ATTOM’s Canadian BoundariesClear. Visual. Accurate.
Canadian Boundaries Data for Cross-border Insights
ATTOM provides Canada’s premier family of unified geospatial boundary products for use in hyperlocal search, map display and visualization, data enrichment, and other geospatial analyses. ATTOM’s GIS Team researches and hand-digitizes Neighborhoods, Residential Subdivisions, and Area Codes, while other layers are collected from an extensive array of authoritative sources.
Boundaries and related datasets undergo extensive standardization, transformation, cleansing, and enrichment. Unique, persistent IDs are provided and all products are unified, enabling easy joins across layers and simple integration with our APIs. Canadian boundary products are modeled similarly to their corresponding U.S. boundary products to facilitate integration.
ATTOM’s Canadian boundary data includes:
- Residential Subdivisions
- Census Boundaries (Provinces, Census Divisions, Census Subdivisions, Aggregate Dissemination Areas, Dissemination Areas)
- Postal Boundaries
- Area Codes
ATTOM’s Canadian Neighborhood and Residential Subdivisions for Hyperlocal Search
ATTOM’s Canadian Neighborhood and Residential Subdivision Boundaries are the pinnacle of hyperlocal property search and a critical capability for any search platform. This 4-level hierarchy of boundaries and names best reflects the consensus opinion of local residents and were created specifically for real estate search.
Neighborhood and Residential Subdivisions are small geographic areas comprised of social communities with their own identities, while also having names and boundaries that are familiar to local residents. This makes them the pinnacle of hyperlocal search and superior to postal codes or cities for most use cases. Research has shown that consumers strongly prefer hyperlocal search capabilities and thus savvy search portal operators have incorporated these boundaries into their platforms.
How Can You Use ATTOM’s Canadian Boundaries Data?
Real Estate Portals
Property portals enable users to restrict properties to a specific neighborhood, subdivision, province, city, or postal code in real-time using geospatial filtering. The directory of familiar neighborhood, subdivision, province, and city names and postal codes are also added to an auto-suggest omnibox for a more user-friendly search experience.
Real Estate Brokers
Investors better assess risk by analyzing neighborhood and subdivision market trends. Identifying comparable homes in the same neighborhood or subdivision also results in more accurate valuations.
Technology and Data Platforms
Technology and data platforms integrate Canadian Boundaries with proprietary or commercial data to deliver engaging thematic maps and data visualizations. Canadian Boundaries are also utilized in bulk or via API to tag property records with pertinent geographic information.