Agricultural Ecumene Boundary File

This boundary file delineates areas of significant agricultural activity in Canada as indicated by the 2011 Census of Agriculture. The agricultural ecumene enables users to thematically map data and limits the data display to those areas where agricultural activity is concentrated in Canada. Geographic Information System software is required for creating the thematic maps. Software is not provided with the product.

This product consists of four boundary files: (1) the agricultural ecumene (with both the inside and outside portions), (2) all census divisions in Canada, (3) the provinces and territories, and (4) a hydrographic layer with major water bodies. These boundary files are greatly generalized and are suitable for small-scale mapping only. They are not positionally consistent with either the Census Agricultural Regions Boundary File or any of Geography Division's Cartographic Boundary File products. Please consult the Reference Guide for more information on this product.

Reference Guide (HTML)

ArcGIS® format

The files listed below are self-executable in one zip file. To access these files, download and save the zip file on your computer. Then, click on it to get the files in ArcGIS® (.shp).

Download the zip file to get the following files:

Agricultural ecumene file
Census division boundary file
Province/territory boundary file
Hydrography boundary file

MapInfo® formats

The files listed below are self-executable in one zip file. To access these files, download and save the zip file on your computer. Then, click on it to get the files in MapInfo® (.tab).

Download the zip file to get the following files:

Agricultural ecumene file
Census division boundary file
Province/territory boundary file
Hydrography boundary file

Geography markup language formats

These files are self-executable zip files. To access the files, download and save them on your computer. Then, click on them to get the files in geography markup language (.gml).

Download the zip file to get the following files:

Agricultural ecumene file
Census division boundary file
Province/territory boundary file
Hydrography boundary file

Please note that the boundary files included in this product can only be opened if you have software that can read these files installed on your machine. If you do not have such software, you can download software that can read these files.

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