• Geographic Information Systems (GIS) is a method of computer mapping that links the mapped features to a database.
• The RGCPS houses a 6-computer GIS laboratory, where faculty, students, and visiting researchers can work on planetary mapping projects. Our goal is to provide GIS-ready datasets of the individual planetary bodies—those imaged by planetary missions—and give assistance to researchers in completing their own work.
• Installed on each computer is:
– ArcGIS 10.8, which includes the full suite of mapping tools: ArcMap, ArcCatalog, ArcEditor, and ArcGlobe.
– ArcGIS Pro 3.0
• Other installed software:
– JMars – developed at the Mars Space Flight Facility
– Google Earth Pro – Import and export Earth-based GIS data
– ISIS (v. 7.0) – developed by the USGS for processing planetary data
For more information on our Planetary GIS Laboratory and Planetary GIS Seminars, please contact Mr. David Nelson, the ASU School of Earth & Space Exploration GIS Specialist, at email@example.com.