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Canada Census: Geographic Data
Census 1981

Census 1981: Geographic Files - Data Formats and Documentation

  • The supporting user guides are made available courtesy of University of Toronto - Data Library Service.
  • They are in plain-text format (extension .txt) and in Adobe Acrobat format (extension .pdf).
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      • Digital Cartographic Library
        • The Digital Cartographic Library is a library of computer files of standard Census divisions. Each file includes geostatistical area boundaries.
        • The downloadable files are compressed into PKZIP® files (extension .ZIP) and contain data in ARC/Info® and MapInfo® format.
        • User Guide
      • Data Quality Statement on Digital Boundary File: Census Subdivision (CSD)
        • Information considering the processes required to create the 1981 Census Subdivision (CDS) Digital Boundary File (DBF).
        • User Guide