View Full Version : Canadian mapping: FSA to CSD or the other way around

12-09-2010, 11:39 AM
We are a Canadian company using MapPoint 2010.

Knowing that:
1. MapPoint can display on an FSA map (Forward Sortation Area) data imported that was defined at the FSA level.
2. MapPoint can display on a CSD map (Census SubDivision) data imported that was defined at the CSD level.

Then the questions are:
A. Can MapPoint display on a CSD map data imported that was defined at the FSA level?
B. Can MapPoint export at FSA level data that was entered at CSD level, and/or the other way around?
C. Can we extract from MapPoint a conversion FSA to CSD or CSD to FSA?

Much appreciated your answers to our questions.

Eric Frost
12-09-2010, 12:13 PM
I don't think any of those are possible with MapPoint. I'm not entirely familiar with FSA and CSD boundaries, but do I understand correctly that there is overlap? There would have to be something like 90% of a particular CSD falls within a certain FSA, and 10% falls within another FSA, etc.

To do a good analysis like this, ideally you would need to obtain FSA and CSD boundaries from a data vendor and use another mapping software package such as MapInfo Pro to do the analysis.

There are some things MapPoint might be able to help with with such as if you have FSA boundaries, you could import these into MapPoint, do a data map with CSD, and then loop over all the FSA shape boundaries and do an Export to see all the CSD's that intersect the FSA, but you wouldn't know by how much (fully inside or 1% inside).

hope this helps and let us know how it goes!