Geolocated placenames in Canada The collection of geolocated placenames in Canada represents a consistent and comprehensive distribution of named places across Canada. Named places include large and small cities, villages, First Nations Communities, Small Hamlets etc. This data draws from public information maintained by Natural Resources Canada as part of the Canadian Geographical Names Database and public information maintained by Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada. The set of geolocated placenames is currently used for the administration of rural broadband Internet contribution programs, but is equally applicable for other mapping or modelling purposes where a comprehensive set of geolocated placenames across Canada is required. 2018-08-21 2019-08-09 Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada yannick.lacharite@canada.ca Economics and IndustryGovernment and PoliticsHistory and ArchaeologyInformation and CommunicationsTransportBroadbandcommunities Data Dictionary - ENTXT https://www.ic.gc.ca/eic/site/720.nsf/vwapj/MAG-data_dictionary_e.txt/$file/MAG-data_dictionary_e.txt Data Dictionary - FRTXT https://www.ic.gc.ca/eic/site/720.nsf/vwapj/MAG-dictionnaire_donnees_f.txt/$file/MAG-dictionnaire_donnees_f.txt MAG_EXOCSV https://www.ic.gc.ca/eic/site/720.nsf/vwapj/MAG_EXO.csv/$file/MAG_EXO.csv MAG_EXOKMZ https://www.ic.gc.ca/eic/site/720.nsf/vwapj/MAG_EXO_KMZ.zip/$file/MAG_EXO_KMZ.zip MAG_EXOTAB https://www.ic.gc.ca/eic/site/720.nsf/vwapj/MAG_EXO_MapInfo.zip/$file/MAG_EXO_MapInfo.zip

Geolocated placenames in Canada

The collection of geolocated placenames in Canada represents a consistent and comprehensive distribution of named places across Canada. Named places include large and small cities, villages, First Nations Communities, Small Hamlets etc.

This data draws from public information maintained by Natural Resources Canada as part of the Canadian Geographical Names Database and public information maintained by Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada.

The set of geolocated placenames is currently used for the administration of rural broadband Internet contribution programs, but is equally applicable for other mapping or modelling purposes where a comprehensive set of geolocated placenames across Canada is required.

  • Publisher - Current Organization Name: Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada
  • Publisher - Organization Section Name: Connected Canada Branch
  • Licence: Open Government Licence - Canada

Resources

Resource Name Resource Type Format Language Links
Data Dictionary - EN Specification TXT English Access
Data Dictionary - FR Specification TXT French Access
MAG_EXO Dataset CSV English
French
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MAG_EXO Dataset KMZ English
French
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MAG_EXO Dataset MapInfo English
French
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Geographic Information

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Canada