Application Development

In order to unlock the potential of satellite imagery, users must be able to reliably extract information from the raw data collected by the sensor.  Canada Centre for Mapping and Earth Observation (CCMEO) scientists develop the methods needed to transform these raw data into information relevant to the monitoring of Canada’s landmass and natural resources, specifically within the following application areas:

In partnership with the Canadian Space Agency and other government users, CCMEO scientists work to understand the relationship between the signals measured by satellite sensors and the physical characteristics of the Earth’s surface.  After development and validation, these techniques are often adopted by industry, government and academia to support their regular use of satellite imagery.