Postal Code Data

6-Digit Postal Code Boundaries for Canada

Canada Postal Code Data Polygons

Formats: tab, shp, kml, csv

Coverage: National - Canada

Datum: WGS84, Long / Lat NAD83

Records: +870,000 unique postal codes

Year: 2022

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The 6-Digit Postal Code Polygons for Canada data product offers the most current and accurate cartographic representation of over 1 million (870,00 unique) postal code boundaries in Canada. This file contains a seamless coverage of all active 6-Digit Forward Sortation Area Local Delivery Units (FSALDU) postal code data across the entire nation.

 

In Canada, the 6-Digit Postal Code (FSALDU) is presented in alpha-numeric format (i.e., ANA NAN). The standard attributes in the file contain 6-Digit Postal Code (FSALDU), Forward Sortation Area (FSA), Local Delivery Unit (LDU), Municipality and Province name.

 

Boundaries are derived from the centroid of national and municipal civic addressed point locations and their corresponding 6-Digit postal code assignments.  Each of the postal code boundaries are linked to national address data and to its designated municipality. This postal code mapping product is a digital representation of the specific locations or areas covered by each postal code boundary assigned by the postal service for the purposes of delivering mail. The mapping data in the product displays postal code polygons that identify the extents of postal codes or points (representing the x, y centroid of the postal area). Boundaries are derived from the centroid of address point locations and their corresponding 6-Digit postal code assignment.

 

Postal code boundaries change with surprising frequency.  Sometimes entire municipalities will reorganize their postal code areas to accommodate new housing developments by expanding or removing postal codes. As one of the top searched reputable postal code polygon data solutions providers, we only offer best-in-class, detailed postal code data products.

 

Many organizations rely heavily on postal code areas to geocode their data, assess specific sites, evaluate markets, or determine new site locations based on the postal code areas of their customers. Typical applications include geocoding, customer plotting, market research, micro-target marketing, neighbourhood profiling, mobile / out-of-home advertising, marketing campaigns, geo-fencing / geo-tracking applications, utility grid overlays, service availability / dealer look-up applications, real estate web portals, rate assignments, network optimization, insurance risk assessment, trend analysis, sales territory allocation, competitor analysis, market area profiling by appending or spatially joining Statistics Canada census demographic, market, customer behaviour or business information at the street face household block level of geography.

 

Having up-to-date postal code polygons is an invaluable aid for the optimization, growth and planning of businesses and their services to customers or operations.   This data product is regularly updated and maintained monthly, to ensure currency and update of information. Clients have the option to license the data with annual, semi-annual, quarterly, or monthly updates, as well as a discounted multi-year subscription term.  Native data is available in MapInfo (tab) and Esri shapefile (shp) format(s), projected in either Longitude / Latitude NAD 83 or WGS84 datum. Licensing options are available for national, provincial, and municipal level coverage.

 

Variables: 6-Digit Postal Code /  FSALDU, FSA, LDU, Municipality, Province.

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6-Digit Postal Code Points for Canada

Canada Postal Code Data Points

Formats: tab, shp, kml, csv

Coverage: National - Canada

Datum: WGS84, Long / Lat NAD83

Records: +884,000 unique postal codes

Year: 2022

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Description: The Canada 6-Digit Postal Code / FSALDU (Forward Sortation Area Local Delivery Unit) file is a comprehensive dataset which contains over 884,000 unique postal codes.  6-Digit Postal Codes are represented in Alpha Numeric Format (i.e. ANA NAN).  This product offers accurate cartographic representation of current postal code locations in Canada. Combined with GIS applications, the file allows you to analyze your data at the household address range, street block, neighbourhood level of geography. Each postal code record includes longitude / latitude coordinates, according to the centroid of street address range (urban) or postal area (rural).

 

The file is useful for geocoding, plotting locations and business / client / customer records, addressed information, micro-target marketing and market analysis, service availability, network planning, healthcare planning, dispatch, dealer locator applications, insurance risk assessments, crime risk, rate assignments, mobile advertising, geo-fencing appilcations, OOH marketing, demographic and trend analysis. The data set is regularly maintained / updated and released on a quarterly basis. Annual, semi-annual and quarterly data update packages are available.

Variables: 6-Digit Postal Code / FSALDU, FSA LDU, Longitude, Latitude.

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FSA Boundaries for Canada

Canada 3-Digit Forward Sortation Areas

Formats: tab, shp, kml, csv, sequence csv

Coverage: National - Canada

Datum: WGS84, Long / Lat NAD83

Records: 1,661

Year: 2022

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Description: The 3-Digit / FSA Boundaries database contains 1,661 polygons for all of Canada's geographic FSAs (Forward Sortation Areas). The boundary file allows you to analyze your data at the first 3-Digit / FSA level of postal geography. ​FSAs in Canada are used and defined by Canada Post for the distribution and sortation of mail, similar to ZIP Codes in the US, used and defined by United States Postal Service (USPS).  All 6-Digit (FSALDU) postal codes in Canada correspond or lie within their larger / parent FSA Boundary. FSAs are assigned and delineated based on volume of mail.  The first 3 characters of the 6-Digit postal code represent the FSA they belong to. The first letter of the FSA indicates a province, territory or postal region of mailing. The second letter of the FSA indicates whether the postal code address is within a rural or urban area.  The third character represents a city, sub-region or sector of the larger first 2-digits / metro / regional area.

