Acknowledgements & permission to use

We would like to recognize the contributions made by several organizations and individuals to this tutorial:

The bulk of the tutorial was prepared by Intermap Technologies Ltd. of Calgary and Ottawa, under contract to CCRS and funded through the User Education and Training Initiative (UETI).

RADARSAT International Inc. and the Canadian Space Agency provided permission to use much of the satellite imagery herein.

Several CCRS scientists assisted in reviewing the contents of the tutorial.

The former CCRS Multimedia Applications Section produced the various versions, contributing the coding, design, editing, graphics and quality control of the tutorial.

Permission for Use

This tutorial may be copied in any form and used for non-commercial purposes provided that: the content of any copy is not altered and, it is clearly indicated that the Canada Centre for Remote Sensing is the originator of this material.


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