Road Network File (RNF), 2016 Census

Coordinate system: 4269 - "NAD83"


The Road Network File is a digital representation of Canada´s national road network, containing information such as major roads, street names, types, directions and address ranges. Address ranges are dwelling-based and occur mainly in large urban centres of Canada. The 2011 Census Road Network File also includes the unique identifier, name and type for each side of a street arc (where applicable) for the following geographic levels: provinces and territories, census subdivisions, census metropolitan areas and census agglomerations. In the 2016 Census Road Network File, streets are ranked according to five levels of detail, suitable for mapping at small to medium scales.

The 2011 Road Network File is available as part of the 2016 suite of Geography products, and used in conjunction with products and services from the 2016 Census.

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