Download Free RADARSAT Data of Canada

Download Free RADARSAT Data of Canada

Canada’s RADARSAT-1 is a radar satellite and was launched in November 1995. It carries a Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR), it acquired images of the Earth day or night, in all weather and through cloud cover, smoke and haze.

RADARSAT-1 was a Canadian-led project involving the Canadian federal government, the Canadian provinces, the United States, and the private sector. It provided useful information to both commercial and scientific users in such fields as disaster management, interferometry, agriculture, cartography, hydrology, forestry, oceanography, ice studies and coastal monitoring.

RADARSAT orthorectified mosaic image of Canada

RADARSAT orthorectified mosaic image of Canada

The Government of Canada provides free access to RADARSAT through the website “Natural Resources Canada”.

The ortho-rectified mosaic of Canada RADARSAT data is available via FTP (file transfer protocol) server of Natural Resources Canada.

The FTP (file transfer protocol) server host RADARSAT orthorectified mosaic data of Canada at various pixel spacing (250m, 500m, 750m, 1000m)in a Lambert Conformal Conic projection.

The same data set is also available province wide with 100 m pixel spacing, in a Lambert Conformal Conic (LCC) projection and is orthorectified to standard map bases.

Download Data from FTP Server: RADARSAT Ortho-rectified Mosaic data of Canada at various pixel spacing (250 m, 500 m, 750 m, 1000 m).

Download Data from FTP Server: RADARSAT orthorectified mosaic data of Canadian province (100m).

RADARSAT mosaic was produced using Canadian Space Agency’s RADARSAT data archive and ScanSAR Narrow B descending mode data. The majority of the data, south of 60 degrees was acquired during the growing seasons of 1998 and 1999. The remaining data were collected during the winters of 1998 and 1999.

The mosaic was produced by the Canada Centre for Remote Sensing (CCRS) in collaboration with the Canadian Space Agency (CSA) and with contributions from RADARSAT International (RSI).

The development of this project celebrates the fact that RADARSAT-1, originally launched in November of 1995, has reached and passed its five year design life in orbit. The satellite continues to deliver imagery that has been proven effective in a wide range of applications including ice reconnaissance, disaster management, oceanography and agriculture. This digital product has been developed at a number of scales (technically pixel spacing) to allow a variety of users the ability to download and use this data.

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