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About this guide

This reference guide is intended for users of the Road Network File. The guide provides an overview of the file, the general methodology used to create it, and important technical information for users.

Data quality gives a detailed description of the various steps in the creation of the 2010 Road Network File. This section also provides information to evaluate the suitability of the data for a particular use.

Technical specifications in section 5 include system requirements, a record layout, and item descriptions. See Appendix C for file sizes.

Geographic terms and concepts are briefly described in the glossary. More details can be found in the 2006 Census Dictionary (Catalogue no. 92-566-XWE). Supplementary information is provided in the appendices.

This reference guide does not provide details on specific software packages that are available for use with the Road Network File. Users are advised to contact the appropriate software vendor for information.

This data product is provided 'as-is', and Statistics Canada makes no warranty, either express or implied, including but not limited to, warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose. In no event will Statistics Canada be liable for any direct, special, indirect, consequential or other damages, however caused.