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Information identified as archived is provided for reference, research or recordkeeping purposes. It is not subject to the Government of Canada Web Standards and has not been altered or updated since it was archived. Please contact us to request a format other than those available.

Road Network File

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

User applications of this file may include mapping, geo-coding, geographic searching, area delineation, and database maintenance as a source for street names and locations. Since statistical activities do not require absolute positional accuracy, relative positional accuracy takes precedence in the Road Network File. As a result, this file is not suitable for engineering applications, emergency dispatching services, surveying or legal applications.

The 2010 Road Network File can be used to replace the 2009 Road Network File. However, the 2010 Road Network File does not replace the 2006 Road Network File, which is a similar product available as part of the 2006 suite of Geography products, and used in conjunction with products and services from the 2006 Census.

A reference guide is included (92-500-GWE)

To download this product to your computer (free), please follow the steps below:

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Please note that a National file is not available in Geography Markup Language (GML) format.

Please note that this product can only be opened if you have software that can read these files installed on your computer. If you do not have such software, you can download software that can read these files. Alternatively, you can also convert these files to other formats that could be read by other software. These file formats may not be accessible by some devices. For more information, please contact us for assistance.

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