The atlas and database created by this research team will help in further exploration of the planet, for for manned and unmanned missions to the fourth planet from the Sun, in our solar system.
For additional information on this story, please read the 6/12/12 DailyMail.co.uk article "How many? The pimply face of Mars has 635,000 impact craters (and counting) on its surface".
Check out the (below) YouTube video "Global Mars Crater Database, Complete to 1 km".
Its caption stated, "Every red dot on the globe is a single crater larger than 1 km in diameter. This work comes from a published paper by Robbins and Hynek in the Journal of Geophysical Research that came out in 2012. (There is no audio to the video.)"