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Road Network and Geographic Attribute File

The Road Network and Geographic Attribute File is a digital representation of Canada's national road network, containing information such as street name, type, direction, address range and road rank. Address ranges are largely dwelling-based and occur mainly in urban centres of Canada. Also included on each side of every road arc are identification names and codes for the following levels of geography: Province/territory, Census Subdivision, Census Metropolitan Area, Census Agglomeration and Census Tract.

Roads are ranked according to four levels of detail, suitable for mapping at small to medium scales. The Road Network and Geographic Attribute File provides cartographic reference features in the production of thematic maps using the 2006 Census Boundary Files. The positional accuracy of the Road Network and Geographic Attribute File does not support cadastral, surveying, digitizing or engineering applications.

A reference guide is available for the Road Network and Geographic Attribute File(92-155-GWE).

To download one or many files online, please select from the list of provinces below. To download these files for custom areas (user defined areas), please Contact us.

Step 1: Please select the province/territory


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