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Earth Observation Tools

Four satellite images of the Ottawa river in different colours.

Natural Resources Canada's data scientists use data cube technologies to enable you to easily interact with historical and current collections of satellite imagery and aerial photographs. Explore landscape changes with the tools available in our data cube environment by following the links below.

Black and white aerial image of Victoria, British Columbia in 1930. It depicts James Bay while including the streets and part of the Salish Sea.

Historical photographs

Explore the changes in selected cities in Canada since the 1920s.

Snow and ice cover in Canada Nunavut around Collusion Peninsula 2012.

Snow and ice cover in Canada

See how the annual snow and ice cover changes over time.

The elevation, shown as a 3D model, is shades of gray. Sunlight is coming from the northwest

Canada relief

Visualize part of the Canadian territory in 3D with this application.

Map of Canada in a gradient of green, red and blue illustrating land cover changes across the country.

Land cover

Explore changes in land cover between 2010 and 2015: Have agricultural fields or urban areas replaced forests?

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