... by Akkana Peck
Warning: For the 2007 apparition, the central meridian
calculation is off. Don't trust it! I'm going to try to fix
it soon, at least before opposition.
Latitude is currently not calculated (i.e. Mars is always shown with
its equator straight on to us). That is a bug, not intentional.
Marslet is copyright 2003 by Akkana Peck, is open source, licensed
under the GPL; the source is
Marslet uses some code from MarsMap
by Akkana Peck and Brian Tung.
The color maps use the Viking
images from JPL as a background, with labels added by Akkana Peck
and Bill Arnett.
You are welcome to use the maps for noncommercial purposes:
the Normal Map and the
East-west flipped map.
High resolution versions are
The black-and-white map is based on a
locally modified version of the
Mars map, courtesy of Daniel M Troiani
of the Association
of Lunar & Planetary Observers - Mars Section.
The Marslet code supports rotated and rotated-flipped maps as well;
if you are willing to contribute such a map, it would be much appreciated!
I have a Zaurus .ipk version of this, but it's currently too slow to
be useful. I'm working on it.
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