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Add shapefiles for provinces of Canada

Created on Friday 16 April 2021, 10:25

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  • ID
  • Project
    Metabolism of Cities Data Hub
  • Status
  • Priority
  • Type
    Upload Data
  • Tags
    Data Hub Priority Plan 2021 Multi-scale integration
  • Assigned to
    Gerardo Ezequiel
  • Subscribers
    Carolin Bellstedt
    Gerardo Ezequiel
    Paul Hoekman

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The goal of this task is to find the shapefiles of the provinces of Canada and add it to the Data Hub. It should be open source and not copyrighted, so that we can use it.

Once you've located it, please upload them to Metro Vancouver (one of our flagship cities) and tag it with "administrative boundaries".

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Task was assigned to Gerardo Ezequiel

Status change: Open → In Progress

Boundary Files, 2016 Census. Statistics Canada Catalogue no. 92-160-X.

PCS Lambert Conformal Conic

Province' and 'territory' refer to the major political units of Canada. From a statistical point of view, province and territory are basic areas for which data are tabulated. Canada is divided into 10 provinces and 3 territories.

Statistics Canada uses standard codes and abbreviations to represent provinces and territories. The two-digit code that uniquely identifies each province/territory is based on the Standard Geographical Classification (SGC). The code is assigned from east to west. The first digit represents the geographical region of Canada in which the province/territory is located and the second digit denotes one of the 10 provinces and 3 territories.

Status change: In Progress → Completed

Superb Gerardo, many thanks!!

Please note that the idea is to upload them to the data portal - but I saw you already did that here. So that is perfect. When closing the task it is then enough to link to the uploaded item in the data hub - no need to upload the files themselves here.

Thanks for uploading -- shapefile preview looks great!