The Jubilee International Scientific and Technical Conference devoted to the 225th anniversary of MIIGAiK (Moscow State University for Geodesy and Cartography)
On May 24-25, 2004 the Jubilee International Scientific and Technical Conference devoted to the 225th anniversary of the Moscow State University for Geodesy and Cartography (MIIGAiK) took place in Moscow, Russia. The title of this Conference was “Geodesy, Cartography, and Cadastre at the service of Russia”.
There were two sessions on Planetary Cartography and a meeting of the ICA commission on Planetary Cartography, with 17 papers related to Maps of Mars, Venus, the Moon and Mercury.
V.V.Shevchenko (Sternberg State Astronomical Institute at Moscow Lomonosov State University) spoke about planetary cartography of the invisible. It was a very informative review about the state in planetary spectroscopy and its perspectives in connection with thematic cartography. Furthermore, Egon Dorrer (Mars Express HRSC-team, Germany, ECA) spoke about investigations into shape from shading for the refinement of digital elevation models derived from Mars Express HRSC image data. Manfred Buchroithner (Dresden Technology University, Germany) demonstrated results in geometric optimization of true-3D presentations using lenticular foil with its adaptation to Mars relief.
Kira Shingareva ( MIIGAiK) presented further steps in the Multilingual Planetary Map Series, namely the preliminary version of the Mercury map which was prepared together with TUD (Germany). In the development of this theme Henrik Hargitai (Eotvos University, Budapest, Hungary) spoke about planetary maps for the public, especially on the new Map of the Moon in the multilingual planetary map series printed in Hungary, and planetary maps in the Topographic World Atlas. Likewise, A. Kurpichev (MIIGAiK) dealt with the compilation of Data Organization on the Zond Program for access by Internet.
Janna Rodionova of the Sternberg State Astronomical Institute Moscow, Lomonosov State University presented a compilation of hypsometric maps of the Moon and a process for automated production of the map of Isidis Basin. G.Burba of the Vernadsky Institute of Geochemistry and Analytical Chemistry (RAN) discussed historical and current status of cartographic aspects of Venus, whereas M. Fleis of the Institute of Geography, Russian Academy of Science presented a paper on Coordinate System Transformation for Non-spherical Celestial Bodies. There were several interesting poster presentations from Canada, USA and Germany.
Philip Stooke of the Department of Geography (University of Western Ontario, Canada), working for a long time on modern history of the Moon explorations, contributed to the meeting with a poster on the theme “Russia on the Moon: recording space history in The International Atlas of Lunar Exploration”. Jim Zimbelman, of the Smithsonien Institution, in Washington D.C. presented a paper related to the new geologic mapping of Mars using THEMIS daytime thermal images from Mars Odyssey spacecraft. Another interesting poster was introduced by a team of the Institute of Planetary Research (German Aerospace Center) and the Department Photogrammetry and Cartography of the Technical University of Berlin. Its theme dealt with “Combining Mars Data in the open source Geo Information System GRASS for Geological Mapping”.
The meeting of the Commission on Planetary Cartography included some discussion concerning the main projects of the Commission’s activity, especially concerning the next version of the Glossary and GIS structure on Planetary Cartography. An excursion to the Star City was organised for the conference participants.
There were two sessions on Planetary Cartography at the Moscow conference, and a meeting of ICA commission on Planetary Cartography.
The preliminary program for the Planetary Cartography sessions included the following papers:
1. Russia on the Moon: recording space history in The International Atlas of Lunar Exploration.
Stooke, Philip J., Department of Geography, University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, Canada N6A 5C2.
2. New geologic mapping of Mars using THEMIS daytime thermal images from Mars Odyssey spacecraft.
Jim Zimbelman, K.Shockey, CEPS/NASM, Smithsonian Institution, Washington D.C.
3. On Geometric Optimization of True-3D Presentations Using Lenticular Foil.
Manfred Buchroithner, Olga Waelder, Dresdener Technology University, Germany
4. Investigations into Shape from Shading for Refinement of Digital Elevation Model Derived from Mars Express HRSC Image Data.
Egon Dorrer, A.Kerimov, G.Neukum, A.Ostrovsky and HRSC-team
5. Topographic Mapping of Mars: From Hectometer to Micrometer Scales
Randolph Kirk, Flagstaff Space Center, Arizona
6. Planetary maps for the Public: the new Map of the Moon in the multilingual planetary map series and planetary maps in the Topografy World Atlas.
Henrik Hargitai, Eotvos University, Budapest, Hungary.
7. Multilingual Planetary Map Series
K.B.Shingareva, B.V.Krasnopevtseva, MIIGAiK
8. Database structure model on Planetary Cartography
K.B.Shingareva, S.M.Leonenko , MIIGAiK
9. Compiling of Data Organization on Zond Program for access by Internet
B.V.Krasnopevtseva, A.V.Kurpichev, K.B.Shingareva, MIIGAiK
10. Combining Mars Data in the open source Geo Information System GRASS for Geological Mapping
M. Wählisch1, C. Deuchler1, S.Gehrke2, E. Hauber1, J. Oberst1, R. Jaumann1
(1) Institute of Planetary Research, German Aerospace Center, Rutherfordstr. 2, D-12489 Berlin, (firstname.lastname@example.org)
(2) Technical University of Berlin, Department Photogrammetry and Cartography, Sekr. EB 9, Straße des 17. Juni 135, D-10623 Berlin
11 Remote Sensing methods for evaluation of planetary surface nature peculiarities,
S.G.Pugacheva Sternberg State Astronomical Institute Moscow Lomonosov State University
12. A Compilation of Hypsometric Maps of the Moon,
Litvin P.V., Rodionova J.F., Shevchenko V.V. Sternberg State Astronomical Institute Moscow Lomonosov State University
13 Automated Making of the Map of Isidis Basin.
J.A.Iluhina and J.F.Rodionova Sternberg State Astronomical Institute Moscow Lomonosov State University
14. Planetary Cartography of Unvisible
V.V.Shevchenko Sternberg State Astronomical Instutute at Moscow Lomonosov State University
15. Modern thematic cartography of the Moon.
Kaydash V. G., Shkuratov Yu. G.
16. Cartographic Aspects of Venus Study. Historical Retrospactive and Current State
G.A.Burba, V.P.Shashkina ,Vernadsky Institute of Geochemistry and Analytical Chemistry RAN
17. Coordinate System Transformation for Non-spherical Celestial Bodies
M.E.Fleis, Institut of Geography, Russian Academy of Science
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