Locations summary

Updated locations for solar system objects.
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Locations summary

Post #1by gironde » 13.11.2018, 18:44

This is a preparatory file for the integration of the 64 location types.
It repeats the current configuration in Celestia 1.6.1 (excluding LUT5 / renderlocs), and the configuration that could be that of Celestia 1.7.0.
The main source is the IAU
https://planetarynames.wr.usgs.gov/

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List of exo-Geological siting types defined by the IAU supplemented by the types added in Celestia 1.6.1
(does not account for substitutions made in LUT5)
see : getlocationflags and setlocationflags https://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/Celestia/Celx_Scrip ... Celx_observer#getlocationflags
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1) Albedo : Geographic area distinguished by amount of reflected light
  • Type in ssc location : "AL"
  • CELX flag 1.6.1 : no
  • CELX flag 1.7.0 : to come albedo
  • Earth analogy : nothing

2) Arcus : Arc-shaped feature
  • Type in ssc location : "AR"
  • CELX flag 1.6.1 : no
  • CELX flag 1.7.0 : to come arcus
  • Earth analogy : nothing

3) Astrum : Radial-patterned features on Venus
  • Type in ssc location : "AS"
  • CELX flag 1.6.1 : astrum
  • CELX flag 1.7.0 : astrum
  • Earth analogy : nothing

4) Catena : Chain of craters
  • Type in ssc location : "CA"
  • CELX flag 1.6.1 : catena
  • CELX flag 1.7.0 : catena
  • Earth analogy : nothing

5) Cavus : Hollows, irregular steep-sided depressions usually in arrays or clusters
  • Type in ssc location : "CB"
  • CELX flag 1.6.1 : no
  • CELX flag 1.7.0 : to come cavus
  • Earth analogy : nothing

6) Chaos : Distinctive area of broken terrain
  • Type in ssc location : "CH"
  • CELX flag 1.6.1 : chaos
  • CELX flag 1.7.0 : chaos
  • Earth analogy : earthquake

7) Chasma : A deep, elongated, steep-sided depression
  • Type in ssc location : "CM"
  • CELX flag 1.6.1 : chasma
  • CELX flag 1.7.0 : chasma
  • Earth analogy : canyon

8) Colles, collis : Small hills or knobs
  • Type in ssc location : "CO"
  • CELX flag 1.6.1 : no
  • CELX flag 1.7.0 : to come colles
  • Earth analogy : hill

9) Corona : Ovoid-shaped feature
  • Type in ssc location : "CR"
  • CELX flag 1.6.1 : corona
  • CELX flag 1.7.0 : corona
  • Earth analogy : nothing

10) Crater : A circular depression
  • Type in ssc location : "AA"
  • CELX flag 1.6.1 : crater
  • CELX flag 1.7.0 : crater
  • Earth analogy : crater of the meteorite, meteorite

11) Dorsum : Ridge
  • Type in ssc location : "DO"
  • CELX flag 1.6.1 : dorsum
  • CELX flag 1.7.0 : dorsum
  • Earth analogy : ridge, underwater mountain system formed by plate tectonics.

12) Eruptive center : Active volcanic centers on Io
  • Type in ssc location : "ER"
  • CELX flag 1.6.1 : volcano
  • CELX flag 1.7.0 : eruptivecenter (replace volcano)
  • Earth analogy : volcano, magmatic chamber (ex Mt Vesuvius, Phlegraean Fields, ...)

