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Graphics File Formats FAQ (Part 3 of 4): Where to Get File Format Specifications
Section - PDS - Planetary Data System Format

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         Type: General data format
    Extension: PDS
      Version: 
  Compression:
  Color Depth:
   Maintainer: NASA
Specification:

PDS was created by the Planetary Branch of the National Aeronautics and Space
Administration (NASA) to store solar, lunar, and planetary data collected both
on Earth and by spacecraft. And as with most U.S. Government documents, the
specification is quite large and spread over several documents:

  Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Standard for the Preparation and Interchange of
    Data Sets, JPL Document D-4683, NASA, Pasadena, CA, 1988.
  Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Data Preparation Workbook,
    JPL Document D-7669, NASA, Pasadena, CA, 1990.
  Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Planetary Data System Standards Reference,
    JPL Document D-4683, NASA, Pasadena, CA, 1990.
  Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Specification for the Object Description
    Language, NASA, Pasadena, CA, 1990.

These documents are available from:

  NASA
  Planetary Branch
  Jet Propulsion Laboratory
  Mail Stop 525-3610
  4800 Oak Grove Drive
  Pasadena, CA 91109
  Voice: 818.354.7587
  Email: PDS_Operator@jplpds.jpl.nasa.gov

The PDS Standards Reference Document may also be found at:

  http://stardust.jpl.nasa.gov/stdref/stdref.htm

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