JMARS Available Downloads and Documentation

Download Options

Some advanced features of JMARS require a JMARS login. It is free and you can get it by filling out minimal information here

  • For Beginning Users: Click on the name of your operating system in the list below to download JMARS
  • For Experienced Users: If you already have Java 1.5 or later installed, you can also install JMARS using the WebStart version, which will automatically update your software as new versions of JMARS are made available.
  • For Advanced Users: You can also download the JMARS jar file, which is the raw program executable.

System Requirements

The JMARS client is designed to be compact, but it does pull a large amount of data from the servers at ASU's Mars Space Flight Facility and must handle that data on the user's machine once it has been downloaded. Therefore, the minimum recommended system requirements are:

  • A 24 bit video sub-system (required)
  • DSL, Cable, T-1, or better network connection (128Kbps) (recommended)
  • 4G of RAM (recommended)
  • Display capable of a resolution of 1024x768 (recommended)

JMARS Public Downloads


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Release Notes

You can also view release notes for the Earth version of JMARS.

Version Release Date Summary
Release 3.7.7 Mon, 2017-10-16

Additional Functionality was added to JMARS:

Release 3.7.3 Mon, 2017-06-26

There were big changes made to the 3D Layer and the Pixel export functionality!

Pixel Export:

Release 3.7.1 Thu, 2017-03-09

High Resolution Export Updates

Minor updates in the High Resolution Export. The scaling issues with the notification layer were addressed.

To Update from JMARS:
- In JMARS, locate the "Options" tab at the...

Release 3.6.5 Fri, 2016-12-09

Version 3.6.5 has been released for JMARS. The version includes the following changes for the SHARAD Layer:

Added the following additions to the SHARAD Layer:

  • Additional functionality that allows the user to use...
Release 3.6.4 Mon, 2016-11-21

Version 3.6.4 has been released for JMARS. The version includes the following changes for the Mercury body:

Added the following Mercury Topographic Maps:

  • Aspect (Degrees)
  • Blended Shaded Relief
  • ...
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