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Landsat MSS Data over Canada
Entry ID: CANEMRCCRSLANDSATMSS


Summary
Abstract: The Multispectral Scanner (MSS) instrument on the Landsat series of satellites
1 to 5 records a continuous strip image in the following spectral bands:
Band 4: 0.50 - 0.60 um
Band 5: 0.60 - 0.70 um
Band 6: 0.70 - 0.80 um
Band 7: 0.80 - 1.10 um

An oscillating mirror is used to scan perpendicular to the satellite track,
while the motion of the spacecraft results in along-track coverage. The swath
width is nominally 185 km, and the spatial resolution for bands 4-7 is about 80
m. The CCRS receiving station at Prince Albert, Saskatchewan receives the data
feed of imagery and archives it.

MDA Geospatial Services International (formerly RADARSAT International) handles
distribution of the data. MDA offers a number of products ranging from raw
data and mini-scenes to full-scene on digital and film products.

Data are offered in LGSOWG BIL, fast format BSQ and ARCinfo BIL and BSQ. Quick
look data are also available using the track/frame and date. Products are
distributed in CCT, Exabyte, CD-ROM (excluding BIL format), film and prints.The
data is used for research purposes such as monitoring agricultural conditions,
geology exploration, forestry, and ice.

z39.50s://hercules.ccrs.nrcan.gc.ca:9876/LANDSAT MSS SCENES COLLECTED BY CCRS

Related URL
Link: View Related Information
Description: GeoConnections Discovery Portal. Canada's IDN Node.

Geographic Coverage
 N: 79.0 S: 42.0  E: -52.0  W: -140.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Creator: Government of Canada, Natural Resources Canada, Canada Centre for Remote Sensing
Dataset Title: Landsat MSS Data over Canada
Dataset Release Place: Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Dataset Publisher: Government of Canada, Natural Resources Canada, Earth Sciences Sector, Geomatics Canada, Canada Centre for Remote Sensing
Online Resource: http://ceocat.ccrs.nrcan.gc.ca


Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1972-07-23
Stop Date: 1999-10-31


Location Keywords
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > CANADA > Alberta
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > CANADA > British Columbia
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > CANADA > Manitoba
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > CANADA > New Brunswick
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > CANADA > Newfoundland And Labrador
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > CANADA > Northwest Territories
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > CANADA > Nova Scotia
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > CANADA > Nunavut
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > CANADA > Ontario
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > CANADA > Prince Edward Island
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > CANADA > Quebec
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > CANADA > Yukon Territory
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > CANADA
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > CANADA > Saskatchewan
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA
GEOGRAPHIC REGION > MID-LATITUDE
GEOGRAPHIC REGION > NORTHERN HEMISPHERE
GEOGRAPHIC REGION > WESTERN HEMISPHERE
VERTICAL LOCATION > LAND SURFACE


Science Keywords
BIOSPHERE >VEGETATION >VEGETATION COVER    [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >VEGETATION >VEGETATION SPECIES    [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >LAND USE/LAND COVER >LAND USE/LAND COVER CLASSIFICATION    [Definition]
SPECTRAL/ENGINEERING >INFRARED WAVELENGTHS >INFRARED IMAGERY    [Definition]


ISO Topic Category
BIOTA
GEOSCIENTIFIC INFORMATION
IMAGERY/BASE MAPS/EARTH COVER


Platform
LANDSAT    [Information]
LANDSAT-1    [Information]
LANDSAT-2    [Information]
LANDSAT-3    [Information]
LANDSAT-4    [Information]
LANDSAT-5    [Information]


Instrument
MSS >Multispectral Scanner    [Information]


Access Constraints
none


Use Constraints
none


Keywords
EXPLORATION GEOLOGY
FORESTRY
ICE
IMAGERY
LANDSAT
MAPPING
MSS
MULTISPECTRAL
NATURAL RESOURCES MANAGEMENT
RADIANCE
RASTER
REMOTE SENSING
SATELLITE
SURFACE VEGETATION
Vegetation Types


Data Set Progress
COMPLETE


Data Center
Canada Centre For Mapping And Earth Observation, Earth Sciences Sector, Natural Resources Canada    [Information]
Data Center URL: http://ceonet.cgdi.gc.ca/

Data Center Personnel
Name: SATELLITE ACQUISITION SERVICES - ORDER DESK
Phone: +01-613-995-4057
Fax: +01-613-992-0285
Email: orderdesk at ccrs.nrcan.gc.ca
Contact Address:
588 Booth Street
City: Ottawa
Province or State: Ontario
Postal Code: K1A 0Y7
Country: Canada

Geospatial Services International, MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd.    [Information]
Data Center URL: http://www.rsi.ca/news/press/2005/nr_rs10years_nov05.asp
Dataset ID: http://www.mdacorporation.com/

Data Center Personnel
Name: MDA CLIENT SERVICES ORDER DESK
Phone: +01-604-244-0400
Fax: +01-604-244-0404
Email: clientservices at mdacorporation.com
Contact Address:
13800 Commerce Parkway, MacDonald Dettwiler Building
City: Richmond
Province or State: British Columbia
Postal Code: V6V 2J3
Country: Canada



Distribution
Fees: Various - Contact MDA Order Desk


Personnel
SATELLITE ACQUISITION SERVICES - ORDER DESK
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Phone: +01-613-995-4057
Fax: +01-613-992-0285
Email: orderdesk at ccrs.nrcan.gc.ca
Contact Address:
588 Booth Street
City: Ottawa
Province or State: Ontario
Postal Code: K1A 0Y7
Country: Canada


Extended Metadata Properties
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2002-10-17
Last DIF Revision Date: 2017-08-23
Future DIF Review Date: 2006-07-09



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