Tour of the JMARS Layers

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Lat/Lon Grid Layer The Latitude/Longitude Grid Layer, which is available in all releases of JMARS, draws latitude and longitude lines in the Viewing Window and allows users to measure distances.
Map Scalebar Layer The Map Scalebar Layer, which is available in all releases of JMARS, displays a scalebar in the Main View that automatically shows the correct scale for the map being viewed.
Nomenclature Layer The Nomenclature Layer displays the names and locations of all the named features on Mars. This data has been provided by the U.S. Geological Survey's Astrogeology Research Program. The Nomenclature Layer is available in all JMARS releases.
Crater Counting Layer The Crater Counting Layer allows users to mark craters and then output the locations, diameters and other associated data to shape files in various formats. This data can then be used for regional-scale studies or combined with similar data from multiple users to enable global-scale crater studies.
3D Layer The 3D Layer is unlike many of the JMARS layers because it does not load any visual data into the Viewing Window. Instead, it opens a new window and displays a three-dimensional version of the scene in the Main View.
Shape Layer The Shape Layer, which is available in the THEMIS and MRO releases of JMARS, allows users to create and view files containing points and regions of interest. This layer is similar to the Region of Interest (ROI), except that it only allows users to specify geographical regions or locations without observation information and must be saved to a file rather than to a JMARS database.
Mosaics Layer The Mosaics Layer allows users to view regional image mosaics in JMARS. The only mosaics currently available are THEMIS VIS, Day IR and Night IR mosaics, but this will be expanded to include mosaics from other instruments as they become available. Most were originally compiled as part of the various research projects at the Mars Space Flight Facility and are now being made available to a wider audience through JMARS. The Mosaics Layer is avaialble in the Public, THEMIS and MRO releases of JMARS.
Map Layer The Map Layer allows users to load and display global maps of Mars and other planetary bodies. All versions of JMARS include the Map Layer, which offers users two options: Graphic/Numeric Maps and Advanced/Custom Maps.
Advanced/Custom Maps The Advanced/Custom Maps Layer allows users to configure a given map and also allows a user to load custom-built maps into JMARS. Once loaded, these maps can be used in conjunction with other JMARS layers (ie: Stamp Layer, ROI Layer, etc) as if they were one of the default JMARS maps.
Custom Map Sharing Custom map sharing allows users to share custom maps with users and groups. Group administration allows users to add/update/delete groups and manage group membership.
Graphic/Numeric Maps The Graphic/Numeric Map Layer allows users to display global maps in the Viewing Window. These maps usually serve as the basis of the Viewing Window, with other layers (such as the ROI Layer, Groundtrack Layer, etc) displaying on top of them. The Graphic/Numeric Map Layer is a simplified version of the Advanced/Custom Map Layer with interfaces that will be familiar to long-time JMARS users.
Stamp Layer The Stamp Layer displays the outlines of observations made by various orbital instruments. Users can see where observations have been acquired and then load only those they wish to view, which is much faster than attempting to load all observations from a given instrument.
Thermal Emission Imaging System (THEMIS) Stamp Layer The THEMIS Stamp Layer will display outlines (or "stamps") for all VIS and IR observations acquired by the Thermal Emission Imaging System (THEMIS) camera onboard Mars Odyssey. Since the THEMIS dataset is so large, there are numerous search parameters that allow users to retrieve stamps for only the observations they are interested in viewing.
Mars Orbital Camera (MOC) Stamp Layer The MOC Stamp Layer will display stamps for all images, both narrow-angle and wide-angle, acquired by the Mars Orbital Camera (MOC) onboard Mars Global Surveyor. While the search interface is similar to the THEMIS Stamp Layer, there are some differences that allow users to search for images based on the unique parameters associated with MOC images.
Viking Camera Stamp Layer The Viking Camera Stamp Layer will display stamps for all images acquired by the Visible Imaging Subsystem (VIS) onboard the Viking 1 & 2 orbiters. While the search interface is similar to the THEMIS Stamp Layer, there are some differences that allow users to search for images based on the unique parameters associated with Viking VIS images.
Context Camera (CTX) Stamp Layer The CTX Stamp Layer will display stamps for all images acquired by the Context Camera (CTX) aboard the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter. While the search interface is similar to the THEMIS Stamp Layer, there are some differences that allow users to search for images based on the unique parameters associated with CTX images.
High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (HiRISE) Stamp Layer The HiRISE Stamp Layer will display stamps for all images acquired by the High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (HiRISE) onboard the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter. While the search interface is similar to the THEMIS Stamp Layer, there are some differences that allow users to search for images based on the unique parameters associated with HiRISE images.
High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (HiRISE) Anaglyph Stamp Layer The HiRISE Anaglyph Stamp Layer will display stamps for all anaglyph products produced by the High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (HiRISE) science team. While the search interface is similar to the THEMIS Stamp Layer, there are some differences that allow users to search for HiRISE anaglyph products based on the unique parameters associated with both HiRISE images and anaglyph products.
High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (HiRISE) DTM Stamp Layer The HiRISE DTM Stamp Layer will display stamps for all DTM (digital terrain model) products produced by the High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (HiRISE) science team. While the search interface is similar to the THEMIS Stamp Layer, there are some differences that allow users to search for HiRISE DTM products based on the unique parameters associated with both HiRISE images and DTM products.
High Resolution Stereo Camera (HRSC) Stamp Layer The HRSC Stamp Layer will display stamps for all of the images acquired by the High Resolution Stereo Camera (HRSC) onboard the European Space Agency's Mars Express orbiter. While the search interface is similar to the THEMIS Stamp Layer, there are some differences that allow users to search for images based on the unique parameters associated with HRSC images.
Compact Reconnaissance Imaging Spectrometer for Mars (CRISM) Stamp Layer The CRISM Stamp Layer will display stamps for all observations acquired by the Compact Reconnaissance Imaging Spectrometer for Mars (CRISM) onboard the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter. While the search interface is similar to the THEMIS Stamp Layer, there are some differences that allow users to search for observations based on the unique parameters associated with CRISM observations.
Visible and Infrared Mineralogical Mapping Spectrometer (OMEGA) Stamp Layer The OMEGA Stamp Layer will display stamps for all observations acquired by the Visible and Infrared Mineralogical Mapping Spectrometer (OMEGA) aboard the European Space Agency's Mars Express orbiter. While the search interface is similar to the THEMIS Stamp Layer, there are some differences that allow users to search for observations based on the unique parameters associated with OMEGA observations.
Region of Interest Layer The Region of Interest (ROI) Layer, which is only available in the THEMIS release of JMARS, allows THEMIS science team members to specify areas of Mars they would like to observe with the THEMIS instrument.
Groundtracks Layer The Groundtracks Layer draws satellite groundtracks on the maps displayed in the Viewing Window. This allows planetary geologists and mission planners to determine where various spacecraft were, or will be, at any given time. A groundtrack represents the points directly beneath a spacecraft as it orbits a planet. The Groundtracks Layer is available in all JMARS releases.
Thermal Emission Spectrometer (TES) Layer The TES Layer allows users to display spectral data collected by ASU's Thermal Emission Spectrometer on Mars Global Surveyor. It is mostly used for reconnaissance purposes, allowing users to identify spectra of interest which can then be pulled directly from the database and analyzed using other tools.
THEMIS Planning Layer The THEMIS Planning Layer, which is only available in the THEMIS release of JMARS, allows mission planners to schedule observations for the THEMIS camera aboard Mars Odyssey.
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Investigate Tool and Layer The investigate Tool and Layer allow you to view all of the layers and numeric data at one time. It shows the data under the mouse as it is moved around in both list view and chart view.