Street Network File (SNF), 1986 Census

Coordinate system: 4269 - "NAD83"


The Street Network File (SNF) contains all the roads in urban areas across Canada used for reference for the 1986 census

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 data is stored in Area Master Files (AMF), an ASCII text file format (.txt) dataset which defines street networks, physical features, and cultural points in specific geographic areas. For viewing in Scholars GeoPortal, the street geometry and attribute information in the AMF was parsed and then converted into Shapefile format. The original data files, and other supporting files and documentation, are available as additional downloads from Scholars GeoPortal.

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