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2023-06-08 Working Meeting

Meeting Notes from: May 12, 2023

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Meetings are public and interested parties are encouraged to attend. Meetings occur on the second Thursday of every month at the time indicated below.

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Number: 1-833-436-1163 Meeting Code: 864 509 369#


  • Marc Hunter

  • Brent Archinal

  • Sarah Black

  • Ross Beyer

  • Jay Laura

  • Updates on action items from previous meeting:

    • Meeting Times:
      • Jay: Add Sam and Slyvester to the when is good.
      • Everyone: When is good poll.
      • Jay: Collect emailed feedback and send a shared word document. Update as responses come in.
      • Result: No good time….
    • Sam soliciation:
      • Jay: Send Sam the feedback solicitation paragraph.
      • This fell off my radar. Apologies to Sam - still send?
    • Outreach:
      • Someone: Steve Indyk at Honeywell. LEAG commercial advisory board. (Not done.)
      • Jay need to do that. Also ping Nick @LROC (Done)
      • Jay: Follow up with MAPSIT and LEAG. (Done)
      • Add Sam formally to the organization.(Done)
    • Road map Updats:
      • Tomorrow or Monday finalize the edits from Laz and incorporate. Email the group. (Done)
    • Everyone: Review the charter / road map
    • Meetings:
      • Marc: Get on the lunar geologic mapping meeting agenda.
      • Marc will ping Sam to get on the agenda.
      • Has ASC seen themes for this meeting?
        • No sense for what the agenda is at this point.
        • Multiple topics / lots of topics.
        • The community expressing what it needs is an important aspect of the workshop.
  • Planned actions:

    • Formally adopt the chart.
      • More time needed to review. Defer to next month.
    • Formally adopt the road map.
      • More time needed to review. Defer to next month.
    • Discussion of the feedback from the standards comments.
      • 0-360: The data are stored in 0-360, but can be displayed in any form that people desire.
        • Recommend that the data be stored in 0-360.
        • The data can be in the -180 to 180 domain as needed.
        • Documentation.
      • Data interpolation:
        • Some users say that data that is interpolated can not be used. Some data can, arguably not be used without interpolation.
      • Do we need to have an applicability of standards comment?
        • How and under what circumstances do we intend to have these apply?
        • Use cases for how this can be done?
        • How do these impact current data processing pipelines?
        • How do you grandfather in existing missions?
      • Open Data Access Policy just got pushed. That is pretty impactful. This is marketing.
      • Write this as applicability of standards. Your particular data product or investigation may require something else. Documentation is the key.
      • Push harder on the documentation and metadata the MOST.

Action Items

  • Marc: Follow up with Jim. He’ll get onto the agenda.
  • Please read charter and roadmap. Goal is to disucuss (if needed) and adopt (if possible) in July.
  • Take a stab at some language for applicability of standards and goals of these standards.

Next Agenda:

Next Meeting

July 13 @ 2PM PST.