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Canada Census: Geographic Data
Census 1996
 
 
 

Census 1996: Geographic Files - Data Formats and Documentation

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      • Block face data file (BFDF)
        • The 1996 Block-Face Data Files are available in ASCII format (.TXT).
        • User Guide (35 pages)
           
      • Correspondances file between 96Eas (Representation Order 1987) and 96FED (Representation Order 1996)
      • Digital Boundary File (DBF)
        • All Digital Boundary Files are available in ARC/INFO® EXPORT and in MapInfo® Version 4.0 for Windows format.
        • The coordinates are in latitude/longitude.
        • User Guide (95 pages)
           
      • Digital Cartographic File (DCF)
        • All Digital Cartographic Files are available in ARC/INFO® EXPORT and in MapInfo® Version 4.0 for Windows format.
        • The coordinates are in latitude/longitude.
        • User Guide (95 pages)
           
      • Postal Code Conversion File (PCCF)
        • The PCCF does not include any software or instructions on how to use the product within specific Geographical Information Systems (GIS) or mapping packages.
      • Postal Code Population Weight File (PCPWF)
        • The Postal Code Population Weight File is a flat ASCII file and does not include any software.
        • User Guide (18 pages)
           
      • Postal Codes by Federal Ridings File (1996 Representation Order) (PCFRF)
      • Street Network and Feature Extension Files (SNFEF)
        • All 1996 Street Network Files and Street Network and Feature Extension Files are available in two formats: ARC/INFO® EXPORT format and MapInfo® for Windows®.
        • The coordinates are in latitude and longitude NAD 27.
        • The file extension of the ARC/INFO® EXPORT files is E00. The file extensions for the MapInfo® files are TAB, DAT, ID and MAP.
        • User Guide (75 pages)
           
      • Street Network Files and Street Network and Feature Extension Files (SNF&SNFEF)
        • All 1996 Street Network Files and Street Network and Feature Extension Files are available in two formats: ARC/INFO® EXPORT format and MapInfo® for Windows®.
        • The coordinates are in latitude and longitude NAD 27.
        • The file extension of the ARC/INFO® EXPORT files is E00.  The file extensions for the MapInfo® files are TAB, DAT, ID and MAP.
        • User Guide (73 pages)
           
      • Skeletal Street Network Files (SSNF)
        • All 1996 Skeletal Street Network Files are available in two formats: ARC/INFO® EXPORT format and MapInfo® for Windows®.
        • The coordinates are in NAD 27 latitude/longitude.
        • The file extension of the ARC/INFO® EXPORT files is E00. The files extensions for the MapInfo® files are TAB, DAT, ID, IND and MAP.
        • User Guide (36 pages)