Themes or Categories of the Resource: transportation
Exit, Exit Number, Exit Direction, Highway Exit
Roads, Highways, Réseau routier
Continent > North America > Canada
To create a nation-wide point based layer consisting all highway exit numbers to enhance the CanMap Streetfiles and CanMap Routelogistics products.
Dataset Language: eng; CAN
Update Frequency: quarterly
Spatial Representation Type: vector
Native Dataset Environment: Microsoft Windows 2000 Version 5.2 (Build 3790) Service Pack 2; ESRI ArcCatalog 126.96.36.1990
West Longitude: -125.010329
East Longitude: -52.729439
North Latitude: 53.344408
South Latitude: 42.233021
Exit sourcing is only available for the provinces of British Columbia, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Ontario and Quebec. Only a certain number of the highways, usually carto 1 designations, have exit numbers associated with them. There are approximately 2900 exit points across Canada. Exit number information was compiled from paper maps and publications printed by various transportation sources. Information such as exit numbers and source IDs were recorded from these sources. The Exit layer is comprised of label points that are associated with specific intersections as outlined by all available sources. These points were snapped into location, using the CanMap street files as a backdrop, to indicate the meeting point of the three or more line segments at that intersection – usually where an off ramp and highway meet.