Friday, September 17, 2010

Dissemination Areas (DAs) Representative Points


There is a researcher here who is looking for the Dissemination Area Representative Point File (2006). Is this a file that is available to us through DLI? I have not been successful in locating it on the Statistics Canada website. (I think the file might be in GIS shapefile format, but perhaps it's an ASCII file.)


Our geography consultants have indicated that the dissemination area representative points are available in GeoSuite 2006 ( -- available through the DLI). Here are the detailed instructions they provided:

"The DA Rep Points can be extracted using GeoSuite 2006.
Select Name Search
Select Level: CAN (Canada)
Click Next
Select DA (Dissemination Area)
Choose DAuid, DAlat, DAlong
Click Next - table will appear
Tools > Export"

I hope that this information is helpful. Please don't hesitate to contact me if you have any questions or if this isn't what the researcher needs.

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