2nd Planetary Mapping and Virtual Observatory Workshop

1-3 July 2019, Domaine de St. Paul, Saint-Rémy-lès-Chevreuse, France

Why this workshop

Mapping of planetary surfaces is a key tool for both science and exploration. The Virtual Observatory (VO) approach and tools, specifically targeting Planetary Science (VESPA) can support geologic mapping of Solar System bodies (PLANMAP) and vice versa. The workshop aims at bringing together the geologic, geospatial and VO communities at a European scale for bringing forward knowledge, tools and standards for mapping the Solar System.

Image ESA DLR FU Berlin

Important Dates

14 February 2019: 1st announcement
4 March 2019: 2nd announcement and call for abstracts
10 May 2019: abstract and activity submission deadline
31 May 2019: 3rd announcement and programme
22 June 2019: Registration deadline
1-3 July 2019: Workshop on-site and remote participation

Image ESA/DLR/FU Berlin (G. Neukum)


The workshop will include presentations, discussion workshops and tutorials as well as an hackathon session. Topics related to mapping of surfaces and neighbouring spheres where the VO approach can be an asset are welcome. Discussion and action towards standardisation are expected. The broad topical areas indicated below are examples. Please get in touch with the organisers if you want to propose topics or activities.

Surface mapping

Surface imaging and human, computer-aided mapping


Data integration through OGC and VO standards: opportunities and challenges


Tools and data/product dissemination

3D geomapping

Surface and subsurface geologic modeling

Programme and Registration

Take a look to the programme.

Abstract submissions are closed.

Registrations are closed.

Remote attendance is possible, please get in touch with the organisers via email or slack.



The workshop will take place at the "Domaine de St-Paul".

The "Domaine" is the site of the Priory founded in 1170 by the canons of the abbey of Saint Victor in Paris. It becomes national property at the Revolution. Honoré Ditte acquires the park in 1826 and opens his home to many artists: George Sand and Victor Hugo have been hosted there.

In 1957, the French Federation of the Building Industry acquires the "Domaine". For half a century, this state-of-the-art laboratory has been devoted to research and training of civil and public work engineers.

102 route de Limours
78470 Saint-Rémy-lès-Chevreuse
+33 1 30 85 22 22

View Larger Map

Image © Domaine de Saint-Paul