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I'm searching for software to convert PDS4 .xml/.img from of the Mars 2020 cameras to 16 bit/channel PNG, TIFF or other lossless formatted files. So far couldn't find any which runs on current macOS: NASAView https://pds.nasa.gov/tools/about/pds3-tools/nasa-view.shtml is not available for current macOS, the Java-based transform only writes 8 bit (https://github.com/NASA-PDS/transform/issues/15), the Python PDS4viewer https://pypi.org/project/pds4-tools/ only writes 8bit as well and my years old PDS plugin for GIMP doesn't work on recent versions. The APIs used by transform and pds4-tools are most likely supporting 16 bit already, but before spending time to write my own software around those I like to ask here if something is available.
Mars 2020 Perseverance Rover Data Release 1
Susie Slavney posted a topic in AnnouncementsMars 2020 Release 1 includes raw, calibrated, and derived data from sols 0 through 89, February 18 through May 20, 2021, for the Mastcam-Z, MEDA, MOXIE, PIXL, RIMFAX, SHERLOC, SuperCam, Helicam, and EDLCam instruments. Visit https://pds-geosciences.wustl.edu/missions/mars2020/index.htm for details.
I am the PI on a proposal to NASA PSTAR for a project that will collect digital data (predominantly still images and video) from Earth-based geological studies. I estimate about 3 Tb of data will be collected over 3 years. Our data will address operations of the Mars 2020 mission. I am wondering if the PDS Geosciences Node might be a suitable archive for our data.