The Canadian Ecumene (CanEcumene) 2.0 GIS Database

The Canadian Ecumene (CanEcumene) 2.0 GIS Database “Ecumene” is a term used by geographers, meaning “inhabited lands.” Populated places in the ecumene database are referenced using natural boundaries, as opposed to administrative or census boundaries, and provide a more suitable means for integrating socio-economic data with ecological and environmental data in a region. The Canadian Ecumene Database Vers. 2.0 includes the custom boundaries for more than 4,200 populated areas across Canada, many of which were derived from remote-sensing “night-lights” imagery. Each ecumene place has a corresponding set of attributes pertaining to place name, province, ecozone, indigenous communities, and other descriptive information, as well as an initial custom set of demographic and labour force variables derived from Statistics Canada Census and National Household Survey data for 2001, 2006, 2011 and 2016. A number of additional layers are also included that map the 'extents' of the Ecumene in different ways, using transportation and utility networks, nightlights imagery, and population density. Provided layer: The Canadian Ecumene (CanEcumene) 2.0 GIS Database Database Citation: Eddy, B.G., Muggridge, M., LeBlanc, R., Osmond, J., Kean, C., and Boyd, E. 2020. The CanEcumene 2.0 GIS Database. Federal Geospatial Platform (FGP), Natural Resources Canada. https://open.canada.ca/data/en/dataset/3f599fcb-8d77-4dbb-8b1e-d3f27f932a4b Methods Publication Citation: Eddy B, Muggridge M, LeBlanc R, Osmond J, Kean C, Boyd E (2020) An Ecological Approach for Mapping Socio-Economic Data in Support of Ecosystems Analysis: Examples in Mapping Canada’s Forest Ecumene. One Ecosystem 5: e55881. https://doi.org/10.3897/oneeco.5.e55881 2021-11-12 Natural Resources Canada briang.eddy@canada.ca Nature and Environmentecumene; populated places; indigenous communities; census; labour force; socio-economic; demographic; ecosystemsSocioeconomic dataEcosystemsCensus dataPopulationDemographic mapsIndigenous peoplesDemographic dataPopulation distribution 05. CanEcumene-V2 - Shape Files (SHP)SHP https://ftp.maps.canada.ca/pub/nrcan_rncan/Forestry-industry_Industrie-forestiere/CanEcumene/V2-Shapefiles 06. CanEcumene-V2 - Raster Files (GeOTIFF)TIFF https://ftp.maps.canada.ca/pub/nrcan_rncan/Forestry-industry_Industrie-forestiere/CanEcumene/V2-Tiff 03. CanEcumene-V2 - MXD - FRMXD https://ftp.maps.canada.ca/pub/nrcan_rncan/Forestry-industry_Industrie-forestiere/CanEcumene/CanEcumeneV2_fr.mxd 07. CanEcumene-V2 - Google Earth (KML)KML https://ftp.maps.canada.ca/pub/nrcan_rncan/Forestry-industry_Industrie-forestiere/CanEcumene/V2-Kml 08. CanEcumene-V2 - ESRI REST - ENESRI REST https://webservices.maps.canada.ca/arcgis/rest/services/NRCan/CanEcumeneV2_en/MapServer 09. CanEcumene-V2 - ESRI REST - FRESRI REST https://webservices.maps.canada.ca/arcgis/rest/services/NRCan/CanEcumeneV2_fr/MapServer 02. CanEcumene-V2 - MXD - ENMXD https://ftp.maps.canada.ca/pub/nrcan_rncan/Forestry-industry_Industrie-forestiere/CanEcumene/CanEcumeneV2_en.mxd 04. CanEcumene-V2 - GDB/FGDBFGDB/GDB https://ftp.maps.canada.ca/pub/nrcan_rncan/Forestry-industry_Industrie-forestiere/CanEcumene/CanEcumene-V2X.gdb.zip 01. CanEcumene-V2 - Technical Reference (PDF)PDF https://ftp.maps.canada.ca/pub/nrcan_rncan/Forestry-industry_Industrie-forestiere/CanEcumene/CanEcumeneTechnicalReferenceVers2.0X.pdf 10. CanEcumene-V2 - WMS - ENWMS https://webservices.maps.canada.ca/arcgis/services/NRCan/CanEcumeneV2_en/MapServer/WMSServer?request=GetCapabilities&service=WMS&version=1.3.0&layers=0&legend_format=image%2Fpng&feature_info_type=text%2Fhtml 11. CanEcumene-V2 - WMS - FRWMS https://webservices.maps.canada.ca/arcgis/services/NRCan/CanEcumeneV2_fr/MapServer/WMSServer?request=GetCapabilities&service=WMS&version=1.3.0&layers=0&legend_format=image%2Fpng&feature_info_type=text%2Fhtml

“Ecumene” is a term used by geographers, meaning “inhabited lands.” Populated places in the ecumene database are referenced using natural boundaries, as opposed to administrative or census boundaries, and provide a more suitable means for integrating socio-economic data with ecological and environmental data in a region.

The Canadian Ecumene Database Vers. 2.0 includes the custom boundaries for more than 4,200 populated areas across Canada, many of which were derived from remote-sensing “night-lights” imagery. Each ecumene place has a corresponding set of attributes pertaining to place name, province, ecozone, indigenous communities, and other descriptive information, as well as an initial custom set of demographic and labour force variables derived from Statistics Canada Census and National Household Survey data for 2001, 2006, 2011 and 2016. A number of additional layers are also included that map the 'extents' of the Ecumene in different ways, using transportation and utility networks, nightlights imagery, and population density.

Provided layer: The Canadian Ecumene (CanEcumene) 2.0 GIS Database

Database Citation:

Eddy, B.G., Muggridge, M., LeBlanc, R., Osmond, J., Kean, C., and Boyd, E. 2020. The CanEcumene 2.0 GIS Database. Federal Geospatial Platform (FGP), Natural Resources Canada. https://open.canada.ca/data/en/dataset/3f599fcb-8d77-4dbb-8b1e-d3f27f932a4b

Methods Publication Citation:

Eddy B, Muggridge M, LeBlanc R, Osmond J, Kean C, Boyd E (2020) An Ecological Approach for Mapping Socio-Economic Data in Support of Ecosystems Analysis: Examples in Mapping Canada’s Forest Ecumene. One Ecosystem 5: e55881. https://doi.org/10.3897/oneeco.5.e55881

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