GSA Annual Meeting in Denver, Colorado, USA - 2016

Paper No. 216-9
Presentation Time: 3:50 PM


CALEF III, Fred John1, GENGL, Hallie1, SOLIMAN, Tariq K.2, POWELL, Mark W.1 and ABERCROMBIE, Stewart P.1, (1)Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology, 4800 Oak Grove Drive, Pasadena, CA 91109, (2)Computer Science, California State University, Northridge, Northridge, CA 91330,

Multi-Mission Geographic Information System (MMGIS) is a NASA Advanced Multi-Mission Operating System project that seeks to localize the spatial position of geoscience data products on the surface of a planet taken from spacecraft and provide a web-based, open source, mapping interface to display and query this data. This is a new, self-contained capability that enables mapping geoscience data from orbit, sub-orbital (e.g. UAV), or surface missions in their proper spatial context with other spatially correlated datasets. A data processing pipeline will create localization information (i.e. northing, easting, and elevation) for all geoscience data products like images or x-ray spectrometers. ‘Quick look’ science results are displayed in their proper geospatial position relative to the position of the spacecraft and their absolute position on the planet. Geoscience data from orbit or previous missions can be overlayed for cross instrument/mission analysis. The system will be multi-mission and agnostic to any planet, spacecraft type (i.e. rover, lander, plane/helicopter, orbiter), or instrument type (i.e. camera, spectrometer, surface contact instrument), allowing any mission to take advantage of these capabilities. We present an example using data from the Mars Science Laboratory (aka Curiosity Rover) as a proof-of-concept for future missions like the Mars2020 rover.