Tim Samsonov reported last week about the national cartographic conference »International Map Year in Russia: Bringing Space and Time Together« on 25–28 October 2016 in Moscow. Today, Irina Karachevtseva will elaborate on some of the maps exhibited at the conference.

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Moscow State University of Geodesy and Cartography and MIIGAiK Extraterrestrial Laboratory (MExLab) took part in the conference and map exhibition at the Russian State Library in Pashkov House. 6 new planetary maps produced by MExLab were presented: the Moon, Mercury and Phobos wall maps. The planetary maps were printed under support of the Russian Science Foundation (project #14-22-00197).

Lyudmila Zinchuk, head of the Department of Cartographic Publications of the Russian State Library, opens the map exhibition in Pashkov House

Lyudmila Zinchuk, head of the Department of Cartographic Publications of the Russian State Library, opens the map exhibition in Pashkov House

Left: Pashkov House where the Department of Cartographic Publications of the Russian State Library is placed. Right: MExLab planetary wall maps and Phobos Atlas presented at the Map exhibition in Pashkov House.

Left: Pashkov House where the Department of Cartographic Publications of the Russian State Library is placed. Right: MExLab planetary wall maps and Phobos Atlas presented at the Map exhibition in Pashkov House.

Poster session at the Russian State Library

Poster session at the Russian State Library

At the cartographic conference Alexander Kokhanov from MExLab team was awarded a special prize of the Russian branch of ESRI for his Hypsometric wall map of future Lunar potential landing sites

At the cartographic conference Alexander Kokhanov from MExLab team was awarded a special prize of the Russian branch of ESRI for his Hypsometric wall map of future Lunar potential landing sites

Hypsometric wall map of future Lunar potential landing sites (MIIGAiK, 2016)

Hypsometric wall map of future Lunar potential landing sites (MIIGAiK, 2016)

New map of "Luna-17" landing site and the "Lunokhod-1" route (MIIGAiK, 2016)

New map of “Luna-17” landing site and the “Lunokhod-1” route (MIIGAiK, 2016)

New map of "Luna-21" landing site and the "Lunokhod-2" route (MIIGAiK, 2016)

New map of “Luna-21” landing site and the “Lunokhod-2” route (MIIGAiK, 2016)

Wall map of the Lunar relief parameters (MIIGAiK, 2016)

Wall map of the Lunar relief parameters (MIIGAiK, 2016)

The new hypsometric wall map of Mercury (MIIGAiK, 2016)

The new hypsometric wall map of Mercury (MIIGAiK, 2016)

Geomorphological wall map of Phobos grooves (MIIGAiK, 2016)

Geomorphological wall map of Phobos grooves (MIIGAiK, 2016)

Besides MIIGAiK a lot of other universities and organizations from different regions of Russia attended the conference such as: Moscow Lomonosov State University, Saint Petersburg State University, Geography Institute of Russian Academy of Sciences (Moscow), Bryansk State University, Voronezh State University, Altai State University, The Institute for Water and Environmental Problems (Barnaul), Institute of Geophysics (Ekaterinburg), Baikal Institute of Nature Management (Ulan-Ude) etc.

The future of cartography was widely discussed at the conference including the problem of planetary mapping.

MExLab team would like to thank the organizers of the conference in Russian State Library for this excellent scientific event and opportunity to present new planetary maps!

– Irina Karachevtseva, Head of MExLab