Quickmap is brand new and ready for testing! Give it a try and watch it improve over the next several months.

Do you like zooming in and out of Google Earth? I’ve checked out my house from above more than once, and the resolution is rather amazing. Then there was Google Moon. Now there is a new LROC browsing interface called Quickmap. It’s a lot of fun! Start at the reduced WAC resolution and end up on the surface at full NAC resolution!

Apollo 12 landing site. Lunar module descent stage, EVA tracks and surface experiments. Click to enlarge. Credit: LROC/Quickmap

At the bottom there is a link to Sites of Interest showing the Apollo landing sites and other recent discoveries like lava tubes and natural bridges. Looking at the Apollo 17 landing site, you can see the charred lunar surface around the LM descent stage and can even make out the tiny trail of footprints from the Apollo EVAs— a great resource for your “Moon Hoax” friends to explore. ;) If you find your own interesting site, you can share a link for follow up observation by other users.

Quickmap is brand new and not 100% refined. But it is ready for testing! Let them know what you think— give it a try and watch it improve over the next several months. We hope you like it!

Posted by: Soderman/NLSI Staff

Source: https://lroc.sese.asu.edu/news/index.php?/archives/366-Quickmap-Try-it-out!.html#extended

Posted: May 18, 10:45 am

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