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New Regions on PlanetServer: Nili & Mawrth

New Regions of Interest added

Two new regions of interest have been added to PlanetServer: Nili Fossae and Mawrth Vallis, both characterized by a large compositional diversity and geological complexity.

A direct access URL for each region is available, similarly to already available ROIs. The updated global coverage of PlanetServer CRISM data is available in ESRI shapefile and KML.

Nili Fossae

Direct URL: http://planetserver.jacobs-university.de/?region=nili


Mawrth Vallis

Direct URL: http://planetserver.jacobs-university.de/?region=mawrth


Direct URL access to data granules, regions & KML/Shapefile

Data Product direct URL

PlanetServer CRISM data can be accessed and analyzed directly from the address bar of any supported browser (Chrome, ~Safari):



providing access to a CRISM TRR3 data product (for naming conventions, e.g. see page 28 of 2009 CRISM users’ workshop introductory slide)

In order to make  data access and availability easier, one could also access each ingested crism data product so far, by using either a shapefile or a KML. Both are linked and available on the main PlanetServer GitHub page.

The original vector files used for creating PlanetServer-specific shp/kml derive  from the PDS Mars Orbital Data Explorer.

KML of PlanetServer CRISM products

SHP of PlanetServer CRISM products

ROI direct URL

Available regions of interest (ROI) on PlanetServer can also be accessed directly knowing the name of the feature, e.g. as



with gale indicating Gale Crater direct URL

or. e.g.

gangesGanges Chasma direct URL

capriCapri Chasma direct URL

juventaeJuventae Chasma direct URL