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Web Services

Web Map Services

Details on using the USGS Astrogeology WMS.

Web Feature Services

Details on using the USGS Astrogeology WFS.

WMS and WFS Layers Offered By Astrogeology

listing of the WFS and WMS layers offered

Additionally you can request these layers in json and xml.


All of our non-polar layers are in the Planetocentric, Positive East, 0-360 coordinate domain, the polar WMS projections are in meters.

Layer Properties

  • Target: (text) Capitalized name of the Planetary Body.
  • System: (text) Capitalized name of the System the Planetary Body is in.
  • Targets NAIF ID: (integer) NAIF Identifiers for the Planetary Body [1].
  • A axis radius (km): (decimal) kilometer dimension of the semi major axis (x) for the target [2].
  • B axis radius (km): (decimal) kilometer dimension of the semi major axis (y) for the target [3].
  • C axis radius (km): (decimal) kilometer dimension of the semi minor axis (polar radius) for the target [4].
  • Layer Name: (text) Display Name for the Layer.
  • Projection: (text) cylindrical, north-polar stereographic, or south-polar stereographic.
  • Control Network: (text) Control Network used for the image (target specific).
  • Layer Type: (text) WMS, WFS, TMS, or TileCache.
  • URL: (text) full url to the map server.
  • Map: (text) Path to the specific map, will be the value of the map http GET variable.
  • Layer: (text) Short Name for the Layer.
  • Units: (text) dd = decimal degress, m = meters, ft = feet, km = kilometers, mi = miles, or inches.
  • Format: (text) usually image/png.
  • Transparent Layer?: (boolean) if this layer is transparent.
  • Left Bounds: (decimal) boundary of the layer.
  • Right Bounds: (decimal) boundary of the layer.
  • Top Bounds: (decimal) boundary of the layer.
  • Bottom Bounds: (decimal) boundary of the layer.
  • Primary Layer?: (boolean) If this layer should be used as a default base layer.
  • Citation: (text) Reference Citation for layer.
  • Notes: (text) Any special notes for the layer.