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(This may already have been covered somewhere - if so, direct me to the appopriate thread.)

I'm looking for a listing or shapefile of populated places in Canada, ideally with population figures attached. Statistics Canada tends to lump communities (i.e. ones without a unique governing body) together, according to municipality. I'm looking for a listing of all communities - so, for example, not just Ottawa but Ottawa, Nepean, Stittsville, Gloucester, etc, all of which are part of the municipality of Ottawa. Any idea where I could get this?

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Just a quick note: I'm looking in to this for you. I have a friend who is Canadian and works in GIS. No promises though since he works in the States, but he may have a clue...
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Hi All-
Has anyone had any luck locating rudy's dataset for Canada? I am interested in the area from Upper Lillooet Park south to the BC border, in particular.
Cheers,
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Have you tried Canada Post?

Hi All-
Has anyone had any luck locating rudy's dataset for Canada? I am interested in the area from Upper Lillooet Park south to the BC border, in particular.
Cheers,
TomR



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Maybe this will help?

(This may already have been covered somewhere - if so, direct me to the appopriate thread.)

I'm looking for a listing or shapefile of populated places in Canada, ideally with population figures attached. Statistics Canada tends to lump communities (i.e. ones without a unique governing body) together, according to municipality. I'm looking for a listing of all communities - so, for example, not just Ottawa but Ottawa, Nepean, Stittsville, Gloucester, etc, all of which are part of the municipality of Ottawa. Any idea where I could get this?



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Thanks for your help. The links provide good leads.

Also, by any chance, do you have any experience with Canadian census polygon data sources?
Cheers,
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We got our Canadian data from GDT, but that was 3 years ago.
I think they merged with TeleAtlas?

Thanks for your help. The links provide good leads.

Also, by any chance, do you have any experience with Canadian census polygon data sources?
Cheers,
Tom



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Thanks for the GDT link. Perhaps this source of urban areas data from the Canadian census will help others:
http://www.statcan.c...?catno=92-164-X

Cheers,
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Canada Government's Geogratis has a 1:1,000,000 populated places layer here. No population figures, but maybe this is a start?

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(This may already have been covered somewhere - if so, direct me to the appopriate thread.)

I'm looking for a listing or shapefile of populated places in Canada, ideally with population figures attached. Statistics Canada tends to lump communities (i.e. ones without a unique governing body) together, according to municipality. I'm looking for a listing of all communities - so, for example, not just Ottawa but Ottawa, Nepean, Stittsville, Gloucester, etc, all of which are part of the municipality of Ottawa. Any idea where I could get this?



Hi

Just wondering if you ever found that populated places file. I'm looking for the same thing.

The ESRI cd has a couple of files called "midcities" and "mjcities" that are close to what you/I want but, for example, the population for the different parts of Ottawa will be for the total of all of Ottawa. This is not Ideal.

If you need these files i could send them to you.

If you found a suitable source, please let me know!

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Thanks for the offer but I already have access to the ESRI data that comes on CD/DVD. The mjrcities is helpful but not as detailed as I'd like. I've looked into a few other options - none of them ideal but they're still workable.

Thanks again for the offer.

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How about Avenza's MAPdataCanada?

There's always the World Gazetteer. National Geographic used it for their Atlas of China.

They have the 200 largest cities in Canada, with their 2001 and 2006 census data, annual growth and position in lat/long.

You could always cross-check some of the cities against what data you have and then decide if this reference is good enough.

You can also download date in kml which can be usefull if you can convert it.

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You can get the same from
http://www.citypopul....de/Canada.html
Although it is not upadated.

How about Avenza's MAPdataCanada?

There's always the World Gazetteer. National Geographic used it for their Atlas of China.

They have the 200 largest cities in Canada, with their 2001 and 2006 census data, annual growth and position in lat/long.

You could always cross-check some of the cities against what data you have and then decide if this reference is good enough.

You can also download date in kml which can be usefull if you can convert it.






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