Why a Specific Hierarchy of Categories
The Editorial Subcommittee of Marspedia examined the ad hoc approach of categorization of Marspedia articles and found it to be lacking a structure of how information about Mars is displayed and searched. The Subcommittee wanted a logical and navigable hierarchy of categories. This forms the core of a new Browse experience.
Creators of new pages should link one or more of the categories in the hierarchy shown below and no others to their page.
Category Hierarchy Outline
All categories for Marspedia roll up into the following 6 top-level categories. Two lower tiers of categories and pages linked to them can be seen by clicking the link icon on each:
• I. Mars Planetary Science - physical description of the planet; all the science data that is collected
• II. Mars Spacecraft/Robotic Missions - (non-human) - mission planning and execution history.
• III. Mars Human Exploration - human exploration concepts and planning
• IV. Mars Human Settlement - including plans & concepts, philosophical/ethical considerations, and mars analogue research
• V. Mars Outreach - Advocacy for Mars Exploration/Settlement - people and organizations (Mars Society, Marspedia, etc), political action, and public outreach & education
• VI. Mars Arts and Literature - Mars in literature, music, movies, plays, graphic arts, photography