Samen met NASA wil Google na de aarde, nu ook de Maan en Mars beschikbaar maken om te verkennen vanuit Google Maps. In onderstaande video van Google Talk beschrijven ze hoe de Intelligent Robotics Group bij NASA "builds highly accurate, large-scale planetary maps and 3D terrain models from orbital imagery using novel statistical stereographic and photometric techniques."
Google put up a new At Google talk with Ross Beyer from the Carl Sagan Center at the SETI Institute and Intelligent Robotics Group at NASA Ames Research Center, who discusses making maps to explore the Earth, the Moon and Mars.
"High-quality planetary maps and 3D terrain models have become essential for NASA to plan exploration missions and conduct science," says Google in the video description. "This is particularly true for robotic missions to the Moon and Mars, where maps are used for site selection, traverse planning, and planetary science. This is also important for studies of climate change on Earth, where maps are used to track environmental change (such as polar ice movement)."
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