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Census – Road network files

The 2006 Census Road Network and Geographic Attribute File is a digital representation of Canada's national road network, containing information such as street names, types, directions, ranks and address ranges. Also included are the unique identifier, name and type for each side of a street arc (where applicable) for the following geographic levels: provinces and territories, census subdivisions, census metropolitan areas, census agglomerations and census tracts. Streets are ranked according to four levels of detail, suitable for mapping at small to medium scales.

A reference guide, in PDF format, is included within download files.

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Road network files

File name ArcGIS® (.shp) Geography Markup
Language (.gml)
MapInfo® (.tab)
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2006 Census Road Network and Geographic Attribute File
2006 Census Road Network File ...


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