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This data resource shows all Canadian census boundaries for the years 1996, 2001, 2006 and 2011. These coverages are provided by Statistics Canada, and are available for Canada, Ontario, and the Region of Waterloo/local area. Census boundaries are available (in decreasing geographic size); Federal Electoral District, Census Metropolitan Area, Census Division, Census Subdivision, Census Tract, Census Dissemination Area and Census Dissemination Block.
Dissemination Block Census Boundaries are only available for 2006 and 2011.
These data sets are available in geographic (lat/long) co-ordinates; horizontal datum is NAD 83. These data are stored as Esri shapefiles. Other data formats can be accommodated, as the Geospatial Centre has access to a number of conversion utilities.
In order to access these data sets, please visit the Geospatial Centre Reference Desk during reference hours. Library reference staff are available to provide further information about these data sets and to deliver data upon request. Under the terms of the Library's license agreement, these data sets are for use by students, faculty, and staff at the University of Waterloo only.
There are public workstations in the Geospatial Centre that provide access to GIS software, program extensions and data manipulation utilities. Patrons may use the GIS software in the library to view and manipulate the data. UW faculty, students and staff may copy these data to other media (Zip disk or CD-R) for use elsewhere.
These data may be exported from the GIS software as a bitmapped image (e.g., jpg) or may be printed as a map view using one of the library's colour printers.
This material is provided for academic, research, teaching, and personal use only. A data release agreement must be signed before the data is delivered. Statistics Canada should be acknowledged on any derivative product, such as a map or an image.
Statistics Canada Census Boundaries [computer file]. Ottawa, Ontario: Statistics Canada, .