Planetary Map Quadrangle Layouts and Designations

Primary source: Batson RM: Map formats and projections used in planetary cartography.

qud-3sheet

Single-sheet planetary map layout

mimas_quads

Mimas quads in the Semi-controlled Mosaic of Mimas. 1:1.5M, DLR (Roatsch et al. 2009)

ceresglobal

Ceres global mosaic for Dawn FC images, at 1:2M scale

quad-4sheet2

Single-sheet planetary map layout

iapetus_quads

Iapetus Quads. Semi-controlled Mosaic of Iapetus, 1:3M, DLR, Roatsch et al. 2009

A new topographic image atlas of Phobos

Phobos quads in the Controlled Mosaic of Phobos (Oberst, J, DLR. Photogrammetry: Oberst J, Willner K., Cartography: Semm S, Wahlisch M)

quad-4sheet

Four-sheet layout. Good for Moon-sized bodies at 1:5M scale.

io5M.jpg

Io quadrangles, 1:5M, USGS geologic mapping

quad-8sheet

8-sheet layout.

quad-30sheet

30-sheet layout (Mars, 1:5M)

marsquads

Mars quadrangles with names (Mutch et al. 1976)

quad-140sheet2

140-sheet layout. Mars, 1:2M.

mars-photquads.jpg

1:2M Mars layout from the controlled photomosaic series of USGS

2Mquadmars.jpg

1:2M Mars quads with quad names from Mars WMS Server.

quad-80sheet

80-sheet layout, Mercury, 1:2M

quad-64sheet

62-sheet, Venus, 1:5M

vgrid.gif

Venus quadrangles with names from the IAU WGPSN

venus1993-handbook.jpg

Venus 1:5M quads in the Venus’ Geologic Mappers Handbook. 1993   Reprinted from Ford and others (1989, figure 11). Ford, J.P., and 8 others, 1989, Spaceborne Radar Observations, A Guide for Magellan Radar-Image Analysis: JPL Publication 89-41,126 p.

venus-ru.jpg

Northern hemisphere Quadrangles as shown in Soviet Venera radar mosaic atlas

venusquadsru.jpg

90-sheet 1:5M Venus quads in Fotokarta Venery Soviet series 1985-88. Source: Atlas of Terretstrial planets and their Moons, MIIGAIK 1992.

 

quad-15.jpg

15 sheet layout. Mercury, 1:5M

mercury_quads.png

Mercury quads from the IAU Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenlcature

mercury-fullquads

New topographic and old albedo names of Mercury quads.

mercury1977.jpg

Mercury 1:5M quadrangles used previously, with albedo names.”For the initial 1:5,000,000 topographic maps of the parts of Mercury photographed by Mariner 10, we suggest that map sheets be assigned dual names. The first sheet name will be that of a prominent topographic feature, and the second name, to be placed in parentheses, will be that of an albedo feature as indicated” (Resolutions from the Second Meeting of the I.A.U. Working Group for Planetary System Nomenclature, Moscow, USSR, July 14 and 18, 1975.)

 

tethys_quads

Tethys quads, Semi-controlled Mosaic of Tethys 1:1M, DLR, Roatsch et al. 2009

enceladus_quads

Enceladus quads (tiles) 1:500k, Roatsch et al. 2008

dione_quads

Dione quads,  (tiles) 1:1M, Roatsch et al. 2008

vestaquads

Vesta quadrangles for 1:500k mapping

 

cereshamo

Ceres HAMO mapping at 1:750k scale

ganymede5M

Ganymede qudrangles 1:5M

quad-144sheet

 

144 sheet layout, Moon, 1:1M. This is used by the The Lunar Astronautical Chart (LAC)  series and nomenclature maps. 

geologicatlas.jpg

Sheet designations in the “Geologic Atlas of the Moon” map series. Near side only. 1:1M sheets.

quad-irreg

Layout for mapping an irregular body

500kmars (1)

1:500k Mars MTM quads. (Mars Transverse Mercator). Quads are 5×5°. It has 1964 quads. Names are generated from center latitude (xx) and longitude (yyy), e.g., 40292.

mars200k_dlr

“Sheet Lines System of the Topographic Image Map Mars 1:200,000”, DLR, Mars HRSC mapping. Gehrke et al. Cartography with HRSC on Mars Express – The New Series “Topographic Image Map Mars 1:200,000” Sheets are 2×2°, resulting in 59-70 cm large sheets. Mars is covered by 10,372 map sheets, 10,324 in Sinusoidal Projection and 48 in
Lambert Azimuthal Projection.

photographiclunaratlas.png

44-sheet orthographic projection, Photographic Lunar Atlas, 1960. 1:1,37M at the limbs. Near side only.

orthographic19.jpg

Sheets of the Orthographic Atlas of the Moon 1960

consolidatedlunar.jpg

Consolidated Lunar Altas 1967 (full moon plates) 1:2.4M

rectified.jpg

Rectified Lunar Atlas 1963 1:3.5M, UoA Press. Near side only.

change-quads.jpg

Chang’E Lunar Map – 188 subdivisions. 84-90: Polar azimuthal projection, 18-45: Lambert conformal conic projection, 0-18: Mercator projection. 2010.

china-moon-geo.jpg

30-quad scheme of new lunar geologic mapping. This scheme was proposed by Gaddis et al. 2004 and was also implemented for the chinese lunar geologic mapping at 1:2.5M scale. 

 

Ceres_Schema_62_LAMO_832

Vesta LAMO quads 1:200k

 

VestaLAMO_Schema_30_732

Ceres LAMO quads 1:250k

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