[uf-discuss] Proposal: Lunar/ Mars co-ordinates (like "geo")

Andy Mabbett andy at pigsonthewing.org.uk
Tue Sep 19 13:00:18 PDT 2006

In message <54d0274fff215d47b800193055521e91 at technorati.com>, Kevin
Marks <kmarks at technorati.com> writes

>Note multiple statements of Apollo landing co-ords here:

Yes, I did raise that. How do you suggest we resolve it? How about this,
using the (simplified) Wikipedia markup, with the "luna" markup added:

        <tr class="luna">

                <a href="[...]" title="Mare Tranquillitatis">Sea of
                Tranquility</a><br />

                <abbr class="latitude" title="1.23456789">0&deg; 40'
                26.69" N</abbr>,<br />

                <abbr class="longitude" title="0.12345678">23&deg; 28'
                22.69"</abbr> E<br />

                (based on the <a href="[...]" title="International
                Astronomical Union">IAU</a><br />

                <abbr class="schema" title="MEPA">Mean Earth Polar
                Axis</abbr><br />

                <a href="[...]" title="Coordinate system">coordinate


I've assumed that there's some formal abbreviation for "Mean Earth Polar
Axis"; and have used "MEPA" as an example.

Of course, adding the "schema "attribute complicates re-use of code from
tools which use "geo".

>> Currently, the lunar geoid is being redefined with Clementine data,
>>so  the location (latitude, longitude, and elevation) of everything
>>will  change again very soon
>I believe the reference geoids for other planets are also under

Thank you. I've put our thoughts, to date, on:


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