The most up-to-date Canadian road network file data for business analysis and decision support!
Great for sales planning, expansion and contraction decisions and target marketing. The Road Network File (RNF) can be used with Geographic Information System (GIS) applications to display road network, address ranges and geographic area correspondence. Geographic area identifiers permit linkage of statistical data to the geographic areas identified in the RNF.
The RNF is comprised of street arcs depicting the national road network and includes attribute information such as street arc unique identifier, name, type, direction, address range, rank and class (where available). As well, the unique identifier, name and type for each side of a street arc are included at the province/territory, census subdivision and census metropolitan area geographic levels.
The National Geographic Database (NGD) is a joint Statistics Canada-Elections Canada initiative to develop and maintain a national road network database which serves the needs of both organizations. The native file used for the creation of the RNF resides on Statistic Canada's Spatial Data Infrastructure and was derived directly from data stored in the NGD environment. The 2011 Census RNF includes updates that were made from the following provincially-sourced data: Digital Road Atlas (DRA) in British Columbia, Ontario Road Network (ORN) in six census divisions in Ontario (Halton, Hamilton, Ottawa, Peel, Toronto and Waterloo). Yukon, Northwest Territories and Nunavut now contain updated territory-sourced data. The result of this effort is improved positional accuracy.