Volcanoes on Mars (composite catalog)

Shapefile https://www.dropbox.com/s/554yilypb5sx0cs/volcano.zip?dl=0
Notes All data were re-drawn as ellipses that best fit the feature in THEMIS Day imagery and/or MOLA relief. All values were calculated from the re-drawn ellipses.
Lat/Lon are calculated as the centers of ellipses, not Lat/Lon values in the source papers
Diameter, area, perimeter are calculated from the ellipses, and are not taken from the source papers. Diameter is an average, calculated from perimeter.
Height (Max. elev, range of elevation) data are calculated from within the ellipses, and are not taken from the source papers. Heigh data is from MOLA gridded data. MAX=max elevation point within the ellipse, MIN: min. elevation value point within the ellipse
Type/interpretations are taken from the source papers. For small cones and mounds, interpretations vary (pingo/volcano/mud volcano). All features that have at least one volcanic interpretation in a recent (ca. last two decades) paper are included. Features previously (Viking) identified as volcanic but recently reclassified are not included.

Confidence. Major and minor shields, calderas, fissure/small/low shields and lava domes can be considered as confirmed, while all others are candidate volcanic features.

Group: a single ellipse is one example showing actual size, which is part of a group of similar sized features. These are typically interpreted as pseudocraters (rootless cones) or pingos or mud volcanoes.
Type: Caldera: size/range values represent caldera, not volcanic construct (if any). These are caldera volcanoes without substantial construct. (negative relief forms)
Database Editor Henrik Hargitai, with the help of P. Broz

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