National Railway Network - NRWN - GeoBase Series

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The National Railway Network (NRWN), version 1.0 focuses on providing a quality geometric description and a set of basic attributes of Canadian rail phenomena. The NRWN product is distributed in the form of eleven provincial or territorial datasets and consists of one linear feature (Track), four punctual features (Junction, Crossing, Marker Post, and Station), and one linear or punctual feature (Structure) with which is associated a series of descriptive attributes such as, among others: Track Classification, Track Name, Track Operator, Track User, Gauge, Number of Tracks, Electrification, Design Speeds, Subdivision Name; Junction Type; Level of Crossing, Crossing Type, Warning System, Transport Canada Identifier; Station Name, Station Type, Station User, Number of platforms; Structure Type. The available output file format for the product are: GML (Geography Markup Language) in ASCII and SHAPE (ESRI - TM) and KML (Keyhole Markup Language).

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Electronic Mail Address: nrcan.geoinfo.rncan@canada.ca

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