Map of Io (MIIGAiK)

Cartographer: Irina Golodnikova, Moscow Sate University for Geodesy and Cartography (MIIGAiK)
Advisor: Kira Shingareva


Russian (preliminary) version


International (Final) version

Map description:
Based on the decision on the final map scale, which resulted in a diameter of 39 cm of the two hemispheres, a first general map layout has been made.
For the production process digital reprographic methods were applied, aiming at an equivalent of a repro screen of 54 points/cm for the relief shading original. A few attempts were made in order to optimise the reproduction of the relief representation, in particular to balance between the bright tones of the highlands and the darker tones of the lowlands.
The coordinate grid of the map whose geometry is based on  the Transversal Equivalent Azimuth Projection of Lambert shows every twentieth parallel and meridian.
The lettering is kept in black and displays different fonts: for pateras 7 point Arial, capital letters; for mountain ranges 7 point Arial, italic, capital letters; for plains 7 point Arial, wide spacing, capital letters. Thus it gives explanations on all known and named geographic features. The type of lettering allows to deduce the geomorphologic categories.

Reference: I. Golodnikova, K. Shingareva: Io Map, Final version. ICC2011, Paris.

Atlas of the Galilean Satellites

Author: Paul Schenk
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Date: August 2010
795 colour illustration
406 pages
Ordering information
More information and errata


The Atlas includes:

– 404 pages, featuring all Voyager and Galileo imagery
– Introductory text
Discovery and Importance of Galilean Satellites
Guide to acquisition and processing of images
Geologic Background
– Global color maps & hemispheric views of each satellite
– Full resolution maps (Quadrangles) of each satellite
(15 equal-area maps each, in color for Io & Europa)
– 250+ High-resolution Plates down to 6 meter resolution
(many on Io and Europa in color)
– Io hotspot and Volcano change maps
– Selected infrared compositional maps
– Selected high-resolution perspective views
– Appendices:
Data Tables:  Satellite Properties & Spacecraft Encounters
Supplemental Reading recommendations
Gazetteer of feature names
Glossary of terms
Index maps locating all high-resolution mosaics