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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.

Provided layer: The Canadian Ecumene (CanEcumene) 2.0 GIS 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

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Resource Name Resource Type Format Language Links
CanEcumene 2.0 Shapefiles Dataset SHP English
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CanEcumene 2.0 Geodatabase Guide MXD French Access
CanEcumene 2.0 Geodatabase (English) Dataset KML English Access
CanEcumene 2.0 Geodatabase (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 English
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CanEcumene 2.0 Technical Reference Guide PDF English Access
CanEcumene 2.0 Geodatabase Web Service WMS English Access
CanEcumene 2.0 Geodatabase Web Service WMS French Access

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Delivery Point: 26 University Dr.

City: Corner Brook

Administrative Area: Newfoundland and Labrador

Postal Code: A2H 5J3

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Electronic Mail Address: briang.eddy@canada.ca

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