RADARSAT International Catalog
Entry ID: Canada_RADARSAT_INTL_IMAGERY

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Summary
Abstract: RSI's broad range of products are derived from the majority of commercially
available Earth-observation satellites: RADARSAT-1, LANDSAT 4/5, LANDSAT 7,
IKONOS, IRS, ERS, QuickBird, and ENVISAT. RSI augments its product offerings
with services including processing, GIS, consulting, training, and near-real
time production and delivery. By combining satellite data-derived information
with other data sources such as climate/filed data, baseline geographic
information, and Internet-based information, RSI is successfully responding to
today's changing operational business needs.

RSI's core business is the worldwide distribution, processing, and
delivery of RADARSAT data products. The RADARSAT-1 satellite was successfully
launched November 4, 1995, and is owned and operated by the Canadian Space
Agency (CSA). RADARSAT-1 imagery products offer high-quality, timely, and
cost-effective solutions to natural resource management and environmental
operations. Equipped with a unique and powerful synthetic aperture radar (SAR),
RADARSAT-1 is able to dependably acquire scenes of virtually any location on
the Earth regardless of weather or light conditions, and products can be
reliably delivered to anywhere in the world. RSI offers near-real time delivery
of data (within 3 hours of downlink to certain RADARSAT-1 Network Stations) to
clients with time-critical operations such as disaster management and ship
navigation. Continuity of the program is assured with follow-on satellites:
RADARSAT-2 is scheduled for launch in late 2004 and will be distributed
worldwide (outside of the US) by RSI.

To ensure prompt product delivery and consistently high-quality client
service, RSI has established an international network of over 80 distributors,
and 14 international ground receiving stations.

RSI's in-house data processing expertise offers clients fast delivery
and the opportunity to customize products to suit specific operational
requirements. Data is available on a variety of media such as CD-ROM and 8-mm
data cartridge, and is deliverable either by courier or electronically.

In choosing the appropriate satellite data source and product you will
need to consider the following:

* Location: geographic area and type of terrain
* Scale: level of detail required
* Application: type of information extracted from data
* Quality: reliability of the data sources
* Timing: how quickly the data is required
* Format: appropriate data format

Prices:
Each satellite offers important features and benefits to clients, such
as a selection of viewing angles, coverage area, and resolution. These
technical specifications vary considerably and must be taken into account when
evaluating prices and the specific requirements of the client's
project/operation.

The approximate price for a full scene, Path Image product, on CD-ROM,
is:

RADARSAT Standard: USD 2,750 / CAD 3,725
ERS: USD 1,100 / CAD 1,600
LANDSAT 7 ETM+: USD 600 / CAD 900

Data is also available from IKONOS, earlier LANDSAT missions, and
QuickBird.

Prices exclude premiums for programming, processing, and delivery. RSI
can provide you with a customized solution to your unique information
requirements. Please contact Client Services for further information, or visit
www.rsi.ca
Spatial Data Organization Information -

Indirect Spatial Reference:
Direct Spatial Reference: Raster
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Coordinate Representation:
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Geodetic Model:
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Related URL
Link: View Related Information
Description: GeoConnections Discovery Portal. Canada's IDN Node.


Geographic Coverage
 N: 90.0 S: -90.0  E: 180.0  W: -180.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: RADARSAT International
Dataset Title: RADARSAT International Catalog
Online Resource: http://www.rsi.ca


Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1995-11-04


Location Keywords
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > CANADA
CONTINENT > ANTARCTICA
GEOGRAPHIC REGION > ARCTIC
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA
GEOGRAPHIC REGION > EASTERN HEMISPHERE
GEOGRAPHIC REGION > EQUATORIAL
GEOGRAPHIC REGION > GLOBAL
GEOGRAPHIC REGION > GLOBAL LAND
GEOGRAPHIC REGION > GLOBAL OCEAN
GEOGRAPHIC REGION > MID-LATITUDE
GEOGRAPHIC REGION > NORTHERN HEMISPHERE
GEOGRAPHIC REGION > POLAR
GEOGRAPHIC REGION > SOUTHERN HEMISPHERE
GEOGRAPHIC REGION > WESTERN HEMISPHERE


Science Keywords
HUMAN DIMENSIONS >ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS    [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >EROSION/SEDIMENTATION >EROSION    [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >LAND USE/LAND COVER >LAND COVER    [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >LAND USE/LAND COVER >LAND PRODUCTIVITY    [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >LANDSCAPE >LANDSCAPE PATTERNS    [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >TOPOGRAPHY >LANDFORMS    [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >TOPOGRAPHY >TERRAIN ELEVATION    [Definition]
OCEANS >COASTAL PROCESSES >SHORELINE DISPLACEMENT    [Definition]
OCEANS >COASTAL PROCESSES >SHORELINES    [Definition]
OCEANS >OCEAN CIRCULATION >EDDIES    [Definition]
OCEANS >OCEAN CIRCULATION >FRONTS    [Definition]
OCEANS >OCEAN CIRCULATION >UPWELLING/DOWNWELLING    [Definition]
OCEANS >OCEAN WAVES >WAVE SPECTRA    [Definition]
OCEANS >OCEAN WINDS >WIND SHEAR    [Definition]
OCEANS >SEA ICE >ICE EDGES    [Definition]
OCEANS >SEA ICE >ICE TYPES    [Definition]
SOLID EARTH >TECTONICS >EARTHQUAKES >SEISMIC PROFILE    [Definition]


ISO Topic Category
ELEVATION
ENVIRONMENT


Access Constraints
None


Use Constraints
None


Keywords
GCMD
BASE MAPPING
COASTAL ZONE MAPPING
CROPS
FARMING ACTIVITY
GEOLOGIC MAPPING
MONITORING


Data Set Progress
IN WORK


Originating Center


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

Data Center Personnel
Name: JOSEPHINE SMYTH
Phone: +1-604-244-0400
Fax: +1-604-244-0400
Email: jsmyth at rsi.ca
Contact Address:
13800 Commerce Parkway,
MacDonald Dettwiler Building
City: Richmond
Province or State: British Columbia
Postal Code: V6V 2J3
Country: Canada



Distribution
Fees: Please refer to Description, or contact distributor.


Personnel
JOSEPHINE SMYTH
Role: DIF AUTHOR
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Phone: +1-604-244-0400
Fax: +1-604-244-0400
Email: jsmyth at rsi.ca
Contact Address:
13800 Commerce Parkway,
MacDonald Dettwiler Building
City: Richmond
Province or State: British Columbia
Postal Code: V6V 2J3
Country: Canada



Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2002-01-03
Last DIF Revision Date: 2005-06-21
Future DIF Review Date: 2004-12-20

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