Cartographic Boundary Files (CBF), 1971 Census

Coordinate system: 4269 - "NAD83"


This data series contains the geographic digital boundary files produced by Statistics Canada for the 1971 census. This includes the following datasets:

  • Census Tracts (CT)
  • Census Metropolitan Areas (CMA)

The original data files are from the Data Liberation Initiative (DLI), a Statistics Canada program that provides data to academic institutions in Canada. The original files have been converted from the Arcinfo Interchange E00 file format (.e00) or the MapInfo TAB file format (.tab) into a shapefile format (.shp), as part of a data migration project to enhance the spatial use of the data. The original data files, and other supporting files and documentation, are available as additional downloads from Scholars GeoPortal.

In some cases data were acquired from the Map and Data Library, University of Toronto because they were of better quality and completeness than equivalents available through Statistics Canada.

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