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Celebrate Canada Day with satellite art of our great country

Kootenay National Park - The image above shows Kootenay National Park as captured by Landsat 8 in August 2021. Painted across the landscape in a kaleidoscope of colours are the scars from fires that raged through the park over the last two decades. Credit: Sparkgeo. Landsat 8 image courtesy of the USGS.

For a second year the Canadian Space Agency (CSA) has released a set of satellite images that showcase Canada from coast-to-coast-to-coast.

Last year 13 images were featured. This year an additional 25 satellite images from organizations across Canada “showcase the natural beauty of our national parks.”

The European Sentinel-2 satellite took this image of eastern Trinity Bay and the southern part of Conception Bay, Newfoundland and Labrador, on a beloved provincial holiday – Saint Patrick's Day – March 17, 2021. Credit: Wood Canada Limited. Contains modified Copernicus Sentinel-2 data processed by ESA.
The European Sentinel-2 satellite took this image of eastern Trinity Bay and the southern part of Conception Bay, Newfoundland and Labrador, on a beloved provincial holiday – Saint Patrick’s Day – March 17, 2021. Credit: Wood Canada Limited. Contains modified Copernicus Sentinel-2 data processed by ESA.

The organizations that provided the images usually create images for the scientific and commercial communities. The CSA describes the creativity of these organization as follows. “Like any painter or sculptor, the specialists who process satellite data are visual artists who convey meaning through the careful selection of colour, texture, tone, shadow and shapes.”

Browse the complete collection and learn the history behind every selected image.

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About Marc Boucher

Boucher is an entrepreneur, writer, editor & publisher. He is the founder of SpaceQ Media Inc. and CEO and co-founder of SpaceRef Interactive LLC. Boucher has 20+ years working in various roles in the space industry and a total of 30 years as a technology entrepreneur including creating Maple Square, Canada's first internet directory and search engine.

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