Description: The Canada Centre for Remote Sensing (CCRS) is internationally recognized as a leading centre of excellence in the use of earth- observation data, and supports an expanding industry sector includingthe world leaders in global ground station, image analysis and radar mapping markets. CCRS is responsible for the reception, processing, archiving and dissemination of remotely sensed data for Canada. In conjunction with the private sector, it develops remote sensing technology and applications. CCRS, through its National Atlas of Canada team, also works with indust ry to develop geospatial information applications. CCRS is developing the Canadian Earth Observation Network component of the Canadian Geospatial Data Infrastructure to provide users with real-time access to remote sensing satellite and other spatial databases, both land and ocean, through the Internet.