Map of the Moon, Swiss World Atlas (2016)


Topographic map of the Moon

Three languages in the three language variants of the Swiss World Atlas (German, French, Italian)

Projection: Lambert azimuthal equal-area projection

Scale: 1:34,117,800

Cartographer: Stephan Wondrak

Publisher: Institut für Kartografie und Geoinformation, ETH Zürich,

Atlas Editor: Lorenz Hurni




Kenneth Field’s Map of Mars: “Is There Life on Mars?”



Cartographer: Kenneth Field

Scale: 1: 20M, printed, 1:73-1:4M digital

Equidistant Cylindrical Projection

Date: 2016

Software: ArcGIS

Digital edition

Feature: customizable topographic color ranges



Mars (National Geographic)

1973 The Red Planet

  • 36.0ʺ × 22.5ʺ


2012: Destination Mars

  • 1:27.4M
  • 31.25″ x 20.25″




Map of Mars. Photographed at National Geographic Society, Washington, DC.


Shaded relief map plus topographic map (green to yellow-brown colors)

Lambert azimuthal equal area projection.

Publisher. National Geographic Society

Online available

Editor: Matthew W. Chwastyk. Text: Jeremy Berlin. Map edit: Gus Platis. Research: Taryn Salinas. Typeface: Charles Ernest Riddiford

(c) National Geographic Partners


Map of Mars on the National Geography website 



NASA Lunar Chart LPC-1


Scale 1:10M

Third edition, February 2016

Two sheets: albedo (photomosaic) and DTM (colored hillshade)

Dataset: Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera photomosaic / GLD100 DTM

Publisher: ASU

Second edition, 1979

Publisher: U.S. Defense Mapping Agency


1st Edition, March 1970 

Prepared by the Aeronautical Chart and Information Center, United States Air Force, under the direction of the Department of Defense.

Price: 50 cents

Size: 26 x 38 in

LPC-1 was mosaicked from three 1:5M LMP-series charts (Lunar Earth Side, Far Side, Polar Charts).

“A special NASA edition of LPC-1 was issued in August 1970 in support of the 14th IAU General Assembly. Overprinted in purple were unofficial IAU names proposed by the IAU Lunar Nomenclature Committee. This special edition was printed in limited quantities and only file copies remain in existence.” (Source)

This edition contained the English names of major features that were removed in the next edition. It did not contain any landing sites yet. LPC-1 did not display any NASA logos.

(Images from the map collection of Stanford University)



Fun fact:  This map shown above, sold for $16,100, was signed by a member from each Apollo crew that either flew to or landed on the Moon during missions that occurred between 1969 to 1972, the last year of the manned lunar program.
To represent their lunar orbit or lunar fly-by mission, the chart has been signed and inscribed by Stafford and Haise with: “Tom Stafford, Apollo X CDR [Commander]” and “Fred Haise, Apollo 13 LMP [Lunar Module Pilot]”, along white bottom border. Lunar landing crew members have each marked their landing area then signed and inscribed with: “Buzz Aldrin, Apollo XI LMP; Alan Bean, Apollo XII LMP; Edgar Mitchell, Apollo 14 LMP; Dave Scott, Apollo 15 CDR; Charles M. Duke, Jr., Apollo 16 LMP”; and “Gene Cernan, Apollo 17 CDR”. (Source)


Quilled Spiral Moon

Artist-cartographer: Jennifer Grier

Title: Spiral Moon

Material, method: 1/4″ paper strips of 4 grey shades rolled into small circles, quilling

Date: 2016

Size: 8″

On display: DPS/EPSC 2016, Pasadena, CA

Awards: Little Circles 3RD Annual Quilling Contest, 2nd place

More information on how it was created


This quilled Moon is the work of lunar scientist – author – artist Jennifer Grier. The background is an actual photograph. In this work, Grier balanced scientific accuracy with design and artistic needs “to evoke the Moon in more of an emotional fashion.”

Different shades are used to represent (from dark to bright) maria, mixed areas, the highlands, and rayed craters.

Images from J. Grier’s blog, used with permission.