Dissemination Areas Cartographic Boundary Files (Geography Products: Spatial Information Products, 2001 Census)
Product main pageThe Dissemination Areas Cartographic Boundary File for Canada contains the boundaries of dissemination areas for the 2001 Census. A dissemination area (DA) is a small area composed of one or more neighbouring blocks. DAs cover all of Canada and replace enumeration areas (EAs) as the smallest standard geographic areas for which all census data are disseminated.
Cartographic Boundary Files (CBFs) contain the boundaries of standard geographic areas together with the shoreline around Canada and the larger inland lakes, all integrated in a single layer. 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. A reference guide is included (Catalogue No. 92F0171GIE).
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. CBFs 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 CBFs are positionally consistent with the Road Network Files and Skeletal Road Network Files, which can provide additional geographic context for mapping applications.
Coordinates: Latitude/Longitude (NAD83)
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- CD-ROM (Information on this page is for this format.)
|Product:||Dissemination Areas Cartographic Boundary Files (Geography Products: Spatial Information Products, 2001 Census)|
|Latest issue:||Census year 2001||Free|
|Release date:||October 8, 2002|
|Subscription:||one year (365 days)||N/A|
|System requirements:||Format: ARC/INFO® Interchange and Map/Info® Interchange for Windows|
|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.|
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