Zvonimir NevistićORCID logo and Željko BačićORCID logo

University of Zagreb, Faculty of Geodesy
Zagreb, Croatia

INDECS 20(2), 64-77, 2022
DOI 10.7906/indecs.20.2.1
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Received: 14th January 2022.
Accepted: 3rd March 2022.
Regular article


The rapid development of space technology and the increased interest in space exploration have resulted in the intensive observation of celestial bodies, mostly in the solar system, over the past decade with the prospect of an upward trend in the future. Large amounts of collected data on space bodies impose the need to develop the Spatial Data Infrastructure of Celestial Bodies at the general level to enable standardized organization and storage of these data, and their efficient use and exchange. To approach the development of such an infrastructure, it is necessary to investigate what data, as well as how and to what extent, are collected through space observation. It is also necessary to investigate how this data can be obtained. This paper provides an overview of planetary spatial data archives, data storage and retrieval methods, and their shortcomings in the context of easy search, download and interpretation of data, all with the aim of establishing Spatial Data Infrastructure of Celestial Bodies that would make space data more accessible to the public and non-planetary scientists.

planetary data, spatial data infrastructure of celestial bodies, SDICB, space data archives


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