|Earth Exploration Toolbook Chapter: Creating Custom Map Images of Earth and Other Worlds|
This chapter familiarizes users with Jules Verne Voyager, a freely available online map tool that includes data for Earth as well as 19 other planets and moons. Users create a variety of map images then save and import the images into a presentation or a word-processing document. In the activity, users explore the range of data that are available to create map images: 100 different types of data are available to characterize portions of Earth. In addition, Voyager has at least one type of data for all planets and moons of the inner solar system. Recent data for Jupiter, Saturn, and many of their moons are also available. In the final part of the activity, users learn a technique that is useful for comparative planetology: they create map images to compare features from different worlds at the same scale, including correctly scaled planet-from-space views of each world.
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DLESE Catalog ID: SERC-EET-000-000-000-029
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Author: LuAnn Dahlman
Center for Science Teaching and Learning
Contributor: Dr Louis Estey