 

The dataset is useful for target marketing and market analysis, service availability,  network planning, rate assignments, insurance risk assessments, sales territory allocation, mobile advertising, geo-fencing applications, OOH marketing, demographic and trend analysis. The FSA file is regularly updated / maintained and released on an semi-annual basis.  Annual and semi-annual data update packages are available. 

Variables: FSA, FSA Name, FSA Type, Census Subdivision Name, Census Metropolitan Area Name, Province Code, Province Name, Longitude, Latitude.

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5-Digit ZIP Code Boundaries for the US

US 5-Digit ZIP Code Boundaries and Points

Formats: tab, shp, kml, csv

Coverage: National - United States

Datum: WGS84, Long / Lat NAD83

Records: +43,000 unique postal codes

Year: 2022

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Description: The 5-Digit ZIP Codes database includes the most current cartographic information available on about 43,000 US Postal Service (USPS) 5-Digit ZIP Codes and point ZIP Codes for each state.  The benefits of unique ZIP Code records eliminates the confusion over geocoding with the boundary or point tables, as well the speed of geocoding is faster. The file is useful for thematic mapping / area shading as well as point thematic mapping. The inclusion of a Residential PO category that identifies large volume receivers, apartment buildings and college dorms that have a unique ZIP Code, which allows for correctly located geocoded points within an enclosing ZIP Code boundary.

 

The dataset is useful for target marketing, retail planning, market analysis, service availability, network planning, rate assignments, insurance risk assessments, healthcare planning, service planning, store locater applications, sales territory allocation, mobile advertising, demographic and trend analysis. The file is regularly updated / maintained and released on an quarterly basis.  Annual, semi-annual and quarterly data update packages are available. 

 

Variables: ZIPCode, FIPS Code, State Code, Residential Post Office, Longitude, Latitude.

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9-Digit Zip+4 Code Points for the US

US 9-Digit ZIP Code Points

Formats: tab, shp

Coverage: National - United States

Datum: WGS84, Long / Lat NAD83

Records: +62,000,000 zip codes

Year: 2022

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Description: The ZIP+4 point dataset contains more than 62 million deliverable USPS ZIP+4 records and census block correspondence. This cartographic dataset is based on and marries current data from the USPS ZIP+4 records, the U.S. Bureau of the Census Data, latitude / longitude coordinates and Street Segment records in the TeleAtlas Master Street database.  The key benefits of this file is the high 'hit rate' between USPS ZIP+4 file and the comprehensive, geographically accurate TeleAtlas Master Street database. The dataset provides fast look up and accurate geo-coding for millions of records or multiple batch queries at the ZIP+4 level of geography. There are approximately 100,000 new and retired records every 3 months. This product has been enhanced and updated with additional census latitude / longitude information and includes a linkage between block level census data and coordinate information.

 

The dataset is useful for micro-target marketing and market analysis, service availability, rate assignments, demographic and trend analysis down to the street face, household level. The file is regularly updated / maintained and released on an quarterly basis.​ Annual, semi-annual and quarterly data update packages are available. 

Variables: ZIP+4 Code, FIPS Code, State Code, Residential Post Office, Longitude, Latitude.

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Postcodes Points for UK 2018

United Kingdom Post Code Points

Formats: tab, shp, kml, csv

Coverage: England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland

Datum: WGS84, British National Grid (EPSG:27700)

Records: +1,690,000 postcodes

Year: 2018

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Description: The UK Postcodes database provides a precise geographical location for each postcode unit in the United Kingdom, as prescribed by the Royal Mail®. Postcodes are geographically referenced according to Ordnance Survey's Addressing data. There are approximately 1.69 million postcode units in England, Scotland and Wales, with Northern Ireland's BT postal area accounting for approximately 46,900 postcodes. Each postcode unit, such as KY12 8UP or PO14 2RS, contains an average of fifteen adjoining addresses.  The postcode database also includes National Health Service and local government area codes down to ward level to enable the linking of administrative and census demographics for England, Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales.  The file is particularly beneficial for geocoding, market analysis and economical planning for users not requiring individual addresses. The file is regularly updated / maintained and released on an semi-annual basis.​ Annual and semi-annual data update packages are available. 

 

The data set is useful for target marketing, market penetration analysis, sales forecasting, service availability, network planning, rate assignments, healthcare planning, dispatch, client lookup applications, insurance risk assessments, sales territory allocation, mobile advertising, demographic and trend analysis. The file is regularly updated / maintained and released on an semi-annual basis.  Annual and semi-annual data update packages are available. 

Variables: Postcode, Country Code, NHS Code, Admin District Code, Admin District Name, Admin Ward Code, Admin Ward Name, Eastings, Northings, Longitude, Latitude.

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