Jan 16 2005, 01:22 PM
In another forum, a discussion broke out concerning images that could be used to render artificial surface panoramas. Don Davis had done this with NEAR descent imagery. Other suggested items were the very high resolution coverage of Europa and Io by Galileo. And I remember some discussion in this forum about doing this with MRO imagery. But it occured to me, has anyone tried this with MGS, particularly with the cproto imagery. And by now MGS has overlapped some areas enough that there would be good stereo coverage, so one would not have to depend on photoclinometry or MOLA data. Unfortunately, to do such a thing is far beyond my capabilities at this point. But does anyone know of anyone trying this? It seems a good way to get an idea of what some areas of Mars look like on the surface besides the few places we have sent landers.