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Mars_In_Ten

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Topo Maps of Mars
« on: February 29, 2016, 02:48:05 PM »
Hyper, et al,  just in case you don't have them already -- and they are of any use to you -- I have high resolution color coded topo map of Mars (-72 to +72 latitude, 20"X34") and also circular maps centered on north and south pole (90 to 70 longitude).  happy to scan regions if you like.  Available from NASA too of course.

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Re: Topo Maps of Mars
« Reply #1 on: March 02, 2016, 09:15:39 AM »
Thanks, I can get access to some of that. Problem is zone containment once you hit the edge of the world. Flat surfaces will allow the user to see beyond the end and get that ugly clear color. So I kinda have to make the hills around the zone big enough to hide alot of that.

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Re: Topo Maps of Mars
« Reply #2 on: March 02, 2016, 09:48:49 AM »
Ya, I was wondering about that.  One possibly workable area might be something patterned after a portion of Valles Marineris.  Also, the very high resolution images of various local terrains could be incorporated into your maps.  Would add another layer of authenticity.  Giving actual names to some of these features might add too.  just a thought

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Re: Topo Maps of Mars
« Reply #3 on: March 03, 2016, 01:28:32 PM »
what's the feasibility of using a spherical map?? no edges there.  wouldn't It be great to have a somewhat accurate spherical map of the whole planet to explore.  waaay too much storage space I suppose, but the way computer tech is developing .......?