Dictionary, Census of Population, 2016
Geography

Release date: November 16, 2016 Updated on: February 8, 2017

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Introduction to the geography universe

A

Adjusted counts
Aggregate dissemination area (ADA)

B

Blockface

C

Cartographic boundary files (CBFs)
Census agglomeration (CA)
Census agricultural region (CAR)
Census consolidated subdivision (CCS)
Census division (CD)
Census metropolitan area (CMA) and census agglomeration (CA)
Census metropolitan influenced zone (MIZ)
Census subdivision – previous census
Census subdivision (CSD)
Census tract (CT)
Coordinate system
Core, fringe and rural area

D

Datum
Designated place (DPL)
Digital boundary files (DBFs)
Dissemination area (DA)
Dissemination block (DB)

E

Economic region (ER)
Ecumene

F

Federal electoral district (FED)
Forward sortation area (FSA)©

G

Geocoding
Geographic code
Geographic reference date
Geographical region of Canada

H

I

J

K

L

Land area

M

Map projection

N

National Geographic Database (NGD)

O

P

Place name (PN)
Population centre (POPCTR)
Population density
Postal codeOM
Province or territory

Q

R

Reference map
Representative point
Road network file (RNF)
Rural area (RA)

S

Spatial Data Infrastructure (SDI)
Spatial data quality elements
Standard Geographical Classification (SGC)
Statistical Area Classification (SAC)

T

Thematic map

U

V

W

X

Y

Z

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