Mars missions will generate a large amount of data in various forms, such as daily plans, images, and scientific information. Often, there is a semantic linkage between images that cannot be captured automatically. Software is needed that will provide a method for creating arbitrary tags for this mission data so that items with a similar tag can be related to each other. The tags should be visible and searchable for all users.
- Give a semantic and meaningful description to mission data; for example, tag all images with a rock in them with the tag “rock.”
- Rapidly recall specific and useful pieces of data; for example, tag a plan as “driving template.”
- Call specific data to a user’s attention; for example, tag a plan as “for:User.”
This software is part of the MSLICE release, which was written in Java. It will run on any current Windows, Macintosh, or Linux system.