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Appendices for Planetary Geologic Mapping: Program Status and Future Needs

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2017-03-18
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2017-05-25

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Skinner, J.A., Jr., Huff, A.E., Fortezzo, C.M., Gaither, T., Hare, T.M., Hunter, M.A., and Buban, H., 2018, Appendices for planetary geologic mapping--program status and future needs: U.S. Geological Survey data release, https://doi.org/10.5066/P9PQCENT.

Summary

Appendices include the original survey, response data, and collated results related to the Open File Report. Geoscience maps, regardless of target body, are spatial and temporal representations of materials and processes recorded on planetary surfaces (Varnes, 1973; Spencer, 2000). The information and context provided by these maps promote basic and applied research within and across various geoscience disciplines. They also provide an important basis for programmatic and policy decisions (for example, H.R. 2763 – 102nd Congress, National Geologic Mapping Act of 1992). Since 1961, planetary (that is, all solid surface bodies in the Solar System beyond Earth) geoscience maps have been used in nearly every facet of planetary exploration, [...]

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As part of their charge to maintain and advocate for the construction and use of reliable planetary geoscience map products, and to assess the investment value placed in geoscience map products and processes, the USGS Planetary Mapping Group compiled and disseminated a survey of planetary geoscience makers and users. The resultant survey aimed to better understand the importance, relevance, and usability of planetary geoscience maps within the science community.

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  • USGS Data Release Products

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