13) Facula : Bright spot
  • Type in ssc location : "FA"
  • CELX flag 1.6.1 : no
  • CELX flag 1.7.0 : to come facula
  • Earth analogy : nothing

14) Farrum : Pancake-like structure, or a row of such structures
  • Type in ssc location : "FR"
  • CELX flag 1.6.1 : farrum
  • CELX flag 1.7.0 : farrum
  • Earth analogy : nothing

15) Flexus : A very low curvilinear ridge with a scalloped pattern
  • Type in ssc location : "FE"
  • CELX flag 1.6.1 : no
  • CELX flag 1.7.0 : to come flexus
  • Earth analogy : nothing

16) Fluctus : Flow terrain
  • Type in ssc location : "FL"
  • CELX flag 1.6.1 : fluctus
  • CELX flag 1.7.0 : fluctus
  • Earth analogy : river

17) Flumen : Channel on Titan that might carry liquid
  • Type in ssc location : "FM"
  • CELX flag 1.6.1 : no
  • CELX flag 1.7.0 : to come flumen
  • Earth analogy : channel, artificial waterways (ex Panama Canal, Suez Canal, Corinthe Canal, ...)

18) Fossa : Long, narrow depression
  • Type in ssc location : "FO"
  • CELX flag 1.6.1 : fossa
  • CELX flag 1.7.0 : fossa
  • Earth analogy : trench, abyssal trench (ex Mariana Trench)

19) Fretum : Strait, a narrow passage of liquid connecting two larger areas of liquid
  • Type in ssc location : "FT"
  • CELX flag 1.6.1 : no
  • CELX flag 1.7.0 : to come fretum
  • Earth analogy : strait (ex. Bering Strait)

20) Insula : Island (islands), an isolated land area (or group of such areas) surrounded by, or nearly surrounded by, a liquid area (sea or lake)
  • Type in ssc location : "IN"
  • CELX flag 1.6.1 : insula
  • CELX flag 1.7.0 : insula
  • Earth analogy : island, archipelago (ex Malt, Comoro Islands, ...)

21) Labes : Landslide
  • Type in ssc location : "LA"
  • CELX flag 1.6.1 : no
  • CELX flag 1.7.0 : to come labes
  • Earth analogy : landslide

22) Labyrinthus : Complex of intersecting valleys or ridges.
  • Type in ssc location : "LB"
  • CELX flag 1.6.1 : no
  • CELX flag 1.7.0 : to come labyrinthus
  • Earth analogy : nothing

23) Lacuna : Irregularly shaped depression on Titan having the appearance of a dry lake bed
  • Type in ssc location : "LU"
  • CELX flag 1.6.1 : no
  • CELX flag 1.7.0 : to come lacuna
  • Earth analogy : nothing

24) Lacus : "Lake" or small plain; on Titan, a "lake" or small, dark plain with discrete, sharp boundaries
  • Type in ssc location : "LC"
  • CELX flag 1.6.1 : no
  • CELX flag 1.7.0 : to come lacus
  • Earth analogy : lake (es Leman, Lake Garda, ...)

25) Landing site name : Lunar features at or near Apollo landing sites
  • Type in ssc location : "LF"
  • CELX flag 1.6.1 : landingsite
  • CELX flag 1.7.0 : landingsite
  • Earth analogy : landing site or crash site

26) Large ringed feature : Cryptic ringed features
  • Type in ssc location : "LG"
  • CELX flag 1.6.1 : no
  • CELX flag 1.7.0 : to come largeringed
  • Earth analogy : nothing

27) Lenticula : Small dark spots on Europa
  • Type in ssc location : "LE"
  • CELX flag 1.6.1 : no
  • CELX flag 1.7.0 : to come lenticula
  • Earth analogy : nothing

28) Linea : A dark or bright elongate marking, may be curved or straight
  • Type in ssc location : "LI"
  • CELX flag 1.6.1 : linea
  • CELX flag 1.7.0 : linea
  • Earth analogy : nothing

29) Lingula : Extension of plateau having rounded lobate or tongue-like boundaries
  • Type in ssc location : "LN"
  • CELX flag 1.6.1 : no
  • CELX flag 1.7.0 : to come lingula
  • Earth analogy : nothing

30) Macula : Dark spot, may be irregular
  • Type in ssc location : "MA"
  • CELX flag 1.6.1 : no
  • CELX flag 1.7.0 : to come macula
  • Earth analogy : nothing

31) Mare : “Sea”; on the Moon, low albedo, relatively smooth plain, generally of large extent; on Mars, dark albedo areas of no known geological significance; on Titan, large expanses of dark materials thought to be liquid hydrocarbons
  • Type in ssc location : "ME"
  • CELX flag 1.6.1 : mare
  • CELX flag 1.7.0 : mare
  • Earth analogy : sea ( ex Bering Sea, Adriatic Sea, ...)

