Friday, October 15, 2010

Levels of Access to Data


Could someone please remind me of the levels of access to data on the STC website? I know (or think I know) there are essentially three (open and unrestricted, DLI, and STC only) but I forget how to tell, while on campus, which tables will not be accessible from off-campus if not logged in to our proxy server. I think it's the level of geographic detail that is the deciding factor, but I can never remember what that is (nor can I find such an explanation anywhere on the STC website). Could someone please enlighten me?


If you go to the 2006 topic-based tabulations (ex.,97154&S=0&SHOWALL=0&SUB=0&Temporal=2006&THEME=73&VID=0&VNAMEE=&VNAMEF=) and click on Detailed results link, the access level for each table on the page will appear.

  • Tables labelled Level=Public are freely accessible to everyone on the StatCan website

  • Tables labelled Level=Partner are available through the DSP and the DLI via the StatCan website (IP recognition is used to grant access)

  • Tables labelled Level=Restricted are available through the DLI and stored on our FTP site (these include Dissemination Area level tables and Commutting flow tables)

I hope that this answers your question. Please don't hesitate to let me know if you need further clarification.

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