NRCAN Flood Maps

The flood extent products are derived from satellite imagery with a system developed and operated by the Earth Sciences Sector (ESS) of Natural Resources Canada (NRCan). This emergency mapping service is activated for large flood events in Canada. Products are generated and distributed in near real time as processed imagery becomes available. NRCan works closely with Public Safety Canada's National Headquarters in Ottawa, Regional offices, and Government Operations Centre (GOC) to define of user needs, technical feasibility and for the coordination of satellite acquisition planning.

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Additional Info

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Cite Project Natural Resources Canada, 2015, "NRCAN Flood Maps",10.5203/b8qr-8a68, Canadian Watershed Information Network, V1.
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Keywords Flooding,Canada,Maps
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Project DOI 10.5203/b8qr-8a68

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License Name Open Government License 2.0 (Canada)
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Name Natural Resources Canada
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Name Government of Canada; Natural Resources Canada; Earth Sciences Sector; Canada Centre for Mapping and Earth Observation
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Data Curator Email geoinfofoo(at)
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Publisher Canadian Watershed Information Network (CanWIN), University of Manitoba
Resource Sub-Type Online resource
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Spatial Extent (GeoJSON)