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What to do after the closure of Midnight Mars Browser?
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post Jan 7 2020, 03:26 PM
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Wow Rob, I really liked your panorama viewer! biggrin.gif

I'm still finishing the image viewer, but I'm pretty confident at least all the big data ingestion will be done and finished by the end of the week.

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Hey all,

I wrote a basic Navcam viewer that reads the official json files and shows Curiosity’s panorama’s in a web browser.
It currently comes without interface and is pretty featureless in comparison to the great MidnightPlanets but it performs really well.
Check it here: https://captainvideo.nl/rob/mslview.html

To view panorama’s from a specific sol just add ?sol=2633 (or any other sol number) to the web adress.
For example: https://captainvideo.nl/rob/mslview.html?sol=2633

Hope you enjoy!
Rob

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post Jan 8 2020, 01:21 AM
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Yes, many thanks for this, its very nice! and fast!! just a few hundred lines of code and already its the best available way to get a quick pano view of the latest MSL adventures (not to downplay, i recognize this certainly represents a heck of lot of work on your part, just saying all these years later NASA has yet to match what you've accomplished!)

It looks like it loads all image data straight from mars.jpl.nasa.gov, rather than self-hosting like MP did. I can just plug in sols at random and many happen to have a large sweep of navcams so provide a pretty good view, so its already quite useful if you know what you want to see. For now, sol2595 looks to be hardcoded in the javascript, and i'd suspect a sol browser having navcam counts per sol is likely a big effort in itself. makes me wish i had chosen a career in software dev so i could get in the game not just cheer from sidelines, great work!
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post Jan 8 2020, 12:12 PM
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Rob!

This.

Is.

Awesome!!!

Thanks for sharing this. If you have plans to develop further I would love to make some suggestions but it is already an instant bookmark for me.

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post Jan 8 2020, 10:20 PM
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QUOTE (phase4 @ Jan 7 2020, 12:16 AM) *
Hey all,
I wrote a basic Navcam viewer ...

Congratulations Rob, well done! This is a really nice way to "transport" us there, and it realy is fast!
Thank you for sharing it.

Fernando
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post Jan 8 2020, 10:41 PM
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So I went sol-searching for the intent of coding self-improvement...
And it seems as if the NASA index Rob is using is all jacked up: https://mars.jpl.nasa.gov/msl-raw-images/im...e_manifest.json
The data seems fine until you get to sol "191" which for some reason has "sol192" inside, then it just snowballs from there, by the time its gets to sol '2382' it has 'sol2639' inside! or maybe i just dont understand what NASA is doing..? anyways, i didn't look into it any further yet and so remain thoroughly flummoxed and perplexed! ..of course i had to check again, it goes nuts at 'sol' 200 implying no MSL downlink for 15 days -and yes thats what i see in Midnight Planets "Memory anomaly", so Rob probably didnt use those numbers for anything and just looks at the catalog_url, so NASA seems to have incorrectly labeled their index 'sols' but its really just a plain old enumerated sequence unrelated to actual sols.. its nice to know there is this wealth of data indexed for each recorded sol
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post Jan 9 2020, 11:18 AM
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Paraisos, if I may formulate another request for your MSL image browser: it would be very useful if we could select a range of images and download them all simultaneously, instead of having to do it one by one.
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post Jun 9 2020, 11:51 AM
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Hey everyone, you are welcome to visit the latest version of the Mars rover navcam viewer.
It is available at marslife.org and should work on every device that supports WebGL.

New features are:
- display of the rover traverse path.
- clickable sol/site positions for easy navigation.
- menu option to select and view image products from pds (when available).
- site-updates occur automatically when new mission data becomes available.
- initial support for viewing the MER missions.

Usage:
- Tab key (or upper right circle) for menu/sol list.
- Left/Right arrow keys (or the lower right buttons) to view the previous or next site.
- L key to show/hide site locations.
- P key to toggle path display.
- S key to toggle the simulated sky on/off.
- C key to toggle image brightness corrections.

The interface needs work and the path accuracy is flawed (especially with MER) but the
clickable sol/site buttons make it real easy to get acquainted to the Martian territory.
Feel free to post comments and suggestions. Have fun wandering on Mars!

Rob


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post Jun 9 2020, 12:20 PM
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Rob,
This is excellent! I haven't yet tried the MER paths but why do you say MSL's path is flawed?
Congratulations.
Fernando



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post Jun 9 2020, 01:57 PM
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QUOTE (nogal @ Jun 9 2020, 02:20 PM) *
but why do you say MSL's path is flawed?

Thanks Fernando! I meant to say that the paths are not very precise and do not cover every individual rover movement.
And while the path matches nicely in most panorama’s there are certain areas earlier in the mission where the path is way off.



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post Jun 9 2020, 11:59 PM
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Very nice work! your project is really coming along great, Congrats! i like the method of subtlety toggling the ui elements and options and how well the correction algorithm is working.

Since i'm sure you are not already nearly busy enough with all this haha, I will pile on extra features, the first being a separately toggleable pan/zoom overview map overlay with path and current location dot, and yes of course it has to be clickable so you can go to the sol nearest to the click location.
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post Jun 10 2020, 09:16 AM
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Fantastic work Rob, this is a super useful resource.


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post Jun 12 2020, 10:31 AM
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Thank you all!

@atomoid, There’s no algorithm... the brightness adjustments are done manually. laugh.gif


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post Jun 15 2020, 11:32 PM
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oh boy somebody's got their work cut out for them!! now that explains why if i go back to old sols that "correction algorithm" doesn't seem to function!
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