32) Mensa : A flat-topped prominence with cliff-like edges
  • Type in ssc location : "MN"
  • CELX flag 1.6.1 : mensa
  • CELX flag 1.7.0 : mensa
  • Earth analogy : nothing

33) Mons : Mountain
  • Type in ssc location : "MO"
  • CELX flag 1.6.1 : mons
  • CELX flag 1.7.0 : mons
  • Earth analogy : mountain (ex Everest)

34) Oceanus : A very large dark area on the moon
  • Type in ssc location : "OC"
  • CELX flag 1.6.1 : no
  • CELX flag 1.7.0 : to come oceanus
  • Earth analogy : ocean (Atlantic, Pacific, ...)

35) Palus : "Swamp"; small plain
  • Type in ssc location : "PA"
  • CELX flag 1.6.1 : no
  • CELX flag 1.7.0 : to come palus
  • Earth analogy : small plain (also see Planitia, Vastitas)

36) Patera : An irregular crater, or a complex one with scalloped edges
  • Type in ssc location : "PE"
  • CELX flag 1.6.1 : patera
  • CELX flag 1.7.0 : patera
  • Earth analogy : nothing

37) Planitia : Low plain
  • Type in ssc location : "PL"
  • CELX flag 1.6.1 : planitia
  • CELX flag 1.7.0 : planitia
  • Earth analogy : plain (also see Palus, Vastitas)

38) Planum : Plateau or high plain
  • Type in ssc location : "PM"
  • CELX flag 1.6.1 : planum
  • CELX flag 1.7.0 : planum
  • Earth analogy : plateau

39) Plume : Cryo-volcanic features on Triton
  • Type in ssc location : "PU"
  • CELX flag 1.6.1 : no
  • CELX flag 1.7.0 : to come plume
  • Earth analogy : nothing

40) Promontorium : "Cape"; headland promontoria
  • Type in ssc location : "PR"
  • CELX flag 1.6.1 : no
  • CELX flag 1.7.0 : to come promontorium
  • Earth analogy : cape (ex Cape of Good Hope)

    41) Regio : A large area marked by reflectivity or color distinctions from adjacent areas, or a broad geographic region
  • Type in ssc location : "RE"
  • CELX flag 1.6.1 : regio
  • CELX flag 1.7.0 : regio
  • Earth analogy : continent (ex Africa, Europa, America, ...)

42) Reticulum : reticular (netlike) pattern on Venus
  • Type in ssc location : "RT"
  • CELX flag 1.6.1 : reticulum
  • CELX flag 1.7.0 : reticulum
  • Earth analogy : nothing

43) Rima : Fissure
  • Type in ssc location : "RI"
  • CELX flag 1.6.1 : rima
  • CELX flag 1.7.0 : rima
  • Earth analogy : fault (ex San Andreas)

44) Rupes : Scarp
  • Type in ssc location : "RU"
  • CELX flag 1.6.1 : rupes
  • CELX flag 1.7.0 : rupes
  • Earth analogy : scarp

45) Satellite feature : A feature that shares the name of an associated feature. For example, on the Moon the craters referred to as "Lettered Craters" are classified in the gazetteer as "Satellite Features."
  • Type in ssc location : "SF"
  • CELX flag 1.6.1 : no
  • CELX flag 1.7.0 : to come satellitefeature
  • Earth analogy : nothing

