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Road Network File, 2015

Released: 2015-05-27

The intercensal 2015 Road Network File is a digital representation of Canada's national road network, containing information such as street names, types and directions as well as address ranges. This file is available as a free download.

The file contains the national road network, which reflects the National Geographic Database road layer content as it existed in March 2015. Applications of this file may include mapping, geocoding, area delineation and database maintenance as a source for street names and locations.

Statistics Canada maintains road network information to support the census and other agency activities where the relative position of road network features is important in maps created for navigation and reference purposes. Therefore, relative positional accuracy takes precedence over absolute positional accuracy. This file is not suitable for engineering applications, emergency dispatching services, surveying or legal applications.

The intercensal 2015 Road Network File does not replace the 2011 Census Road Network File, which is a similar product available as part of the 2011 Census suite of geography products and is used in conjunction with products and services from the 2011 Census.

The intercensal 2015 Road Network File is available for Canada in two formats: ArcGIS®, and Geography Markup Language.

The intercensal 2015 Road Network File (Catalogue number92-500-X) and Road Network File, Reference Guide (Catalogue number92-500-G) are now available in electronic format from the Browse by key resource module of our website under Publications.

Contact information

For more information, or to enquire about the concepts, methods or data quality of this release, contact us (toll-free 1-800-263-1136; 514-283-8300; infostats@statcan.gc.ca) or Media Relations (613-951-4636; statcan.mediahotline-ligneinfomedias.statcan@canada.ca).

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