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SPOT High Resolution Visible Imagery over Canada
Entry ID: Canada_CCRS_SPOT

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Summary
Abstract: The SPOT imagery presents objective and reliable picture of the Earth's
surface, covering area 60 km x 60 km per image from 10 and 20 metres ground
resolution.
The SPOT series of satellites carry two nominally identical High Resolution
Visible (HRV) imagers which can be operated independently or in various coupled
modes. They have four straight and continuous virtual sensing lines, with 6000
basic sensing elements per line. These instruments are, however, not limited
to nadir viewing. Each HRV contains a pointable mirror apparatus which allows
the imaging direction to be varied at user-selected angles.

Each HRV imager has two sensing modes. They are known as the Multi-Linear
Array (MLA) and the Panchromatic Linear Array (PLA) sensors. The MLA sensor
captures data in three spectral bands: 500 - 590 nm, nominal ground resolution
of 20 metres at nadir. The PLA sensor captures data in the spectral range 510
- 730 nm at a 10 metre nominal ground resolution at nadir. Data are archived
at a rate of approximately 100,000 (60 km x 60 km) scenes per year. Each data
set contains visible and near-infrared radiance data.

The data are stored on high density tapes and are available in Digital and film
format at a variety of processing levels from raw levels to fully-processed
products registered to the Canadian National Topographic Map series.SPOT images
are source of information for mapping, studying, monitoring, forecasting and
managing natural resources and human activities on earth.
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Related URL
Link: GET DATA
Description: GeoConnections Discovery Portal. Canada's IDN Node.

Geographic Coverage
 N: 75.0 S: 42.0  E: -52.0  W: -142.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Creator: Government of Canada, Natural Resources Canada, Canada Centre for Remote Sensing
Dataset Title: SPOT High Resolution Visible Imagery over Canada
Dataset Series Name: Standard SPOT MLA/PLA Format
Dataset Release Place: Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Dataset Publisher: Government of Canada, Natural Resources Canada, ESS, CCRS
Online Resource: http://www.nrcan-rncan.gc.ca/com/index-eng.php


Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1986-06-01


Location Keywords
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > UNITED STATES OF AMERICA > GREAT LAKES
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > CANADA
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 > Saskatchewan
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > CANADA > Yukon Territory
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA
GEOGRAPHIC REGION > MID-LATITUDE
GEOGRAPHIC REGION > NORTHERN HEMISPHERE
GEOGRAPHIC REGION > WESTERN HEMISPHERE
VERTICAL LOCATION > LAND SURFACE
VERTICAL LOCATION > SEA SURFACE


Data Resolution
Latitude Resolution: 10 meters
Longitude Resolution: 10 meters


Science Keywords
BIOSPHERE >VEGETATION >VEGETATION COVER    [Definition]
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE >SURFACE WATER    [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >SOILS    [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >TOPOGRAPHY >TERRAIN ELEVATION    [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >TOPOGRAPHY    [Definition]
SPECTRAL/ENGINEERING >INFRARED WAVELENGTHS >INFRARED IMAGERY    [Definition]
SPECTRAL/ENGINEERING >VISIBLE WAVELENGTHS >VISIBLE IMAGERY    [Definition]


ISO Topic Category
BIOTA
ELEVATION
GEOSCIENTIFIC INFORMATION
INLAND WATERS


Platform
SPOT-1 >Systeme Probatoire Pour l'Observation de la Terre-1    [Information]
SPOT-2 >Systeme Probatoire Pour l'Observation de la Terre-2    [Information]
SPOT-3 >Systeme Probatoire Pour l'Observation de la Terre-3    [Information]
SPOT-4 >Systeme Probatoire Pour l'Observation de la Terre-4    [Information]


Instrument
HRV >High Resolution Visible Imaging System    [Information]
HRVIR >High Resolution Visible and Infrared    [Information]
MLA >Multi-Linear Array    [Information]
PLA >Panchromatic Linear Array


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Keywords
GCMD
GLOBAL CHANGE
HRV
IMAGERY
MAPPING
MLA
MULTISPECTRAL
Near-infrared
PANCHROMATIC
PLA
RADIANCE
RASTER
REMOTE SENSING
SATELLITES
SPOT
SURFACE VEGETATION
TOPOGRAPHIC DATA


Data Set Progress
IN WORK


Data Center
RADARSAT International    [Information]
Data Center URL: http://www.rsi.ca

Data Center Personnel
Name: RADARSAT INTERNATIONAL, INC. ORDER DESK
Phone: +01-604-244-0400
Fax: +01-604-244-0404
Email: info at rsi.ca
Contact Address:
RADARSAT International Inc. (RSI)
13800 Commerce Parkway,
MacDonald Dettwiler Building,
City: Richmond
Province or State: British Columbia
Postal Code: V6V 2J3
Country: CANADA



Distribution
Fees: Various - Contact RSI Order Desk


Personnel
JUDY GUENETTE
Role: DIF AUTHOR
Phone: +01-613-947-1362
Fax: +01-613-947-2410
Email: Judy.Guenette at geocan.nrcan.gc.ca
Contact Address:
615 Booth Street, Room 650
City: Ottawa
Province or State: Ontario
Postal Code: K1A 0E9
Country: Canada


RADARSAT INTERNATIONAL, INC. ORDER DESK
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Phone: +01-604-244-0400
Fax: +01-604-244-0404
Email: info at rsi.ca
Contact Address:
RADARSAT International Inc. (RSI)
13800 Commerce Parkway,
MacDonald Dettwiler Building,
City: Richmond
Province or State: British Columbia
Postal Code: V6V 2J3
Country: CANADA


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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2002-10-17
Last DIF Revision Date: 2017-08-24
Future DIF Review Date: 2005-08-21



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