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Map-a-Planet: Feature Search

Map-A-Planet's Feature Search uses the official feature names in the Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature to locate a Map-a-Planet image that shows that feature. Only official feature names approved by the International Astronomical Union are used for this search capability.


Searching for Named Features

To search for an image of a particular feature, type all or part of the feature name into the search box and click the Search button. For each matching feature, the feature name, feature type, and the planetary body the feature is found on will be listed. Click the feature name to view an image of the feature in Map-a-Planet Explorer. Try searching for "Olympus Mons" using the Feature Search box below:


Relate Features

Features in this Area button

The Features in this Area button in Explorer Navigation Toolbar will pop up a window listing all the named features in the current image found in the Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature. For more information, read the Explorer help page.