Published January 18, 2024 | Version v3
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The Vesta Snowman Geologic Mapping Geospatial Dataset

  • 1. ROR icon National Institute for Astrophysics
  • 2. ROR icon German Aerospace Center


This is the Vesta Snowman Geographic Information System (GIS) dataset for geologic mapping.  Files are distributed in open geospatial digital format (OGC compatible), together with a QGIS project file.


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  • Frigeri, A., De Sanctis, M.C., Ammannito, E., Tosi, F., Longobardo, A., Zambon, F., McCord, T., Combe, J.P., Jaumann, R., Raymond, C.A., Russell, C.T., 2015. The spectral parameter maps of Vesta from VIR data. Icarus 259, 10–20.
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  • Yingst, R.A., Mest, S.C., Berman, D.C., Garry, W.B., Williams, D.A., Buczkowski, D., Jaumann, R., Pieters, C.M., De Sanctis, M.C., Frigeri, A., Le Corre, L., Preusker, F., Raymond, C.A., Reddy, V., Russell, C.T., Roatsch, T., Schenk, P.M., 2014. Geologic mapping of Vesta. Planetary and Space Science 103, 2–23.