Feeding the platform
Cerberus will bring an interactive solution where to upload the to be mapped photographs. These photographs will be submitted along with its planetary coordinates and automatically inserted into te game. Specific wishes of the photograph provider can of course be used in the game.
|Acquisition date:||04 January 2011||Local Mars time:||3:42 PM|
|Latitude (centered):||-26.6°||Longitude (East):||325.2°|
|Range to target site:||261.3 km (163.3 miles)||Original image scale range:||52.3 cm/pixel
(with 2 x 2 binning) so objects ~157 cm across are resolved
|Map projected scale:||50 cm/pixel and north is up||Map projection:||EQUIRECTANGULAR|
|Emission angle:||6.0°||Phase angle:||48.1°|
|Solar incidence angle:||54°, with the Sun about 36° above the horizon||Solar longitude:||210.8°, Northern Autumn|
|For non-map projected products:|
|North azimuth:||97°||Sub-solar azimuth:||9.7°|
|F O R M A P P R O J E C T E D P R O D U C T S|
|North azimuth:||270°||Sub solar azimuth||183.5°|
Example of HiRISE data which can be inserted into Cerberus.
Color Coverage of Candidate Landing Site in Holden Crater (ESP_020812_1530)
Credit: NASA/JPL/University of Arizona
The prototype data
The Cerberus prototype was built around photographs taken by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter provided by the HiRISE project.
These photographs were subdivided and then inserted into the game and presented to our players. All specific features such as location and orientation were kept in the database in order to validate the results.
The results proved to be more than valid. The players of Cerberus have noticed details about the photographs which were missed by the original literature.
Source: NASA, the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter