Census Agricultural Regions Boundary File for the 2001 Census of Agriculture
Product main pageThis Cartographic Boundary File for Canada contains the boundaries of all 82 census agricultural regions delineated for the 2001 Census of Agriculture together with the shoreline around Canada and the larger inland lakes, all integrated in a single layer. The boundary file coordinates are latitude/longitude and are based on the North American Datum of 1983 (NAD83). The file is available in both ARC/INFO Interchange and MapInfo Interchange formats and a reference guide is also provided.
Cartographic Boundary Files can be used with Census of Population, Census of Agriculture or other Statistics Canada data for data analysis and thematic mapping (with appropriate software). Geographic codes provide the linkage between the statistical data and the geographic area boundaries.
Cartographic Boundary Files can also be used to create new geographic areas by aggregating standard geographic areas, and for other data manipulations available with the user's software. The Cartographic Boundary Files are positionally consistent with the Road Network Files and Skeletal Road Network Files, which can provide additional geographic context for mapping applications.
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|Product:||Census Agricultural Regions Boundary File for the 2001 Census of Agriculture|
|Frequency:||Every 5 years|
|Latest issue:||Census year 2001||$100.00|
|Release date:||May 29, 2003|
|Subscription:||one year (365 days)||N/A|
|System requirements:||Formats: MapInfo Interchange and ARC/INFO Interchange |
Geographic Information System software is required for creating the thematic maps. Software is not provided with the product; www.geogratis.gc.ca provides links to software that allows users to view and map the data.
|Shipping charges:||No shipping charges for delivery in Canada. For shipments to the United States, $6 per issue or item ordered. For shipments to other countries, $10 per issue or per item ordered. Annual frequency = 1, Quarterly frequency = 4, Monthly frequency = 12.|
A census agricultural region (CAR) is a sub-provincial geographic area used primarily by the Census of Agriculture for disseminating agricultural statistics. In most provinces, census agricultural regions are usually composed of groups of adjacent census divisions. The exceptions are in Saskatchewan, where census agricultural regions are made up of groups of adjacent census consolidated subdivisions which do not necessarily respect census division boundaries, and in Prince Edward Island, where for the purpose of disseminating statistical data, each of the three existing census divisions (counties) is treated as a census agricultural region. Census agricultural regions are not defined in Yukon Territory, the Northwest Territories or Nunavut. In the Prairie provinces, census agricultural regions are commonly referred to as crop districts.
geographic areas, geographic information systems, mapping, reference maps.
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