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    Cartographic Boundary Files are a series of products containing the boundaries of standard geographic areas together with the shoreline around Canada. A separate file will be provided with large inland lakes and double line rivers. The lakes and shorelines will hereafter be referred to as hydrography. The coordinates are latitude / longitude and are based on the North American Datum of 1983 (NAD83). The Cartographic Boundary Files for 2001 replace the Digital Cartographic Files produced for the 1996 Census.Note on new file formats April 2018 The original files for this census were the Esri .e00 interchange format files and the Mapinfo format files. Shapefile and geojson format files suitable for use with newer technology were created using GDAL: http://www.gdal.org/ Specifically, files were converted from Mapinfo: ogr2ogr -f {fileformat} {mif or tab input file} {output file} Note that some lengthy field names may be truncated. If you wish to use the original files provided by Statistics Canada, please use either .e00 format or Mapinfo format.

    Published on: 20 April 2018

    Permanent URL: http://hdl.handle.net/11272/ZQYDU

    The Block Digital Boundary File is disseminated to provide users with a standard national block file for geocoding custom areas or to request retrievals of census data by user-defined geographic areas. The Block Digital Boundary File is available at the block level only, but attributes for other levels of data are available for custom area creation. There is no hydrography associated with this file so boundaries will fall in water. Some representative points are known to fall into water. Further detail regarding representative point placement is explained in section 4, data quality.Note on new file formats April 2018 The original files for this census were the Esri .e00 interchange format files and the Mapinfo format files. Shapefile and geojson format files suitable for use with newer technology were created using GDAL: http://www.gdal.org/ Specifically, files were converted from Mapinfo: ogr2ogr -f {fileformat} {mif or tab input file} {output file} Note that some lengthy field names may be truncated. If you wish to use the original files provided by Statistics Canada, please use either .e00 format or Mapinfo format.

    Published on: 20 April 2018

    Permanent URL: http://hdl.handle.net/11272/PZEHZ

    An Area Master File is a document in readable form, which describes the street network and other physical features located within a designated area. These features are defined by means of a selected co-ordinate system.

    Published on: 17 April 2018

    Permanent URL: http://hdl.handle.net/11272/5SQTE

    Assigns Enumeration Area (EA), which is the smallest collection unit, to all higher geographic levels by code and name for Canada. It includes EA centroids (in UTM, Lambert [Statistics Canada Lambert] and latitude, longitude co-ordinates), the standard geographic codes, the land area, the population and the private household counts, etc.

    Published on: 13 April 2018

    Permanent URL: http://hdl.handle.net/11272/POIB2

    LFS data are used to produce the well-known unemployment rate as well as other standard labour market indicators such as the employment rate and the participation rate. The LFS also provides employment estimates by industry, occupation, public and private sector, hours worked and much more, all cross-classifiable by a variety of demographic characteristics. Estimates are produced for Canada, the provinces, the territories and a large number of sub-provincial regions. For employees, data on wage rates, union status, job permanency and establishment size are also produced. These data are used by different levels of government for evaluation and planning of employment programs in Canada. Regional unemployment rates are used by Employment and Social Development Canada to determine eligibility, level and duration of insurance benefits for persons living within a particular employment insurance region. The data are also used by labour market analysts, economists, consultants, planners, forecasters and academics in both the private and public sector.

    Published on: 13 April 2018

    Permanent URL: http://hdl.handle.net/11272/10575

    CARTLIB is a library of the boundary locations of census divisions and census tracts in a format usable by computer mapping programmes. The locations of the boundaries are approximate only, because they are intended solely for graphic display and the shapes have been generalized into polygons of from 3 to 98 sides. Each boundary is defined by the X-Y co-ordinates of each vertex in a clockwise sequence, with the first vertex (the most northern one usually) being repeated at the end. The co-ordinates of the vertices of the census divisions are determined by an arbitrary rectangular grid. Southern Ontario and Quebec are part of an inset of the main map of Canada, at a larger scale. The co-ordinates of the census tract polygons conform to the Universal Transverse Mercator Grid (6 degree zones) as printed on the National Topographical Series of maps. It should be noted, however, that because Calgary and Saint John, N.B. CMAs are located in two UTM zones, the co-ordinates have been converted to the grid of one zone. It is recommended that users first use the base maps at the following scales to get an idea of the best scale for their requirements: .006 for census divisions and .0016 for census tracts (this is the ratio of units on the output map to units in the file). Note: 13 April 2018 Esri shapefiles for Census Tracts were created from the original Esri .e00 interchange format using avcimport from the http://avce00.maptools.org/avce00/ library. The coverages were then transformed into shapefiles using ogr2ogr from http://www.gdal.org/: ogr2ogr -f "Esri Shapefile" {output shapefile directory} {avcimport coverage} Note that this produces a number of shapefiles per coverage file/census tract. Files produced are of the following tiype Suffix Type ARC Line file CNT Point file – polygon centroids LAB Point file – labels PAL Poygon file – areas Accurate projection and geographic accuracy of automatically generated shapefiles is not guaranteed. If positional accuracy is suspect, reproject the shapefiles according to the documentation or work with the orginal .E00 files.

