Welcome to the site to download the latest stand-alone cross-platform web enabled versions of the Dynamic Digital Map of the Moon (DDM- Moon), made with Revolution (scroll to links). Go here for access to the predecessor to this program, a SuperCard made (Mac Classic only) version (Dept. Contribution No. 74).
DDM-Moon is an interactive, hypermedia computer-graphical atlas that provides access to a large variety of maps, images and movies that are made available with the program. The program displays simultaneously up to nine images and one map mosaic at resolutions from 1/64 to 1/2 degree per pixel.
Map products included are air-brush generated shaded relief and albedo, shaded relief, and Clementine mosaics at resolutions from 1/64 to 1/2 degree per pixel, and geology (at 1/4 degree-scale only). Access to maps is via mouse-click from a flat map projection, or from a searchable, sortable 'Feature Data' List (which will locate and highlight the feature on all maps and images in the program).
The over 575 maps include labels showing all lunar nomenclature; a click on the label displays that feature's nomenclature data and basic location and size data. Maps and images can be magnified/de-magnified (up to 4X).
Measurements (distance, area) can be made on maps, and saved in a tab-delimited file. All maps images can be saved as raster (jpeg) format files for use in CAD programs and printing on-demand.
A "Special Collections" library includes selected over 630 lunar orbiter images, Apollo landing sites and various QuickTime Movies (for example Apollo astronauts, with sound, on the Lunar surface, and sequences of Ranger probes as they approach impact on the Moon's surface). Movies can be displayed simultaneously with background Special Collection images and with map mosaics. Many of these include captions describing the image and/or movie. <
An Interactive Tour guide is built into the program. On-going work includes a brief introduction to the main geologic features of the Moon, designed to give the user, in a 20 minute tour, some basic insights into this planet's geologic framework.
The downloads are standalone programs that run without other software. The programs access their data, including maps and images (in jpeg format), and movies from a file server at Umass, using the internet with their built-in capability, thus requiring fast internet connections (but no external browser). All DDMs can access data from CDs or Hard Drives, if the data is available in those locations. To see the numerous movies included, both Windows and Mac based computers must have the latest QuickTime Player installed (free from Apple for both platforms, at www.apple.com). Computers with less than 128 MB of free RAM will run these programs very slowly at best.
Go here to see what DDMs are and how you can make them.
Download the file that matches your computer platform. After decompressing the archived version sent (most browsers have built in extensions to do that automatically), start the program. You will be greeted with a start-up screen containing two buttons in its center. Unless you have a CD containing the data, click on the "Web Access" button. This opens the program's home screen (see image above, left). On the center left side of that "Dynamic Digital Map Home Screen" click on the "Introduction to DDMs" button and then the "Interactive Tour Guide" button to learn how to use the program.