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National Scale Frameworks Populated Places, Canada
Entry ID: Canada_GeoGratis_NatlFraPopPlac


Summary
Abstract: Atlas of Canada National Frameworks data are standardized national coverages of
commonly used geospatial data sets at the 1:1 000 000 scale. A variety of
framework layers (e.g. hydrology, roads, railways, populated places) have been
integrated so that their relative positions are correct. Hydrology (which
includes coastline) is the base layer to which all others are fitted. In
addition, the Atlas of Canada National Frameworks collection forms a base to
which an increasing number of national scale thematic frameworks from other
Federal Government agencies are integrated (e.g. ecological regions, census
subdivisions).

National Scale Frameworks Populated Places, Canada is a selection of named
populated places suitable for use at a scale of 1:1 000 000. The points have
been fitted to other National Scale Frameworks layers. Therefore, points
represent the approximate locations of places relative to these other layers.

A subset of data from the Canadian Geographical Names Data Base (CGNDB) were
used. The CGNDB is maintained by the Names Section of the Centre for
Topographic Information (Government of Canada, Natural Resources Canada). The
selection of features was based on population size, historical significance and
noteworthiness. Cartographic considerations were also taken into account.The
Atlas of Canada National Scale Frameworks are a set of integrated base map
layers which form part of a larger National Scale Frameworks data collection.
These data have been compiled at a scale of 1:1 000 000 with the primary goal
being to indicate correct relative positioning with other framework layers
rather than absolute positional accuracy.
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Direct Spatial Reference: Point
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Geodetic Model:
Horizontal Datum Name: North American Datum of 1983
Ellipsoid Name: Geodetic Reference System 80
Semi-major Axis: 6378137.000000
Denominator of Flattening Ratio: 298.257222

Related URL
Link: View Related Information
Description: GeoConnections Discovery Portal. Canada's IDN Node.


Link: View Related Information

Geographic Coverage
 N: 82.52318 S: 35.942677  E: -12.548849  W: -172.5571

Data Set Citation
Dataset Creator: Government of Canada, Natural Resources Canada, Canada Centre for Remote Sensing, The Atlas of Canada
Dataset Title: National Scale Frameworks Populated Places, Canada
Dataset Series Name: Atlas Frameworks
Dataset Release Date: 2003
Dataset Release Place: Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Dataset Publisher: Government of Canada
Online Resource: http://geogratis.cgdi.gc.ca/geogratis/en/index.html


Location Keywords
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > CANADA
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > CANADA > ALBERTA
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > CANADA > BRITISH COLUMBIA
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > CANADA > MANITOBA
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > CANADA > NEW BRUNSWICK
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > CANADA > NEWFOUNDLAND AND LABRADOR
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > CANADA > NORTHWEST TERRITORIES
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > CANADA > NOVA SCOTIA
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > CANADA > NUNAVUT
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > CANADA > ONTARIO
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > CANADA > PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > CANADA > QUEBEC
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > CANADA > SASKATCHEWAN
GEOGRAPHIC REGION > ARCTIC
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA
GEOGRAPHIC REGION > MID-LATITUDE
GEOGRAPHIC REGION > NORTHERN HEMISPHERE
GEOGRAPHIC REGION > POLAR
GEOGRAPHIC REGION > WESTERN HEMISPHERE


Science Keywords
HUMAN DIMENSIONS >POPULATION >POPULATION DISTRIBUTION    [Definition]


ISO Topic Category
SOCIETY


Quality
All attribute data have been maintained as obtained from the Canadian
Geographical Names Data Base (CGNDB) source.Data were derived from CGNDB
feature names point location data. There are 337258 named point locations
contained in the CGNDB. This selection of 3551 points represents approximately
1% of the total available data. Points were selected using criteria such as
population size, historical significance and noteworthiness. Cartographic
considerations were also a major consideration in the selection process,
primarily to ensure name labels did not overlap excessively. In cases of
overlap, the importance criteria noted above were used to determine which
places would be included in the data set at the intended comparable hardcopy
scale of 1:1 000 000.


Access Constraints
None


Use Constraints
Licensing information located at http://geogratis.cgdi.gc.ca/e_license.html None


Keywords
GCMD
city
human settlement
rural settlement
urban settlement
village


Data Set Progress
COMPLETE


Data Center
GeoAccess Division, Canada Centre for Remote Sensing, Geomatics Canada, Earth Sciences Sector, Natural Resources Canada    [Information]
Data Center URL: http://geogratis.cgdi.gc.ca/
Dataset ID: Downloadable Data

Data Center Personnel
Name: GEOGRATIS CLIENT SERVICES
Fax: +01-613-947-2410
Email: info at GeoGratis.cgdi.gc.ca
Contact Address:
615 Booth Street, Room 650
City: Ottawa
Province or State: Ontario
Postal Code: K1A 0E9
Country: Canada



Distribution
Fees: Gratuit-Free


Personnel
ATLAS OF CANADA CLIENT SERVICES
Role: DIF AUTHOR
Fax: +01-613-947-2410
Email: info at atlas.gc.ca
Contact Address:
Government of Canada, Natural Resources Canada, Canada
Centre for Remote Sensing, GeoAccess Division, The Atlas of Canada
615 Booth Street, Room 650
City: Ottawa
Province or State: Ontario
Postal Code: K1A 0E9
Country: Canada


ATLAS OF CANADA CLIENT SERVICES
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Fax: +01-613-947-2410
Email: info at atlas.gc.ca
Contact Address:
Government of Canada, Natural Resources Canada, Canada
Centre for Remote Sensing, GeoAccess Division, The Atlas of Canada
615 Booth Street, Room 650
City: Ottawa
Province or State: Ontario
Postal Code: K1A 0E9
Country: Canada


Extended Metadata Properties
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2003-04-30
Last DIF Revision Date: 2017-08-24
Future DIF Review Date: 2005-07-09



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