The Remote Sensing (RS) Department specializes in correction, analysis
and processing of satellite imagery and derived products. The RS
team has extensive experience with Landsat 5 TM & 7 ETM+, IRS
C/D, SPOT and IKONOS data. Available RS services can be found here.
The RS Department typically enhances satellite data for use in
cutblock updating, road network updating, forest development plan
and as background displays for multiphase forestry maps.
Output data is converted from raster to vector and then made GIS
ready for further analyses and mapping. Final products may be in
the form of raster/vector integrated digital data, large-scale colour
maps, or enhanced/unenhanced digital data.
Research and Development project in conjunction with the National
Research Council to develop techniques to identify forest stands
under attack by Spruce and Pine Bark Beetles using satellite imagery.
This 3-year project is on going and involves the analysis of Landsat
TM, ETM+, and IKONOS multispectral imagery using classified and
unclassified techniques. We are currently in the third year of the
The Remote Sensing Department is currently developing an internet
image delivery system (ResMap) that will allow clients to access
very large datasets on-line through their web browsers. ResMap can
also give end users access to these large imagery files directly
in their GIS/CAD/Office applications. ResMap promises to revolutionize
the use of imagery within the GIS community by making large raster
datasets instantaneously accessible to end users on their desktop
applications, without requiring them to download, convert or enhance
the data prior to its use. ResMap is presently serving up several
100GB of data with much more to come in the near future. Examples
of this technology can be viewed here.