Gale slope map in Google Mars

Tesheiner at unmannedspaceflight.com took my slope map and tiled it for use with Google Earth (actually Google Mars). To try it out, right click and save this kml file:

Gale slope map KML file

Then open it with Google Earth. You will be asked to switch the view to Mars and then you should be able to zoom in on the Gale Crater area with the slope map overlaid.

Recently Google has put high-resolution HiRISE imagery of Gale Crater on standard Google Mars, which tends to overlay the slope map. To disable that layer, uncheck “Rovers and Landers” in the Layers area on the left of the screen.

Here’s a Google Mars view of a candidate traverse:

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