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2006 Census: Geospatial data and maps

Documentation - geography products

Geospatial data

These files are also available directly from the Statistics Canada website

Which kind of boundary file do I need? Cartographic boundary files portray the major land mass of Canada and its coastal islands (i.e. the boundaries hug the coastlines). Digital boundary files portray the full extent of the geographic areas, including the coastal water area.

Maps

All Statistics Canada digital maps for 2006 are avaialble on the Statistics Canada website.

Geographic reference products

Geosuite

  • GeoSuite is a software tool for data retrieval, query, and tabular output. GeoSuite allows users to explore the links between all standard levels of geography and to determine geographic codes, names, and population and dwelling counts. GeoSuite includes a dissemination area (DA) reference map listing that facilitates the identification of appropriate DA reference maps.

Correspondence Files

  • Census tracts (CT), 2001-2006. Provides a correlation table between 2001 census tracts and those delineated for 2006, including a flag indicating whether each area is wholy or partially contained in the 2006 area. 
  • Dissemination area (DA)/Dissemination block (DB), 2001-2006. Provides a correlation table between 2001 census DAs and DBs and those delineated for 2006, including a flag indicating whether each area is wholy or partially contained in the 2006 area. 
  • Dissemination area (DA) and Land Area, 2001-2006. Describes the percentage of the 2006 DA's land area within the boundaries of the 2001 DA.

Land Area File

  • FSA land area file. Contains Forward Sortation Area (FSA) codes and size in square km. Derived from the FSA cartographic boundary file by G. Romme, 2008/04/17.

Geographic Attribute File

Additional products

Please contact us if you find any broken links on this page! We also have copies of these files archived at the Map & Data Library.