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Canada Forward Sortation Areas (FSAs) Postal Code GIS Shapefiles




These ArcGIS shapefiles work with the free ArcExplorer GIS viewer, ArcView GIS, ArcGIS, Maptitude, Mapinfo, Manifold, TatukGIS and many other commercial GIS and mapping programs and many free GIS programs as well and they're much less costly than most others. Use our free Learn2Map GIS Tutorial and Atlas to add streets, highways, census information and much more to your maps for free. We have included free national level base maps with each map archive listed below. Also, check our free GIS software and free GIS ArcGIS shapefiles pages for more information and free ArcGIS shapefiles. If you are new to GIS, check out our free Learn2Map GIS Tutorial and Atlas.




Shapefile Description

These shapefiles are derived from the Canadian Forward Sortation Areas (FSAs) Data. FSAs in Canada are similar to zip codes in the U.S. There are over 1,600 FSAs in all of Canada's provinces and territories.

The population and dwelling counts for a forward sortation area (FSA) are based on the first three characters of the postal codes captured from the first page of the Census questionnaire. The same postal code was assigned to all members of a given household to allow for the calculation of population counts.

You can learn more about FSAs at Canada's official website.

You can also download a more detailed PDF document about the Candian FSA postal codes.

Save! The cost for each shapefile separately is $67. If you are purchasing more than a few of these shapefiles, consider purchasing the Western Canada group or the Eastern Canada group (or both!). Each group is $199 and will save you over $100.

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Shapefiles on this page: Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, Newfoundland Labrador, New Brunswick, Ontario, Quebec, Saskatchewan, (Group1) Yukon Territory - Northwest Territories - Nunavut, (Group2) Prince Edward Island - Nova Scotia, All

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Western Canada FSA shapfiles group includes: Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Group 1 (Northwest Territories, Nunavut, Yukon Territory).

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Eastern Canada FSA shapfiles group includes: New Brunswick, Newfoundland Labrador, Ontario, Quebec, Group 2 (Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island).

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A Note About How Your GIS Maps Will Look

The image on this page is an example of how these shapefiles may look when loaded into a GIS program. Your GIS maps may not look exactly like this. Each GIS program is different. Shapefiles themselves are a collection of points, lines or polygons. They have no attributes. It is up to you, the user, to define colors, line width, symbols and other attributes within the limits and capabilities of the GIS programs you are using.

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The shapefiles on this page are copyrighted as follows. Copyright © 2012 Michael R. Meuser, All Rights Reserved. You may use these shapefiles in any GIS project or to make maps. You may not create copies of the shapefiles for the use of others whether for personal or commercial use. You may not resell the shapefiles. If you require multiple copies of the same shapefile, please contact Mike at mike@mapcruzin.com. Thank You.

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Specifically, we were able to map 2,176,280 data point records from the latest GNIS data. We were not able to map 69,207 records because they lacked the necessary longitude and latitude. What this means is that we were able to convert 96.82% of the data into shapefiles while we were not able to convert 3.8% of the data. Those records not mapped are available to you in the following formats: Open Office Calc, MS Excel and DBF.

Generally, the geodata and shapefiles found at MapCruzin.com may come from a variety of government, non-governmental and self-reporting private sources. While we try to assure the accuracy of this material, we cannot promise that it is absolutely accurate. We do promise that using the map layer will be fun, entertaining or educational - possibly even frustrating. Beyond this, we make no guarantee as to its suitability for any purpose. We assume no liability or responsibility for errors or inaccuracies. Please understand that you download and use these map layers and data at your own risk.

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