46) Saxum : Boulder or rock
  • Type in ssc location : "SA"
  • CELX flag 1.6.1 : no
  • CELX flag 1.7.0 : to come saxum
  • Earth analogy : rock

47) Scopulus : Lobate or irregular scarp
  • Type in ssc location : "SC"
  • CELX flag 1.6.1 : no
  • CELX flag 1.7.0 : to come scopulus
  • Earth analogy : nothing

48) Serpens : Sinuous feature with segments of positive and negative relief along its length
  • Type in ssc location : "SE"
  • CELX flag 1.6.1 : no
  • CELX flag 1.7.0 : to come serpens
  • Earth analogy : nothing

49) Sinus : "Bay"; small plain; on Titan, bays within seas or lakes of liquid hydrocarbons
  • Type in ssc location : "SI"
  • CELX flag 1.6.1 : no
  • CELX flag 1.7.0 : to come sinus
  • Earth analogy : bay

50) Sulcus : Subparallel furrows and ridges
  • Type in ssc location : "SU"
  • CELX flag 1.6.1 : no
  • CELX flag 1.7.0 : to come sulcus
  • Earth analogy : dunes field (also see Undae)

51) Terra : Extensive land mass
  • Type in ssc location : "TA"
  • CELX flag 1.6.1 : terra
  • CELX flag 1.7.0 : terra
  • Earth analogy : country

52) Tessera : Tile-like, polygonal terrain
  • Type in ssc location : "TE"
  • CELX flag 1.6.1 : tessera
  • CELX flag 1.7.0 : tessera
  • Earth analogy : nothing

53) Tholus : Small domical mountain or hill
  • Type in ssc location : "TE"
  • CELX flag 1.6.1 : tholus
  • CELX flag 1.7.0 : tholus
  • Earth analogy : small mountain, hill

54) Undae : Dunes' field
  • Type in ssc location : "UN"
  • CELX flag 1.6.1 : undae
  • CELX flag 1.7.0 : undae
  • Earth analogy : desert ( see also Sulcus)

55) Vallis : Valley
  • Type in ssc location : "VA"
  • CELX flag 1.6.1 : vallis
  • CELX flag 1.7.0 : vallis
  • Earth analogy : valley

56) Vastitas : Extensive plain
  • Type in ssc location : "VS"
  • CELX flag 1.6.1 : no
  • CELX flag 1.7.0 : to come vastitas
  • Earth analogy : great plain (also see Palus, Planitia)

57) Virga : A streak or stripe of color
  • Type in ssc location : "VI"
  • CELX flag 1.6.1 : no
  • CELX flag 1.7.0 : to come virga
  • Earth analogy : nothing

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Complementary type for Earth in Celestia 1.6.1

58) City : city
  • Type in ssc location : "city"
  • CELX flag 1.6.1 : city
  • CELX flag 1.7.0 : city
  • Earth analogy : city, town

59) Observatory : observatory
  • Type in ssc location : "observatory"
  • CELX flag 1.6.1 : observatory
  • CELX flag 1.7.0 : observatory
  • Earth analogy : observatory (ex Mt Palomar Observatory)

60) Other : all other locations
  • Type in ssc location : "XX"
  • CELX flag 1.6.1 : other
  • CELX flag 1.7.0 : other
  • Earth analogy : all

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new types for Earth in 1.7.0

61) Capital : city, seat of governments
  • Type in ssc location : "capital"
  • CELX flag 1.6.1 : no
  • CELX flag 1.7.0 : to come capital
  • Earth analogy : capital (ex Washington, Moscow, London, Paris, ...)

