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A Resource Guide For The Astro Archaeologist
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Software / Visualisation Tools

Google Earth

http://earth.google.com/

Archaeological Sites in Greece (high res) for Google Earth

http://bbs.keyhole.com/ubb/showflat.php ... ain/431727

Megalithic Portal, 15000+ ancient sites worldwide for Google Earth

http://bbs.keyhole.com/ubb/showflat.php?Number=566150

NASA WorldWind

http://worldwind.arc.nasa.gov/

Scientific Resources

A discussion of Geology at Cydonia Evidence of Water and Sedimentary Deposits in Cydonia, James L. Erjavec, Society for Planetary SETI Research, (July, 1998)

More to come, and don't forget your ....

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#2
The hat is back.

Pretty much anything can be found from here ...

http://global-data.mars.asu.edu/ ... Viking, Moc, THEMIS, CTX, HiRise .. web map and advanced search.
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woo hoo!

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#4
That ASU image search tool has a really good use in selecting images for monitoring changes.
By zooming in on a patch of overlapping images, it's simple to rapidly click from one image to another and instantly see thumbnails which show the same feature taken over a period of time...eg. a patch of images near the south pole shows one formation taken at least 5 times. Thus meaningful image loops can be quickly set up (by those experts in the house who have a clue how to do it...) for such features as "defrosting dunes" etc.
I wish it had better mouse control.
I wish it automatically hi-lites images involved in stereo pairs.
I wish it superimposed layers from different spacecraft images.
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NASA WorldWind would be a lot of help if the OnMars Web Map Server of MGS images was anywhere near updated. It is not easy using Google Mars to browse images because they are not mapped onto the globe as they are in GE .. not yet anyhows. I am informed by the WW people (Free Earth Foundation) that they have taken Mars data under their wing. I have currently been informing them about some details of web mapping the HiRise images. They will do other data as well. The data must flow.
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#6
Here's the HRSC web map interface as well ....

http://www.rssd.esa.int/index.php?project=PSA

Left Side Menu -> Data -> Access -> Map-based User Interface
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#7
Here's some more instructions.

The updated PDS web code is very good.

Go here - http://pds-imaging.jpl.nasa.gov/search/

You can search by mission, NEW SEARCH, or use the MULTI MISSION SEARCH - the menu items along the top of the page.

Now the multi one is usually most interesting. Select missions and instruments on the left. Next, you don't have to fiddle around with any numbers. Go to the map tab and zoom in to your point of interest. If the maps look difficult to see then zooming in further usually makes things clearer. Use the CTRL key to mouse click a marker on to the map. You can then move it around.

Selecting "get count" on the left of the page will then search, using all selected missions on your marker.
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Quote:I wish it had better mouse control.
I wish it automatically hi-lites images involved in stereo pairs.
I wish it superimposed layers from different spacecraft images.


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Congratualtions on achieving nifty tools we old codgers had dreamed of and seeing where we wished to be. :uni:
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#9
I mostly use this link now.

http://viewer.mars.asu.edu/#start

There's no escaping that you have to use all the tools,
if you're into detailed study, at some time or other. Also some work
requires you to download the original raw files and process them yourself.
Some of these are very big!

But the more tools there are the better. Each has its own advantages
and you choose according to your needs at the time.

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[quote author="Orpbit2"]I mostly use this link now.

http://viewer.mars.asu.edu/#start

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#11
This is where the real™ space imaging researchers hang my ninja!
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#12
Okay a NEW image released as a MSL "LANDING ZONE" at near MY suggestionthrough Open Governemt !!!


http://hirise.lpl.arizona.edu/ESP_018161_2270

Remember to look there's an Anaglyph too Worship Meds at the moment, care of my wife is wiping me out and have NOT even LOOKED at image yet, but I KNOW the area and from THIS Landing Zone, barring the Martian Ghost...is the BEST spot to drive to The Ares Face in Cydonia. Applause Applause

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#13
Thanks Bob, will check this out for possibilities as time allows!

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Quote:Could WE lead the charge to make THIS spot THE spot?

Is there any scope for "leading". What's the chances in respect of

http://marsoweb.nas.nasa.gov/landingsit ... ch2009.pdf

Aren't these the best four? Didn't realise that there was a very strong opportunity for any
other new sites.

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