Forward Sortation Area Boundary File
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The Forward Sortation Area Boundary File depicts the boundaries of forward sortation areas (FSAs) derived from postal codesOM captured from census questionnaires.
The Forward Sortation Area Boundary File is available in two types: digital and cartographic. The digital boundary file depicts the full extent of forward sortation areas, including the coastal water area. The cartographic boundary file depicts forward sortation areas with the shoreline of the major land mass of Canada and its coastal islands. The files provide a framework for mapping and spatial analysis.
©This data includes information copied with permission from Canada Post Corporation.
A reference guide is included (92-179-G).
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|Product:||Forward Sortation Area Boundary File|
|Latest issue:||Census year 2011||Free|
|Release date:||February 5, 2013|
|Subscription:||one year (365 days)||N/A|
|System requirements:||Format: ArcGIS® (.SHP), MapInfo® (.TAB) and Geography Markup Language (.GML).|
The Forward Sortation Area Boundary File is available at the national level only.
The postal codeOM is a six-character code defined and maintained by Canada Post Corporation for the purpose of sorting and delivering mail. The first three characters of the postal codeOM identify the FSA. Individual FSAs are associated with a postal facility from which mail delivery originates. For the census, the postal codeOM is captured for all households from the address information on the front page of the census questionnaire.
census of population, forward sortation areas.
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