Friday, October 14, 2005

Canada Road GIS Data Now Online

Statistics Canada

Canada's national road layers and related datasets are now available for download.

2005 Road Network File - To Download Page - 242MB (shapefile & other formats available)

Road Network File Reference Guide - To Download Page - PDF, 275Kb

It's great to see Canada opening up their GIS data!

How long before we start to see more developers including both Canada & the US in their applications.

The 2005 Road Network File is a digital representation of Canada's national road network, containing information such as street names, type, direction and address ranges. It is now available free of charge.

It is the first official release from the 2006 Census Geography suite of products and services.

The unrestricted use of the file allows you to preview the national road network, which is the source for the creation of geographic units being used to conduct the 2006 Census of Population.

Other applications of this file include: mapping, geo-coding, geographic searching, area delineation, and database maintenance as a source for street names and locations.

The 2005 Road Network File is available for Canada and individual provinces and territories in three formats: ArcINFO®, MapInfo®, and, for the first time, Geography Markup Language.


Post a Comment

<< Home