Geologic Atlas of the Moon

Publisher: U. S. Geological Survey
Scale: 1:5,000, 1:10,000, 1:25,000, 1:50,000, 1:100,000, 1:250,000
Projection: Mercator and Lambert Conformal

Many maps of different regions of the Moon can be found on this index page.

As an example, I have been reading “To a Rocky Moon – A Geologist’s History of Lunar Exploration by Don E. Wilhems, and on page 131 he mentions a map of the Hevelius region that was completed in 1967.  The footnote led me to the Selected Bibliography which gave “1967b Geologic map of the Hevelius region of the Moon. USGS I-491.”  

I found it listed in the section for a Scale: 1:1,000,000 and clicked on the image which gave me the link I-491 Hevelius 

There are several file sizes given for down loadable images.  The largest file size are for images saved in JPEG 2000 format which requires a viewer.

I found several sources for viewers listed on the HiRISE & JPEG2000 support page.

I didn’t have a viewer so picked one that I thought might work on Windows 7.
ExpressView: A JPEG2000 (JP2) viewer application freely available from LizardTech, a Celartem Technology Inc. Company. Available for Mac OS X and Windows platforms.

I see that it will work in IE and Mozilla Firefox but in Google Chrome I got a flash for trying to open a Quick Time viewer and just a blank stream.  Chrome does know it is a JPEG2000 image so will leave now for further investigation.

Having mentioned HiRise – High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment – “Explore Mars One Giant Image At A Time” best leave that link too.


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Retired Navy Aviation Electronics Warrant Officer
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