JMARS Webinar: October 13, 2016

October 12, 2016 – The ASU JMARS team will host an upcoming webinar on Thursday, October 13th from 1:00-3:00 p.m. MDT. JMARS is a free, downloadable program for working with Mars remote sensing data.

JMARS is an acronym that stands for Java Mission-planning and Analysis for Remote Sensing. It is a geospatial information system (GIS) developed by ASU’s Mars Space Flight Facility to provide mission planning and data-analysis tools to NASA scientists, instrument team members, students of all ages and the general public. JMARS has been available to the public since 2003. It is used in over 65 countries and has over 4000 registered users.

JMARS provides free and efficient access to more than a terabyte of NASA orbiter data, and has basic image and vector processing features to conveniently compare, plot, and blend data.

JMARS began with a focus on Mars, but has branched out to work with data for the Earth, Earth’s Moon, Venus, Jupiter, Mercury and much more. In all its variants, it’s free to use and open-sourced, and is actively supported on Mac, Windows, Linux, and Solaris.

Brand new to JMARS? See how to get started with global maps and how to quickly find THEMIS, CTX, CRISM, and HiRISE stamps. Already know your way around JMARS? Learn how to perform map sampling, perform HSV composites on HiRISE and CRISM images, and how to colorize your own vector shape data. Advanced users will learn how to work with SHARAD radargrams as well as the latest resources that have been added in support of proposing landing sites for a 2035 human mission to Mars.

See https://jmars.asu.edu/webinar2016 for Adobe Connect information, and https://jmars.asu.edu/ for the program. This tutorial will cover a range of introductory and advanced-user/new-capabilities materials.

Questions about this event, or JMARS in general, as well as suggestions for webinar topics can be sent to help@jmars.asu.edu.