Built-up area, Kitchener–Cambridge–Waterloo census metropolitan area (CMA) and census metropolitan area-ecosystem (CMA-E), 1971, 1991, 2001 and 2011
Description of Map 3.12
The title of this map is Built-up area, Kitchener–Cambridge–Waterloo census metropolitan area (CMA) and census metropolitan area-ecosystem (CMA-E), 1971, 1991, 2001 and 2011. This map has two main components—a large map zoomed into the main CMA built-up area and an inset map locating the built-up area with respect to the boundaries for the full CMA and CMA-E.
On this map, pale pink with dark pink diagonal lines represents 1971 built-up area, light pink represents 1991 built-up area, medium pink represents 2001 built-up area and dark pink is used to represent 2011 built-up area. Census metropolitan area-ecosystem boundaries are represented by a green line, census metropolitan area boundaries are represented by a black line. Some place names are included on the map. Land areas outside of the census metropolitan area-ecosystem are coloured pale yellow.
Most expansion of built-up area from 1971 to 2011 occurred in areas surrounding or adjacent to the 1971 built-up areas of Waterloo, Cambridge and Kitchener, as well as Elmira. Much of the recent growth occurred between Kitchener and Cambridge. Some pockets of fragmented built-up area also occurred, particularly to the south.
Note: Sources for 1971 built-up area do not contain the same level of detail as the more recent years.
Sources: Statistics Canada, Environment, Energy and Transportation Statistics Division, 2016, special tabulation of data from Natural Resources Canada (NRCan), Canada Centre for Remote Sensing (CCRS), 1999, Canada Land Inventory: CLI Land Use (circa 1966), ftp://ftp2.cits.rncan.gc.ca/pub/geott/cli_250k/landuse/ (accessed September 15, 2015); NRCan, CCRS, 1999, Canada Land Use Monitoring Program (CLUMP): Land Use (1971), ftp://ftp2.cits.rncan.gc.ca/pub/geott/clump/clump_1971/ ((accessed September 15, 2015); Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, 2015, Land Use 1990, 2000 and 2010, http://open.canada.ca/data/en/dataset/18e3ef1a-497c-40c6-8326-aac1a34a0dec ((accessed September 16, 2015); NRCan, Canada Centre for Mapping and Earth Observation, 2014, CanVec+, ftp://ftp2.cits.rncan.gc.ca/pub/canvec+/shp/ ((accessed August 10, 2015).
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