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Offline verfkwast

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Google Earth - Curiosity Route Map
« on: 09/11/2012 12:41 PM »
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Latest interactive Rover Routemap for Google Earth,

Zoom into Gale Crater & Curiositys Route
accurately placed in Google Mars.
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Open Google Earth KMZ
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for who wants more ...
Full crater  base map for Google Earth,
it makes Google Mars a great tool to have fun with Gale Crater
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Goto Google Earth KMZ
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« Last Edit: 11/01/2012 11:54 AM by verfkwast »

Offline JohnFornaro

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Re: Google Earth full Gale Crater map
« Reply #1 on: 09/11/2012 01:36 PM »
Whoah... Check it out.  There's a dino fossil just over the next ridge...  Amazing resolution.
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Re: Google Earth - Curiosity Route Map
« Reply #2 on: 10/01/2012 12:12 AM »
Thanks .... but its a  BaseMap
« Last Edit: 10/01/2012 12:12 AM by verfkwast »

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Re: Google Earth - Curiosity Route Map
« Reply #3 on: 10/21/2012 09:02 AM »
How can I know where mastcam is pointed in each rover position for each image?
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Re: Google Earth - Curiosity Route Map
« Reply #4 on: 10/21/2012 05:54 PM »
How can I know where mastcam is pointed in each rover position for each image?

They do not publicly release the pointing metadata, so generally you have to find features from the image in a larger context image, such as a navcam/hazcam shot or even a HiRise overhead. Shadow orientations and time of day can give a clue of general direction sometimes.

Edit: fix incomplete post.
« Last Edit: 10/21/2012 05:57 PM by knotnic »

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Re: Google Earth - Curiosity Route Map
« Reply #5 on: 01/17/2014 09:19 AM »
Is it available an updated map for 10th anniversary?
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Re: Google Earth - Curiosity Route Map
« Reply #6 on: 01/17/2014 11:53 AM »
It turns out that Curiosity has actually been on the ground for less than two years. So a ten-year anniversary map seems somewhat premature.

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Re: Google Earth - Curiosity Route Map
« Reply #7 on: 01/17/2014 12:15 PM »
The tenth-year anniversary reference is to Opportunity, not to Curiosity.
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Re: Google Earth - Curiosity Route Map
« Reply #8 on: 01/17/2014 01:14 PM »
Mmmh... I wrote in wrong thread sorry :-) (looking for opportunity traverse map!)
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