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Mars Topo Add-on

The Mars Topo Add-on for NASA World Wind is based on the high resolution elevation data obtained from the Mars Orbiter Laser Altimeter (MOLA). This add-on was developed before the Arizona State University MOLA Color imagery was available as online tiles. It displays color as a function of elevation in a shaded relief map.

The Mars Topo Add-on differs somewhat in appearance from the ASU data. It employs lighter colors and more pronounced shading than its online counterpart. These analogous layers are compared in the figures at right.


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Mars Topo
Mars Topo
Full globe comparison of the built-in ASU MOLA Color Layer and the Mars Topo Add-on.
Mars Topo
Close-up comparison of the Mars Topo Add-on and the built-in ASU MOLA Color Layer.