Monday to Friday, at about 8:30 EST, I get an email from Statistics Canada. Every day, they release new data that I can map, every day I take a look at the email to see what I can make, however specific or not. And that’s where I stop. I tend to mark it if I want to map it later, but I haven’t yet.
Why not, you may ask?
Whenever I sit down with the intent to make a map, I realize that I never have the base data that I need. There is a variety of base data that I could need with Statistics Canada data. I could simply need Canada and her provinces, or the entire country broken down by postal code, or the entire world, as we trade with different countries.
Where can I look for this?
I’d like to be able to find this data somewhere, with a license that will allow me to display it easily online or otherwise with no issues. What are my options?