8.zip

Hale Crater

Google Earth/Mars .kml file. Make sure to turn off the "Global Maps" radio button.
Batch download scripts using wget and curl.


Full mosaics (.tif) with polygon seam maps (.shp):
W32_S32.zip
W32_S36.zip
W32_S40.zip
W36_S32.zip
W36_S36.zip
W36_S40.zip
W40_S32.zip
W40_S36.zip
W40_S40.zip

Parana Valles

Google Earth/Mars .kml file. Make sure to turn off the "Global Maps" radio button.
Batch download scripts using wget and curl.


Full mosaics (.tif) with polygon seam maps (.shp):
W12_S20.zip
W12_S24.zip
W12_S28.zip
W12_S32.zip
W16_S20.zip
W16_S24.zip
W16_S28.zip
W16_S32.zip

Nili Fossae

Google Earth/Mars .kml file. Make sure to turn off the "Global Maps" radio button.
Batch download scripts using wget and curl.


Full mosaics (.tif) with polygon seam maps (.shp):
E72_N16.zip
E72_N20.zip
E72_N24.zip
E76_N16.zip
E76_N20.zip
E76_N24.zip
E80_N16.zip
E80_N20.zip
E80_N24.zip

Meridiani

Google Earth/Mars .kml file. Make sure to turn off the "Global Maps" radio button.
Batch download scripts using wget and curl.


Full mosaics (.tif) with polygon seam maps (.shp):
E0_N0.zip
E0_N4.zip
E0_S4.zip
E0_S8.zip
W12_N0.zip
W12_N4.zip
W12_S4.zip
W12_S8.zip
W4_N0.zip
W4_N4.zip
W4_S4.zip
W4_S8.zip
W8_N0.zip
W8_N4.zip
W8_S4.zip
W8_S8.zip

Nepenthes Mensae

Google Earth/Mars .kml file. Make sure to turn off the "Global Maps" radio button.
Batch download scripts using wget and curl.


Full mosaics (.tif) with polygon seam maps (.shp):
E120_N0.zip
E120_N4.zip
E120_S4.zip
E124_N0.zip
E124_N4.zip
E124_S4.zip
E128_N0.zip
E128_N4.zip
E128_S4.zip



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