The Jet Propulsion Laboratory's Fred Calef joins Jake to talk about mapping on Mars, and all the intricacies of data management in the Curiosity base map.
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Without GPS, keeping track of our Martian explorers is no easy task. Data management for the thousands of photos, especially their locations, is in fact a full time job. Fred Calef, JPL's "Keeper of the Maps" joins Jake to talk all about how we build a base map for Curiosity to help scientists get the right context for their geologic studies.
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