Wednesday, July 25, 2018

1991 Census Forward Sortation Area - Digital Boundary Files

From the DLI EFTP, I am not able to locate the 1991 census FSA digital boundary files either in the  “/MAD_DLI_IDD_DAM/Root/geo/1991/spatdata/arcinfo/dcf” nor the “/MAD_DLI_IDD_DAM/Root/geo/1991/spatdata/arcinfo/dbf” safes.   Please advise if such files are available and if yes, where should I look.

Answer from DLI Community:
We are working on an inventory and digitization project for these older census boundaries files at UTL/SP. We originally consulted the DLI, OCUL library holdings, STC Geography & Census departments, and were not able to locate a FSA digital boundary file for 1991 at that time.

A potential secondary source has been identified but not scanned, see:

Answer from Subject Matter:
Subject matter has confirmed that officially, no FSA digital boundary files were ever produced for the 1991 Census. For more information on what digital boundary files were produced for the 1991 Census, please see the following StatCan publication: 1991 digital boundary files user guide.

Some sort of Census FSA boundary file may exist, but not a StatCan product (and we can’t speak for what might exist elsewhere in the country, or for non-StatCan products).