Here is our map of the area covered by Andy Weir’s 2011 novel, The Martian. The movie will be released on Oct 2, 2015. Take the map with you and follow the story cartographically.
If you click on the link below this map, You’ll get fictional astronaut Mark Watney’s traverse on the real Martian terrain.
Copyright notice: this map is in the public domain and is derived from public domain datasets.
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Topography: MOLA gridded data
Geology: Tanaka, K.L., Skinner, J.A., Jr., Dohm, J.M., Irwin, R.P., III, Kolb, E.J., Fortezzo, C.M., Platz, T., Michael, G.G., and Hare, T.M., 2014, Geologic map of Mars: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Map 3292, scale 1:20,000,000, pamphlet 43 p.,http://dx.doi.org/10.3133/sim3292.
Valleys: Hynek Valley Network Database