Call for maps: Mars Exploration Zone Map Design Competition

Update: Results will be posted early next week (first second week of October).

International call for mapping candidate 2030s human landing sites on Mars.


What kind of map is needed to best aid human explorers of Mars? Design Exploration Zone maps and participate in planning the first human mission to Mars.

This call is open to students, cartographers, and graphic artists from all countries.


The 2030s is the target decade for the first human visit to Mars as planned by NASA. In 2015, 47 landing sites or Exploration Zones (EZ), each 200 km in diameter, have been proposed by the planetary science community. These should be mapped in high detail in the forthcoming years to enable proper comparison of the 47 sites and the selection of the 1 finalist.

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