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Marble: Create a new OverViewMap for Mars

completed by: GEOFBOT

mentors: Torsten Rahn, René Küttner, Dennis Nienhüser

This task is about creating a new black/transparent svg overview map for the planet Mars.

Please use Inkscape for doing this: Download it from

The SVG should ONLY consist of polygons with a black fill and without a pen (penwidth=0, pencolor=black).

Take the Moon SVG as an example: Download it and inspect it with inkscape. We want exactly something like this - just for Mars instead. Not a photo, just this kind of line-art.

The accuracy for the Mars map should be about the same! (so rather low with all the significant features, no high details).

In order to draw the Albedo map, please use this Albedo map or this Mars map as a reference. You can download the bitmap from the site, import it into inkscape and redraw the dark parts using black polygons.

Again: Please DO NOT use other tools such as Illustrator. Also don't use other maps as an Albedo map apart from those mentioned above. Thanks! :-)