Maps, Data, GIS
The January 2006 Postal code conversion file (PCCF) - 92F0153UCE and the Postal codes by federal riding file (PCFRF) (2003 Representation Order) - 92F0193UCB are now available. Both the PCCF and PCFRF reflect postal code data from the Canada Post Corporation up to and including October 2005.
The PCCF will again contain the Federal Electoral Districts for both the 1996 and 2003 Representation Orders.
A provisional map of the 39th Federal Election of Canada is now available on the web in two formats. Those interested can view a map in PDF format produced by Elections Canada or an interactive map from The Atlas of Canada. The Atlas of Canada web site also offers interactive maps of the previous two elections for comparison.
The U.S. Census Bureau's American FactFinder has been recently updated with new features. You can now search for data by race, ethnic, or ancestry group, select topics from the People, Housing, and Business and Government Menus, or choose data by industry. For a complete list of features, please visit here.
Natural Resources Canada has recently announced the intention to make all topographic data available over the Internet and to eliminate the production of paper topographic maps. David Haywood, an aquatic biologist and environmental consultant in Calgary, has written an interesting article about the potential impacts of this decision for libraries and for citizens.
The Statistics Canada website just introduced a new and improved "browse by subject" feature. This allows you to choose a subject and browse relevant Statistics Canada Publications. Check it out at www.statcan.ca.