NEW Workshop: Planetary GIS and Image Processing

UPDATE (04/10/2018): This workshop has been cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances. This particular workshop session, on Planetary GIS and Image Processing, will be re-offered in a future semester. We apologize for any inconvenience. 

The ASU Library Map and Geospatial Hub is pleased to host a workshop led by David Nelson, GIS Analyst and Data Manager in the Ronald Greeley Center for Planetary Studies.

In this lecture and mini-workshop, participants will learn the fundamentals about planetary image data and how it is different from other familiar image formats. This will also include an overview of PDS (the Planetary Data System), the NASA archive of all mission data. There are several on-line interfaces to this archive, but they are often confusing and non-intuitive. Discussed will be some strategies on how to locate datasets of specific planetary bodies acquired from different missions.

Because of the specialized nature of the image data, there will be an introduction to ISIS3. This is a free, linux-based software developed by the USGS, which is the premier toolset for viewing, processing, and analyzing planetary image data.

Finally, there will be a brief workshop in ArcGIS, where processed images will be brought into the ArcMap environment. Included will be a discussion on problems with map projections on other planets and the potential pit-falls of performing surface measurements on non-terrestrial ellipsoids.

This workshop will be held in the Noble Library Instructions Room 105, Tuesday, April 17, 2:00-4: 00 pm. See the listing on Eventbrite for more Information and Registration.

(Note: the date has been changed since the original posting)

Also, check out the Map and Geospatial Hub events calendar for the remainder of Spring 2018.