Thursday, February 15, 2007
"Redesigned for 2006, this interactive mapping application makes it easy to find many places in Canada, see them on a map, and get basic geographic and demographic data for those places. To find a specific place of interest, users can click and zoom in on a map of Canada or they can search by place name, street name, street intersection or postal code. GeoSearch will display the appropriate map showing boundaries and other features. As of March 13, 2007 (official release of the 2006 Census population and dwelling counts), GeoSearch2006 will automatically display population and dwelling counts for selected areas, and show what kind of geographic area it is and its relationship to other geographic areas. New functionality for 2006 includes links to 2006 Census reference maps and community profile tables, and a thematic mapping option for selected census topics (for selected levels of geography)"