Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Using open data and open source to map out Mars (Think "Maps.Mars") - Reach for the Stars

Mars Data

Have you seen this? Chris Herwig set out to map Mars with open data and open source tools. The results are pretty spectacular, along with the story of how he did it. Here’s where you can explore more of Mars yourself with open planetary data. This is what openness is all about: what the data can make possible, how it can engage you, pull you in. What could you build with the live data and images from Mars? How could it stir people’s imagination about exploration?

More Mars data can be found here – and we’d love to see what you create.





That's a pretty cool use of the open data from NASA. Loving seeing this kind of work...

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