StreetPro Canada

Provider: Pitney Bowes Business Insight

StreetPro Canada facilitates the utility of Canada’s premier street database. Users can easily map, append, edit and select features within the database. Additional data layers include rivers, lakes, railways, etc.

StreetPro Canada provides users a street-level mapping product with unparalleled display quality with the most up-to-date data. This data is based on GDT Canada’s CompuStreets™, and is updated quarterly. StreetPro has complete address attribution for all towns with populations 1400+.

This product is available in two forms: StreetPro Canada, with an Enhanced Address Layer, and StreetPro Display Canada. StreetPro Canada has complete street address attributes and land use layers (similar to EAL product for US). It can be used to geocode using MapInfo Professional®’s geocoding function. It is recommended that FSA Boundaries be purchased for better performance when geocoding in MapInfo Professional. StreetPro Canada Display has complete street geometry, including street name, for all of Canada and includes all the additional layers contained in StreetPro Canada (except the enhanced address layer). This is a non-addressed, fast display, “chained” streets layer.

Because StreetPro US and Canada are sourced from GDT, they are compatible with each other. StreetPro Canada has the “look and feel” of StreetPro® US.

StreetPro Canada perfectly complements data geocoded using MapInfo’s MapMarker Canada, since both products use the same underlying streets. Prices are discounted on both MapMarker Plus and StreetPro (Display or EAL) when the two products are purchased as a bundle. The bundle includes quarterly updates of StreetPro to coincide with the data in MapMarker Plus.


  • Autoloader Street Templates: Gives customers the choice to pick one of 3 templates, in addition to the default templates. To help our customers get up and running faster with better looking maps, MapInfo has added 3 new display templates that ship with StreetPro Canada v4.1. Customers using the Autoloader, can choose from one of these templates, in addition to the templates previously shipped with StreetPro Canada.
  • Lemon: The “lemon” is a different look at highway colors. Primary highways are blue, and Secondary highways are orange. These colors are used in some street maps, so it is not very unusual color choice. Again, this template makes heavy use of interleaved line styles. This will probably be the best choice for insurance companies since there is no color of red in the display. Insurance companies tend to “red-line” their maps.
  • Latvian: “Latvian” style map. This version of colors is used by a popular map maker in Latvia. Since the colors of the cities are very intensive, we changed them to a lighter scheme as you zoom in. This is an interesting example of a look that, while it may be intense onscreen, outputs to color very well.
  • Red Splash: The “Red Splash” style is similar to “Latvian”. Here we used a different palette of colors and a more interesting style of labels for cities. The city color changes when you zoom into the city area.
  • Addressed road segments: Available for all communities in Canada with a population >1400. There is a total of over 652,000 addressed road segments. Street network complete in over 1600 cities and towns.
  • Double Digitized Highways and Interchanges: Represents both directions of travel.
  • Digital Terrain Elevation Data (DTED®): Available on the bonus CD only, this data allows users to visualize elevation. DTED is a uniform matrix of terrain elevation values, which provide basic quantitative data for systems, and applications that require display of terrain elevation, slope, and/or surface roughness information. Note: The DTED data does not cover all of Canada contiguously.
  • Autoloader: An application to quickly load multiple geographic areas and layers of data. The Autoloader comes with customizable templates that allow customers to set up street styles, colors, labels, and zoom display, which will improve overall display quality. A WebEx presentation on the autoloader can be accessed via the PDD under StreetPro-Canada-Sales Tools.
  • Map Definitions: Map definitions are XML-based text files that contain map layer information. They are created using the Map Definition Manager that ships with MapXtreme Java Edition. Unlike geosets, map definitions can be stored as files or as records in a database. A map definition’s settings include projection, default zoom, auto-labeling of objects, zoom layering, and whether a table is visible when opened.
  • Workspace: As an alternative to opening files with the Autoloader, users can open the provided workspaces to jump-start their map making. The workspaces included with StreetPro Canada are a saved configuration of tables and their properties that can be opened up within MapInfo Professional to display a quality map window.
  • Geosets: A geoset is a collection of layers that can be opened together in MapX. They are similar in behavior to MapInfo Professional workspaces. If you are using MapInfo Professional, you cannot use geosets; refer to the previous section on workspaces. Geosets can be used with MapXtreme NT.
  • Cartographic Legend Support: Users of StreetPro and MapInfo Professional can make a fully formatted and labeled cartographic legend in one easy step.
  • Seamless Builder: Combines layers quickly to build seamless maps for user defined coverage area, which saves time for the customer when opening big street files or changing display options.
  • Bonus CD: Contains additional data, such as MapInfo grid files showing terrain (DTED® data), time zones, US and Mexican boundaries and more! (Not applicable to CMA and CD purchases.) Note: The DTED data does not cover all of Canada contiguously.
  • Better performance with use on the Internet: Designed to integrate with MapXtreme®. Note that any Internet licenses are subject to additional approvals from Statistic Canada, which must be obtained through the Contracts Department. The standard Server Deployment License may not be used for this product.
  • Compatible with StreetPro US: Style, labeling and layering will have the same look and feel.
  • Scale: 1:1,000 to 1:30,000 in urban areas. 1:50,000 to 1:250,000 in rural areas.