    Published on: 13 April 2018

    Permanent URL: http://hdl.handle.net/11272/KZWBR

    The SSNFs have been produced solely to provide some cartographic reference features when producing thematic maps with the CT Digital Cartographic Files (DCFs). The SSNFs are provided for users who do not require the detail of the Street Network Files from which they were derived. The Skeletal Street Network Files (SSNFs) exist for areas covered by Street Network Files (SNFs) in all 25 census metropolitan areas (CMAs) and the 15 census agglomerations (CAs) which are included in the census tract program. Skeletal Street Network Files (SSNFs) are “thinned-out” sub-sets of the 1996 Street Network Files (SNF) containing major roads and railways (with street names but no address ranges). Generally, roads, streets and railroads forming census tract boundaries were used to create the SSNF. These tend to be major features in urban centres and this systematic rule facilitated the automation of the thinning process. Where a street is identified as a CT boundary, effort was made to include its non-boundary extension for continuity. Some bodies of water were included. Not all features forming CT boundaries were captured in the SSNFs.Note on new file formats January 2018 The original files for this census were the Esri .e00 interchange format files and the Mapinfo format files. Shapefile and geojson format files suitable for use with newer technology were created using GDAL: http://www.gdal.org/ Specifically, files were converted from Mapinfo: ogr2ogr -f {fileformat} {mif or tab input file} {output file} Note that some lengthy field names may be truncated. If you wish to use the original files provided by Statistics Canada, please use either .e00 format or Mapinfo format.

    Published on: 13 April 2018

    Permanent URL: http://hdl.handle.net/11272/YCTAV

    The Street Network Files (SNFs), formerly known as the Area Master Files (AMFs), were first created in the early 1970s as the basis for retrieval of Census data for user-defined geographic areas. More recently, the Street Network Files have also been used in Census data collection, specifically in the delineation of enumeration areas and the automated production of census collection and reference maps. The Street Network Files contain information on visible features such as streets, hydrography, railroad tracks and power lines, and information on invisible (or abstract) features such as municipal and park boundaries. The files also contain attribute information on the features (for example, street and hydrographic names and address ranges for streets with assigned addresses). The 1996 Street Network Files (SNFs) are available as standard products for 50 urban centres: 25 census metropolitan areas (CMAs), 18 census agglomerations (CAs), and Seven census subdivisions (CSDs) outside CMA/CA areas. Street Network Files provide full digital coverage for 23 urban centres and partial coverage for 27. In total, 344 census subdivisions are covered by a Street Network File. These CSDs represent a population of approximately 18 million people or 62% of the total population of Canada. A comprehensive list of CMA/CAs and their component census subdivisions covered by a Street Network File is presented in Appendix D. The 1996 Street Network Files contain street information and address ranges current to Census Day, May 14, 1996.Note on new file formats January 2018 The original files for this census were the Esri .e00 interchange format files and the Mapinfo format files. Shapefile and geojson format files suitable for use with newer technology were created using GDAL: http://www.gdal.org/ Specifically, files were converted from Mapinfo: ogr2ogr -f {fileformat} {mif or tab input file} {output file} Note that some lengthy field names may be truncated. If you wish to use the original files provided by Statistics Canada, please use either .e00 format or Mapinfo format.

    Published on: 12 April 2018

    Permanent URL: http://hdl.handle.net/11272/9HLAO

    The Street Network Files (SNFs), formerly known as the Area Master Files (AMFs), were first created in the early 1970s as the basis for retrieval of Census data for user-defined geographic areas. More recently, the Street Network Files have also been used in Census data collection, specifically in the delineation of enumeration areas and the automated production of census collection and reference maps. The Street Network Files contain information on visible features such as streets, hydrography, railroad tracks and power lines, and information on invisible (or abstract) features such as municipal and park boundaries. The files also contain attribute information on the features (for example, street and hydrographic names and address ranges for streets with assigned addresses). The 1996 Street Network Files (SNFs) are available as standard products for 50 urban centres: 25 census metropolitan areas (CMAs), 18 census agglomerations (CAs), and Seven census subdivisions (CSDs) outside CMA/CA areas. Street Network Files provide full digital coverage for 23 urban centres and partial coverage for 27. In total, 344 census subdivisions are covered by a Street Network File. These CSDs represent a population of approximately 18 million people or 62% of the total population of Canada. A comprehensive list of CMA/CAs and their component census subdivisions covered by a Street Network File is presented in Appendix D. The 1996 Street Network Files contain street information and address ranges current to Census Day, May 14, 1996.Note on new file formats January 2018 The original files for this census were the Esri .e00 interchange format files and the Mapinfo format files. Shapefile and geojson format files suitable for use with newer technology were created using GDAL: http://www.gdal.org/ Specifically, files were converted from Mapinfo: ogr2ogr -f {fileformat} {mif or tab input file} {output file} Note that some lengthy field names may be truncated. If you wish to use the original files provided by Statistics Canada, please use either .e00 format or Mapinfo format.

    Published on: 11 April 2018

    Permanent URL: http://hdl.handle.net/11272/FJSIB

    The 1996 Digital Boundary File (DBF) / Digital Cartographic File (DCF) is a series of products that depict boundaries of standard geography units. Digital Boundary Files portray the official boundaries used for 1996 Census collection and, therefore, often extend as straight lines into bodies of water. In Digital Cartographic Files, these boundaries were modified to follow the coastlines and shorelines on the perimeter of Canada's land mass, including major islands. The Digital Cartographic Files include a separate map layer showing lakes, some rivers and some estuaries. This “water” layer can be used for additional reference purposes when mapping or displaying the boundaries. Boundaries and bodies of water are depicted as polygons. Note on new file formats January 2018 The original files for this census were the Esri .e00 interchange format files and the Mapinfo format files. Shapefile and geojson format files suitable for use with newer technology were created using GDAL: http://www.gdal.org/ Specifically, files were converted from Mapinfo: ogr2ogr -f {fileformat} {mif or tab input file} {output file} Note that some lengthy field names may be truncated. If you wish to use the original files provided by Statistics Canada, please use either .e00 format or Mapinfo format.

    Published on: 06 April 2018

    Permanent URL: http://hdl.handle.net/11272/1BJTR