1996 Population (Ecumene) Census Data, Canada

The parts of Canada making up the 1996 Settled Area, (or Population Ecumene), represents a selection of the 5984 Census Subdivisions (CSD) as defined by Statistics Canada for the 1996 Census. The selection process essentially removes those CSDs with very large areas and/or very low populations. Some of British Columbia's CSD boundaries have been further modified to better conform to the distinctive settlement patterns in the Cordilleran regions. The 1996 Settled Area is an attempt to balance the needs of national scale choropleth mapping with the spatial reality that the majority of Canada's land area contains very few people. The Settled Area represents more than 98% of the Canadian population captured in the 1996 Census of Canada.

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Source ftp://ftp.geogratis.gc.ca/atlas/Population_Ecumene_Census/1996/
Author Government of Canada, Natural Resources Canada, Canada Centre for Remote Sensing, GeoAccess Division, The Atlas of Canada
Maintainer Government of Canada, Natural Resources Canada, Centre for Topographic Information (Sherbrooke)
Version 1996-05-14
Last Updated October 10, 2013, 19:26 (UTC)
Created December 15, 2011, 18:59 (UTC)
department Natural Resources
level_of_government Federal
temporal_coverage-from 1996
temporal_coverage-to 1996
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