Atlas of Canada 1,000,000 National Frameworks Data - Roads

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Published by the Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development - GeoBC
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DEPRECATED: Atlas of Canada National Scale Frameworks data are standardized national coverages of commonly used geospatial datasets at the 1:1 000 000 scale. A variety of framework layers (e.g. hydrology, roads, ferry routes, railways, administrative boundaries, census subdivisions, population ecumene, drainage areas, protected areas and Canadian place names) have been integrated so that their relative positions are correct. Hydrology (which includes coastline) is the base layer to which all others are fitted.

The Atlas of Canada 1,000,000 National Frameworks Data, Road Network is based on 1:250,000 scale National Topographic Data Base (NTDB) road and ferry route datasets which have been assembled into a national coverage and updated using various reference sources. A selection of the network suitable for use at a scale of 1:1,000,000 was extracted based on road classification and linework was smoothed. In 2003 the resulting road network layer was fitted to the Atlas of Canada National Scale Frameworks Hydrology layers. Minor adjustments were made to ensure that the correct relative positionality of this layer to the National Scale Frameworks Rail Network layer was maintained. An update to the data set was completed in 2008.

This dataset has been replaced with WHSE_BASEMAPPING.NRC_ROADS_1M_SP

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Dataset Extent

Latitude: 48.0° to 60.0°
Longitude: -139.5° to -113.5°

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The Atlas of Canada 1,000,000 National Frameworks Data are a set of integrated base map layers, which form the Atlas of Canada 1,000,000 National Frameworks Data collection. These data have been compiled at a scale of 1:1,000,000 with the primary goal being to indicate correct relative positioning with other frameworks layers rather than absolute positional accuracy.

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Contact Information

NameStephen Sutherland (pointOfContact)
OrganizationMinistry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development
NameGeoGratis Web Services (pointOfContact)
OrganizationGovernment of Canada
Sub-OrganizationNatural Resources Canada

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Who can view this dataset? Public
Who can download this dataset?Public

Metadata Information

Record Published 2014-12-15
Record Last Modified 2019-12-17
Resource Status obsolete
Replacement Record

Object Description


Short Name: ROADS_1M

Column Name Short Name Data Type Data Precision Comments
ROAD_1M_ID ROAD_1M_ID NUMBER 38 ROADS 1M ID is the surrogate primary key
ROAD_NUMBER ROAD_NUM VARCHAR2 15 ROAD NUMBER contains the highway number of the road segment where applicable
ROAD_CLASS ROAD_CLASS NUMBER 11 ROAD CLASS contains a numeric value betwee n 1 and 4 to identify the class of road
GEOMETRY GEOMETRY SDO_GEOMETRY 1 GEOMETRY is the column used to reference the spatial coordinates defining the feature.
OBJECTID OBJECTID NUMBER 38 OBJECTID is a required attribute of feature classes and object classes in a geodatabase.
SE_ANNO_CAD_DATA BLOB 4000 SE_ANNO_CAD_DATA is a binary column used by spatial tools to store annotation, curve features and CAD data when using the SDO_GEOMETRY storage data type.
FEATURE_LENGTH_M FEAT_LEN NUMBER 19 FEATURE_LENGTH_M is the system calculated length or perimeter of a geometry in meters