The Landsat-5 Thematic Mapper data includes enhanced mosaic segments covering the province of Ontario. The imagery has been resampled to a resolution of 25 metres.
These files are three-band false colour infrared composites, consisting of the green visible band shown in blue, the red visible band shown in green and the nearest infrared band shown in red. This results in an image where healthy summer deciduous vegetation appears in shades of red; deep clear water appears almost black; and sediment loaded water appears as bright turquoise. Very recent forest cutovers and infrastructure (bare soil) appear almost white.
The dates range from 1984 to 1995.
These data are made available through the Ontario Geographic Data Exchange (OGDE) program as part of the Land Information Ontario (LIO) data warehouse.
The satellite imagery is available in compressed MrSID format. The map projection is UTM (zones 15, 16, 17 & 18), NAD83.
Data use: Restriction/Copyright
The data is licenced to Brock University faculty, staff and students for teaching and research purposes only. A license agreement must be signed before the files will be delivered. The data is under copyright by the Canadian Centre for Remote Sensing.
Accessing the Data
The data are accessed using MrSID Geoviewer or geographic information systems software including ArcView, ArcGIS, MapInfo Professional or IDRISI.
Use the shapefile index in ArcMap to determine the section that covers the study area. The files are organized by UTM zone.
See Map Library staff for assistance.
Obtaining a Copy of Digital Data
ORIGINAL DATA: after signing a license agreement, original data may be burned to CD or saved on memory stick.
IMAGE OF DATA: a static graphic image may be obtained on 3/4" floppy, CD, memory stick or sent via e-mail.
HARDCOPY: data may be printed to the Map Library printer at a small cost per page. The University Library also has large format printing services. Ask staff for details.
Sample Citation Format
Landsat-5 Imagery [computer file]. (2000). Ottawa, ON: Canada Centre for Remote Sensing. Available: Brock University Map Library Controlled Access DATA PC E:\DATA\MNR\Landsat 5\zone17\zone17_sub4.sid (Accessed May 24, 2005).
Sample snapshot of the Landsat-5 Imagery