Workshop: “Planetary Mapping and Virtual Observatory”
January 13, 2017

Workshop: “Planetary Mapping and Virtual Observatory” – Roscoff, France, 19 – 21 April 2017

Mapping of planetary surfaces is well established with both practice and standards. Neighboring areas, from interiors to magnetospheres are suitable for cross-disciplinary science using the Virtual Observatory (VO) approach and tools, specifically targeting Planetary Science (VESPA). The workshop aims at bringing together the geologic, geospatial and VO communities for bringing forward knowledge, tools and standards for mapping the Solar System.

The workshop will be informal and will include a combination of presentation, discussion workshop and tutorial, as well as a hackathon session. Topics related to mapping of surfaces and neighbouring spheres where the VO approach can be an asset are welcome. Discussion and action towards standardisation are expected.

The broad topical areas are, for example:

  • Surface mapping: Surface imaging and human, computer-aided mapping
  • Tools: Tools and data/product dissemination
  • Standards: Data integration through OGC and VO standards: opportunities and challenges
  • Expanding to small bodies: Standardisation and mapping of irregular bodies in GIS/VO

The workshop will be held at Roscoff, France, from 19 to 21 April 2017

Abstract deadline: 20th February 2017

More information on the official website



Image credit: Credit: ESA/DLR/FU Berlin (G. Neukum), CC BY-SA 3.0 IGO