The MINERVA prototype (Figure 1) will consist of three tightly integrated components:

  • A data base for scientific data products that also maintains analysis results [2]
  • A 3D Visualization Engine (PRo3D) [3] to navigate through 3D Mars surface reconstructions for extensive geological/morphologic interpretation [5] using a variety of interactive measurement tools. PRo3D offers important GIS functionalities such as orthographic view, superimposed rover tracks and data locations.

A non-spatial visualization component [4] for in-depth investigation of data, to discover relations, properties and coherencies otherwise hidden.