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Phil Stooke
post Sep 19 2012, 01:47 PM
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My background image is PSP_010639_1755, map projected but not an ortho-image. As it is close to vertical the differences should be small.

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post Sep 19 2012, 02:32 PM
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This is the standard format for the basemap I will be working with (subject to modification). It has a 100 m labelled grid which deals with the scale and orientation issues (but not uncertainty over the map orientation as noted above).

On a sol by sol basis I will update just the enlarged view, in a window which will follow the rover. From time to time I will update this view in fixed windows with small overlaps. Large scale plans will be made where needed. All this is for a future project, so you are getting a preview of it. Routes will be updated from actual rover tracks as the HiRISE images become available.

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post Sep 19 2012, 02:43 PM
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Phil, I'm no expert in image projections but I wonder if the differences will be noticeable once we start climbing. If so, the orthos are publicly available and I can point you to them. I really like your map and if you want to port it to the orthos it might be easier to do it now that we have done only a handful of drives than later on.

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post Sep 19 2012, 03:15 PM
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Thanks, Paolo. I have the orthos, but did not use them in this flat area. The guilty secret of orthos is that the reprojection results in a loss of crispness, and I wanted to see every tiny detail in the original image so I could relate the panoramas to the surface details. In hilly terrain I will switch to orthos.

When I map a surface location I am trying to locate it with respect to features in the background image, not to calculated x,y coordinates. So differences in a map projection or ortho projection may result in different x,y positions, but the actual surface location should match up properly.



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post Sep 19 2012, 05:30 PM
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Sol 43 update.

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post Sep 20 2012, 09:11 AM
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Had to give this crazy idea a try, using Phil's route map to make this anaglyph route map.

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(It's a work in progress. For example, two versions of the rover are used, both direct from HiRISE, including that recent spectacular 3D. I couldn't use it for all the sols, as the 3D effect won't work when it's rotated too far from original orientation, so for now made a rudimentary secondary one for some of the other sols. Also, will take out the circles where the rover made minor turns. When viewing just plot points and lines, there's a tendency to forget just how big the rover and tracks are for me, anyway! So had to give this a try. I don't have the time to plot out the route sol by sol, but can update this anaglyph now and then as Phil, Tesh and others update their maps. Thanks for your work, fellows!)
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post Sep 20 2012, 11:53 AM
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This is awesome! cool.gif Would be nice to have this from time to time.
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post Sep 20 2012, 12:53 PM
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Nice! I'm enjoying the experimentation that's going on here. Incidentally I will be revising a few of my positions to match the new map released by the team yesterday. I looked at them and sure enough I was wrong. Next version will be fixed.

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post Sep 20 2012, 01:36 PM
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Here's my corrected route map.

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post Sep 23 2012, 01:48 AM
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Halfway ...
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Sol 43 Route Map + surroundings Glenelg Map for Google Earth
+ MSL Components from orbit HiRISE (exaggerated) colour,
. accurately placed
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post Sep 24 2012, 01:04 PM
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Thanks Phill
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post Sep 24 2012, 04:42 PM
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Sol 48 route map update.

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Sol 48 Update ...
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Google Earth Sol 48 Route Map + surroundings
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post Sep 24 2012, 07:49 PM
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Want the bigger context but don't have Google Earth Mars? This will help: http://cdn.theatlantic.com/static/mt/asset...0region_big.jpg
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post Sep 25 2012, 03:51 PM
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Only approximate so far - I may be revising this.

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