62) Tectonic plate :
  • Type in ssc location : "trench" (or tectonic ???)
  • CELX flag 1.6.1 : no
  • CELX flag 1.7.0 : to come trench (trench is fossa !!!)
  • Earth analogy :

63) Historical : historical, archaeological sites
  • Type in ssc location : "historical"
  • CELX flag 1.6.1 : no
  • CELX flag 1.7.0 : to come historical
  • Earth analogy : (ex Pyramids of Gizeh)

64) Cosmodrom : launch site to space or or similar
  • Type in ssc location : "cosmodrom"
  • CELX flag 1.6.1 : no
  • CELX flag 1.7.0 : to come cosmodrom
  • Earth analogy : launch site to space (ex Baïkonour, Cap Canaveral, Kourou, …)
    (added to untie from "observatory")

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all non-existent types in Celestia 1.6.1 were requested from the 1.7.0 design team.
In the future, we should hopefully have 64 types of locations.

the types in red do not exist yet in Celestia, nevertheless we can find them in Lut5 / renderlocsBox because the program substitutes the non existent types by existing types but not used on a particular planet. The module works perfectly but is very complicated to manage. The ssc files it uses are not compatible off Lut5 because the Type property "" is changed. And if someone wants to use it, he has to change it by Type "XX".

When the 64 types, above, will be integrated in Celestia 1.7.0, their management will be greatly simplified.


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Last edited by gironde on 15.11.2018, 11:48, edited 5 times in total.

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Post #2by Croc » 14.11.2018, 08:47

Added 14.11.2018, 08:10: by gironde:

Reminder of the properties of a location file (.ssc):

Location "name site" "path"
{
LabelColor [R, G, B]
LongLat [long. Lat. alt. ]
Size x or Importance x
Type "type symbol"
}

name site and path:
the name of location and the path of the object in Solar System
ex. Location "Everest" "Sol/Earth"

Labelcolor :
R red component ( 0 to 1)
G green component ( 0 to 1)
B blue component ( 0 to 1)

LongLat :
-longitude East (0 to 360) or (0 to 180 and 0 to -180)
some objects in the base of the Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature site are expressed in West coordinates 0-360. The editing parameters can be modified on the site or a calculation must be made to return them in East coordinates.
Be careful, some objects are in retrograde orbit.
-latitude North (0 to 90) and South ( 0 to -90)
-altitude : usually 0 (on the surface)
the name fits on the surface of the sphere that encompasses the mesh and may have defects for non-spherical objects like asteroids or spacecrafts. The name can appear in the space according to the orientation of the object.

Size or Importance
These 2 properties have the same effect. They represent the diameter of the place in km.
They are linked to the slider that filters the location based on their size. The slider is expressed as a percentage (1 to 100).
1 for the little ones, 100 for the bigger ones. In the location files for Lut5, Size was limited to 30km (forced) so that the smallest remain accessible by the cursor to 1.

Type :
This is the shortened name of the slot category. For example "AA" is the shortcut for 'crater'.

I do not know of any other properties that are compatible with the location files.


exemple :

Location "Abu Nuwas" "Sol/Mercury"
{
LabelColor [ 0.380 0.663 0.725 ]
LongLat [ 338.81 17.63 0 ]
Size 117
Type "AA"
}

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Post #3by gironde » 14.11.2018, 08:53

Thanks Croc, my last post was added after the previous one.

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Post #4by gironde » 17.11.2018, 08:16

The team for Celestia 1.7.0 validated the 64 possible types of locations:
https://github.com/CelestiaProject/Celestia/commi ... 07be40bb744a0f0ff8a1bc8fc114a6

They added 4 new types:
Capital = 0x0800000000000000
Cosmodrome = 0x1000000000000000
Trench = 0x2000000000000000, // Tectonical trench
Historical = 0x4000000000000000

I do not understand why choosing 'trench' for tectonical since 'fossa' already means trench. I think it would have been better to take the term 'Tectonic' (tectonic plate) and associate the locations 'trench' with 'fossa'.

Now, if we consider that the abyssal trenchs are due to subductions of tectonic plates, there was no need to create a type 'trench' since 'fossa' already existed and could be used for trenches and plates tectonic.
Another group of locations could have been created instead.

For example, Rings for the rings of the planets


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