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Proceedings of Symposium on Remote Sensing and Photo Interpretation

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CACRS - Canadian Advisory Committee on Remote Sensing
CCRS - Canada Centre for Remote Sensing
NAPL - National Air Photo Library
To provide an impression of the regional activities, a
brief status review is itemized here for each province in west-
to-east order. The Northwest and Yukon Territories have no
regional representation in the national program yet.
(See Figure 2.)
British Columbia
The Remote Sensing Information Office functions in the
Field Operations Division, Surveys and Mapping Branch, B.C.
Department of Lands, Forests and Water Resources, dating back
to July, 1973. A staff of two professionals (a botanist and a
forester) manage information service, co-ordination of CCRS
flying and ERTS programs, interdepartmental communications and
applied research.
The Alberta Remote Sensing Center was established under the
Environmental Coordination Services, Interdepartmental Relations
Division, Alberta Environment, in June, 1974. The office has
a staff of three: the administrator, a technologist and a
clerical officer. The centre is responsible for information
service and for co-ordinating remote sensing activities of all
sectors in the province, and for providing a link with the CCRS.
It offers an ERTS "Quicklook" facility as a near real-time image
library. Also, it assists users in projects by offering inter
pretation facilities, technical advice and organization of
training programs.
The province of Saskatchewan has a committee consisting of
senior specialists to act as a liaison and co-ordinating group.
A decision is expected on whether or not a centre will be
established. If the decision favours establishing a centre,
a start may be made before April, 1975.
The Manitoba Remote Sensing Centre was established under
the Surveys, Mapping and Lands Branch of the Manitoba Department
of Mines, Resources and Environmental Management in February,
1974. The office has a staff of two and one-half: the
supervisor, a technician, and a clerk-steno shared with another
office. The centre is responsible for monitoring the status
of remote sensing, for providing an information service and
technical advice, for co-ordinating training programs, inter
disciplinary projects and for acting as provincial liaison with
the Canada Centre for Remote Sensing and other provincial
centres. The centre can expect expansion only if the Manitoba