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Radarsat-1 Scenes, Natural Resources Canada
Entry ID: CWIC_REG_Radarsat-1

Abstract: The collection represents browse images and metadata for systematically georeferenced Radarsat-1 Synthetic Aperture Radar(SAR) satellite scenes. The browse scenes are not geometrically enhanced using ground control points, but are systematically corrected using sensor parameters. Full resolution precision geocoded scenes(corrected using ground control points) which correspond to the browse images can be ordered from MacDonald Dettwiler and Associates Ltd., Vancouver, Canada. Metadata discovery is achieved using the online catalog OR by using the CWIC OGC CSW service URL :
Radarsat-1 operates at 5.3 GHz. (C-Band). It is in a sun-synchronous orbit. Image resolution is in the range 8-100 meters.

Purpose: Launched in November 1995, RADARSAT-1 provided Canada and the world with an operational radar satellite system capable of timely delivery of large amounts of data. Equipped with a powerful synthetic aperture radar (SAR) instrument, 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.
Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Natural Resources Canada
Dataset Title: Radarsat-1 scenes
Dataset Series Name: Radarsat-1 raw data scenes
Dataset Release Date: April 1996
Dataset Release Place: Canada
Dataset Publisher: Natural resources Canada
Version: 1.0
Dataset Editor: Natural resources Canada
Online Resource:
Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1996-01-11
Stop Date: 2013-03-29
Data Resolution
Latitude Resolution: 8 m
Longitude Resolution: 8 m
Horizontal Resolution Range: Point Resolution
Vertical Resolution Range: Point Resolution
RADARSAT-1 Ancillary Description
Quality systematically georeferenced data browse and metadata can be accessed in this data set. The maximum resolution of the processed products (which are ordered from MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd.(Vancouver) is 8 meters.
Access Constraints none for metadata and browse through CSW. Processed products are ordered through MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd., Vancouver
Use Constraints Processed products have their own licensing agreements.
Ancillary Keywords
Data Center
Canada Centre For Mapping And Earth Observation, Earth Sciences Sector, Natural Resources Canada Supplemental Info
Data Center URL:

Data Center Personnel
Phone: +01-613-947-0463
Fax: +01-613-947-1408
Email: ccrs-bso at
Contact Address:
588 Booth Street, room 215A
City: Ottawa
Province or State: Ontario
Postal Code: K1A 0Y7
Country: Canada
Phone: +01-613-947-0463
Fax: +01-613-947-1408
Email: ccrs-bso at
Contact Address:
588 Booth Street, room 215A
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: 2013-09-12
Last DIF Revision Date: 2018-02-05