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 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.
Provided layer: The Canadian Ecumene (CanEcumene) 2.0 GIS Database
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/en/open-maps.
- Publisher - Current Organization Name: Natural Resources Canada
- Licence: Open Government Licence - Canada
|Resource Name||Resource Type||Format||Language||Links|
|CanEcumene 2.0 Geodatabase||Guide||MXD||French||Access|
|The Canadian Ecumene GIS (Geographic Information System) Database (English)||Dataset||KML||English||Access|
|The Canadian Ecumene GIS (Geographic Information System) Database (French)||Dataset||KML||French||Access|
|CanEcumene 2.0 Geodatabase||Web Service||ESRI REST||English||Access|
|CanEcumene 2.0 Geodatabase||Web Service||ESRI REST||French||Access|
|CanEcumene 2.0 Geodatabase||Guide||MXD||English||Access|
|CanEcumene 2.0 Geodatabase||Dataset||FGDB/GDB||
|CanEcumene 2.0 Technical Reference||Guide||English||Access|
|CanEcumene 2.0 Geodatabase||Web Service||WMS||English||Access|
|CanEcumene 2.0 Geodatabase||Web Service||WMS||French||Access|
|The Canadian Ecumene (CanEcumene) 2.0 GIS Database|
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