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Planetary Science Tools

PDS Tool Registry at the Engineering Node

The PDS Engineering Node maintains a registry of tools useful for planetary science. Users can download tools from the registry. Users can also submit software to the registry that they feel is of interest to others working with planetary science data.

Other Tools

The following is a list compiled by the Geosciences Node of useful planetary science tools and links for the PDS data user.  The list contains both products produced by the PDS and those produced externally.

Geosciences Node Resources Other PDS Resources External Resources

Planetary Data Search and Retrieval
Orbital Data Explorer (ODE)

provides search, display, and download tools for PDS data archives of selected Mars, Mercury, Venus, and lunar orbital data sets.
Analyst's Notebook integrates Mars Exploration Rover (MER), Phoenix Mars Lander, Lunar Crater Observation and Sensing Satellite (LCROSS), Mars Science Laboratory (MSL), InSight Mars Lander, and Apollo data sets with mission planning information to allow virtual "replay" of mission events.
PDS Geosciences Node Spectral Library is a database of laboratory spectra submitted by various data providers. It includes spectra from the Reflectance Experiment Laboratory (RELAB) at Brown University.
CRISM Spectral Library is a collection of laboratory spectra of Earth, lunar, and meteorite materials to be used to compare to CRISM flight measurements, submitted by CRISM science team members.
MakeLabels is a program that generates PDS4 labels using a label template and one or two Excel spreadsheets.
LRO LEND Data Viewer is a tool for reading LEND data products, with the ability to graph data fields and download data in CSV files.
MRO SHARAD reader is a set of IDL scripts that generate the JPEG images in the SHARAD browse directories. They may be a useful model for reading the SHARAD data.
Odyssey GRS Data Node provides custom-generated GRS data products tailored to the user's latitude/longitude and time range specifications.
TES Data Node is a search tool for the MGS TES Data Archive.  Constrain search by position, orbit number, scan length, time of day, atmospheric conditions, and observation type.
Astromaterials Data System (AstroMat) is a digital data infrastructure for laboratory data generated by the study of extraterrestrial samples curated in NASA's Astromaterials Collections. This system is under development as of March 2019.
ASU THEMIS Maps provides maps of all THEMIS, CTX, HiRISE, MOC and Viking orbital images. Query and download data products from the map-based search.
PDS Data Set Search is a tool for searching PDS data.  Find by mission, target, target type, instrument, or instrument type.
Planetary Image Atlas is a searchable index of PDS image data. Find and retrieve image products from planetary missions.
THEMIS Data Distribution Website is a source for all publicly released THEMIS data.  Search and filter by image ID, latitude and longitude, or orbit number.
Apollo Image Archive is a map-based search interface for digital scans of Apollo flight film restored by the ASU Space Exploration Resources.
ASU Spectral Library provides an interface for search, view, and download of an extensive library of mineral, rock, and soil infrared spectra.
ASU THEMIS Global Data Sets is a set of maps of THEMIS, MOLA, TES, MOC, Viking IRTM, and MAG/ER Mars Global Data sets. Download data or view on an interactive map.
Planetary Science Archive (PSA) at ESA access to the European Space Agency planetary data archives.
Google Earth  is a map based interface for exploring Earth and Mars. Version 5.0 includes MER data and links to the Analyst's Notebook. Learn more about using Google Earth to find MER data.
HiRISE Extended Search allows users to perform  HiRISE image searches based on keyword, latitude and longitude, or science theme.
HRSC Global Image Mosaics of Mars is an online tool for overlaying Mars Express HRSC and OMEGA data on a global map of Mars. See HRSC Data Dissemination - Dynamic Queries and Data Interoperability, Walter, S.H.G., and S. van Gasselt, LPSC XLV #1088, 2014
Interactive CRISM Map
is a map based interface for searching CRISM data products.  Individual data products can be selected for download.
Kaguya (Selene) Data Archive
has data from the Japanese lunar mission Kaguya (also called Selene).
LPI Lunar and Planetary Science and Exploration Website contains mission summaries, documents, images, science experiment information and surface data products for lunar missions.
Martian Meteorite Compendium is an online catalog of information about Martian meteorites maintained at Johnson Space Center.
ACT Mercury Quickmap is a map based tool for viewing and downloading data from MESSENGER observations of Mercury
Moon Trek (formerly the Lunar Mapping and Modeling Portal) is a web portal that allows users to search, view and download a number of the mapped lunar data products from past and current missions, along with visualization and analysis tools.
NSSDC Master Catalog is a search tool for the National Space Sciences Data Center.  Filter by spacecraft, experiment, data collection, publication, lunar and planetary map, or new and updated data.
Malin Space Science Systems MOC Image Gallery is a gallery of MOC images and their context produced by Malin Space Science Systems.
Mars Global Digital Dune Database is a database of moderate to large dune fields on Mars inferred from THEMIS IR data. 
Mars HiRISE Hi-Resolution Topography provides High-Resolution DEMs of selected areas of interest on Mars.
Martian Meteorites is a resource for Martian meteorite information with an up to date list of confirmed samples.
NASA/USGS Planetary Geologic Mapping Program is a search tool for planetary geologic maps and a resource for mapping guidelines from the Astrogeology Science Center.
Software and Online Processing
CRISM Analysis Toolkit (CAT) is a collection of ENVI and IDL procedures for reading, displaying, and analyzing MRO CRISM data. Originally produced by the CRISM Science Team and now developed and maintained by the PDS Geosciences Node.
OMEGA Analysis Toolkit (OAT) is a collection of ENVI and IDL procedures for reading, displaying, and analyzing OMEGA data using the OMEGA Science Team's SOFT10 code as a basis. Produced by the PDS Geosciences Node.
NASAView is a free downloadable application that allows users to display Planetary Data System archive products.
SPICE Toolkit Software allows users to access SPICE kernel files.  The principal element of the Toolkit is a subroutine library, which the customer integrates into his/her application to read SPICE kernels and compute derived quantities.
PDS Transform Tool contains software for transforming PDS3 and PDS4 product labels and product data into other formats.
GDAL  is a translator library for raster and vector geospatial data formats. Drivers are available for PDS3 and PDS4.
ASU THEMIS Processing Web Interface simplifies THEMIS data processing by allowing it to occur remotely at ASU. 
GRS Viewer is software for viewing MESSENGER GRS data.
MASCS CDR and DDR Readers are IDL functions for reading MESSENGER MASCS data.
Integrated Software for Imagers and Spectrometers (ISIS) is an image processing program created by the USGS. The program contains both standard image processing operations and NASA mission specific tools.
JMARS is a geospatial information system designed at ASU.  The Java-based software can display selected data sets from Odyssey , MGS and Viking missions.
USGS Map a Planet provides users with the ability to view, customize, and download maps of planets and satellites.  Available targets include Venus, the Moon, Mars, Callisto, Europa, Ganymede and Io.
MRCTR GIS Lab provides Geographic Information Systems (GIS) graphical, statistical, and spatial tools for analyses of planetary data. Maintains planetary GIS databases.
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