Using open data from NASA, USGS , the International Astronomical Union (IAU) and others, MapBox‘s data analyst Chris Herwig created a beautiful set of maps to explore Mars. A full explanation about the project is available here, and according to Chris, it will be updated with new maps.
(image: Chris Herwig | Github)
For now, you can explore it using the ‘Terrain’ view (above) and the ‘Red Planet’ view, in which is also possible to look at the Mission Landings.
Inspired by the Mars Curiosity rover, I set out to map Mars using all open source tools (like QGIS and TileMill) and open data. The results of these tools and awesome data are stunning.