Population centre boundary files record layout
|Attribute name||Data type||Description|
|FID||Object ID (4)||Specific to ArcGIS®.|
|Shape||Geometry||Specific to ArcGIS®.|
|DigitalBoundary CartographicBoundary||MultiPolygon PropertyType||Shape geometry; specific to Geography Markup Language.|
|PCUID||Character (4)||Uniquely identifies a population centre|
|PCNAME||Character (100)||Population centre name|
|PCTYPE||Character (1)||Population centre type|
|PCPUID||Character (6)||Uniquely identifies the provincial or territorial part of an population centre (composed of the 2-digit province or territory unique identifier followed by the 4-digit population centre unique identifier)|
|PCCLASS||Character (1)||Identifies whether a population centre is small, medium or large urban.|
|PRUID||Character (2)||Uniquely identifies a province or territory.|
|PRNAME||Character (100)||Province or territory name.|
|CMAUID||Character (3)||Uniquely identifies a census metropolitan area/census agglomeration.|
|CMANAME||Character (100)||Census metropolitan area or census agglomeration name.|
|CMATYPE||Character (1)||A one character field indicating whether the unit is a census metropolitan area, a tracted census agglomeration or a non-tracted census agglomeration.|
|CMAPUID||Character (5)||Uniquely identifies the provincial/territorial part of a census metropolitan area/census agglomeration in Canada (composed of the 2-digit province/territory unique identifier followed by the 3-digit census metropolitan area/census agglomeration code).|
Note: The official abbreviation for Population Centre is POPCTR. However, due to attribute name length limitations for some GIS applications, PC is used to represent Population Centre.
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