Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature
International Astronomical Union (IAU) Working Group for Planetary System Nomenclature (WGPSN)
Planetary Names: KML and Shapefile Downloads

KML and Shapefile Downloads


Below is a listing of shapefile and kml downloads of all named features for each target. These files are generated nightly. The shapefiles are in a zip archive along with the projections.

The Shapefiles and KML files are in east longitude, planetocentric latitude. All bodies are cartographically treated as spheres, except Mars, which means there is no difference between a planetocentric and planetographic latitude system. Coordinates in the gazetteer database are shown in the IAU-approved coordinate system for each body. You can view the coordinates in either an east or west system by changing the latitude/longitude options in the advanced search. More information on Coordinate Systems.

Target Control Network Files
Amalthea Unknown Shapefile, KML
Ariel Unknown Shapefile, KML
Callisto Unknown Shapefile, KML
Dactyl Unknown Shapefile, KML
Deimos Unknown Shapefile, KML
Dione Unknown Shapefile, KML
Enceladus Unknown Shapefile, KML
Epimetheus Unknown Shapefile, KML
Eros Unknown Shapefile, KML
Europa Unknown Shapefile, KML
Ganymede Unknown Shapefile, KML
Gaspra Unknown Shapefile, KML
Hyperion Unknown Shapefile, KML
Iapetus Unknown Shapefile, KML
Ida Unknown Shapefile, KML
Io Voyager/Galileo SSI Shapefile, KML
Itokawa Unknown Shapefile, KML
Janus Unknown Shapefile, KML
Lutetia Unknown Shapefile, KML
Mars MDIM 2.1 Shapefile, KML
Mathilde Unknown Shapefile, KML
Mercury MESSENGER Team Shapefile, KML
Mimas Unknown Shapefile, KML
Miranda Unknown Shapefile, KML
Moon LOLA 2011 Shapefile, KML
Oberon Unknown Shapefile, KML
Phobos Unknown Shapefile, KML
Phoebe Unknown Shapefile, KML
Proteus Unknown Shapefile, KML
Puck Unknown Shapefile, KML
Rhea Unknown Shapefile, KML
Steins Unknown Shapefile, KML
Tethys Unknown Shapefile, KML
Thebe Unknown Shapefile, KML
Titan Unknown Shapefile, KML
Titania Unknown Shapefile, KML
Triton Unknown Shapefile, KML
Umbriel Unknown Shapefile, KML
Venus Unknown Shapefile, KML
Vesta IAU Coordinate System for (4) Vesta Shapefile, KML

Archival files

The files below are not updated with new names or changes to approved names. They are retained in the gazetteer for historical purposes.

Target Control Network Files Notes
Io Unknown Shapefile, KML The shapefile and KML file for the UNKNOWN control network on Io are archival files and do not include new names and changes to approved names after August 16, 2012.
Mars MDIM 2.0 Shapefile, KML The shapefile and KML file for the MDIM 2.0 control network are archival files and do not include new names and changes to approved names after November 16, 2010.
Mercury Unknown Shapefile, KML The shapefile and KML file for the UNKNOWN control network on Mercury are archival files and do not include new names and changes to approved names after March 7, 2011.
Mercury Preliminary-MESSENGER Shapefile, KML The shapefile and KML file for the Preliminary-MESSENGER control network on Mercury are archival files and do not include new names and changes to approved names after October 21, 2013.
Moon Unknown Shapefile, KML The shapefile and KML file for the UNKNOWN control network on the Moon are archival files and do not include new names and changes to approved names after October 12, 2010.
Moon ULCN 2005 Shapefile, KML The shapefile and KML file for the ULCN 2005 control network on the Moon are archival files and do not include new names and changes to approved names after May 22, 2012.