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NASA / USGS Released HiRISE Digital Terrain Models

cog planetary satellite imagery stac


These data are digital terrain models (DTMs) created by multiple different institutions and released to the Planetary Data System (PDS) by the University of Arizona. The data are processed from the Planetary Data System (PDS) stored JP2 files, map projected, and converted to Cloud Optimized GeoTiffs (COGs) for efficient remote data access. These data are controlled to the Mars Orbiter Laser Altimeter (MOLA). Therefore, they are a proxy for the geodetic coordinate reference frame. These data are not guaranteed to co-register with an uncontrolled products (e.g., the uncontrolled High Resolution Science Imaging Experiment (HiRISE) Reduced Data Record (RDR) data). Data are released using simple cylindrical (planetocentric positive East, center longitude 0, -180 - 180 longitude domain) or a pole centered polar stereographic projection. Data are projected to the appropriate IAU Well-known Text v2 (WKT2) represented projection.

Update Frequency

HiRISE DTMs will be updated as new releases are made by the University of Arizona to the Planetary Data System.


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    Scenes and metadata
    Resource type
    S3 Bucket
    Amazon Resource Name (ARN)
    AWS Region
    AWS CLI Access (No AWS account required)
    aws s3 ls --no-sign-request s3://astrogeo-ard/mars/mro/hirise/controlled/dtm/
    STAC Catalog

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