Beginning with the release of the content that is included in StreetPro Canada version 5.2, GDT Canada has discontinued support for the legacy-style Feature Class Codes for street segments and has migrated to the North American standard of Feature Class Codes. The legacy-style class code information was a classification system that followed the structure CSXX where XX defined a type of road. The North American standard Feature Class Codes follow the standard AYY where YY defines a type of road and is a more robust system of defining the type of road.

MapInfo will include a legacy-style equivalent class code in the version 5.2 product that is an approximation of the content previously found in GDT data. This support will exist in version 5.2 and 5.3 but will be discontinued for version 6.x.

Line Layers

  • Addressed Streets (not available in Display product): Contains highways, ramps and streets for Canada with any existing address ranges. Can be used to goecode by using MapInfo Professional’s geocoding functionality. FSA Boundaries are also recommended for gecoding.
  • Primary Highways: Contains high speed, limited access highways. The Primary Highways are automatically labeled, but can be changed by user to his/her preference.
  • Major Roads: Contains county and regional roads. The Major Roads are automatically labeled, but can be changed by user to his/her preference.
  • Secondary Highways: Contains Provincial Highways. The Secondary Roads are automatically labeled, but can be changed by user to his/her preference.
  • Display Streets: Represents Canadian roads, streets, highways, ramps and ferries. The street and highway names are indexed for querying purposes.
  • Exit Ramps: can be zoom layered to see a better view of an area’s highway network.
  • Utility Lines: Includes pipeline and hydroline feature types. Available only in Major Markets
  • Railroads: Consists of line and polyline objects representing railroad networks for Canada. Only available in Major Markets. Includes name, FCC Code and ACC code.
  • Ferries: Contains passenger routes and vehicular routes.
  • Water Rivers: Consists of polyline objects that represent waterbodies such as rivers, streams, and creeks. Includes name, FCC Code and ACC code.

Point Layers

  • Institutions: Contains point objects that represent facilities such as hospitals, places of worship, school, government, post office, police station, fire station and library. Each type is represented by an identifiable symbol, such as a school building.
  • Transportation Points: Contains four types of transportation centers: railway stations, bus stations, airport points, and subway/metro stations.
  • Recreation Areas: Contains golf courses, zoos, and other areas of interest. Includes name, FCC Code and ACC code.
  • Highway Shields: Consists of (6) layers. (3) Trans-Canada Highway Shields and (3) Highway Shields. Contains Canadian and Provincial highway shields that display above a highway layer to identify the route number. Highway shields can be customized to meet customers’ mapping needs.

Region Layers

  • Area Landmarks: Areas that associate a single point from the landmark layer. Feature types include Cemeteries, Golf Courses, Government Institutions, and Tourist Attractions.
  • Parks: Contains provincial and national parks and forests Includes name, FCC Code and ACC code.
  • Water Bodies: Consists of region objects that represent large waterbodies such as major lakes, rivers, and reservoirs. Includes name, FCC Code and ACC code.
  • Province Boundaries: Provides boundaries for Canada’s ten provinces and three territories.
  • Airports: Contains airport runways within Major Market areas. This layer contains one feature type, Runway.
  • Census Subdivisions (CSD): Represent municipal boundaries or their equivalent.
  • Urban Agglomeration: Contains Census Agglomerations, which have urbanized cores and populations over 10,000 but less than 100,000.
  • Land Use Areas: Includes Industrial, Indian Reserve, Residential and Retail/Commercial features. Available only within the Major Market areas.
  • Census Metropolitan Area (CMA): Contains boundaries that represent Census Metropolitan Areas (CMAs) and Census Agglomeration Areas (CAAs) as defined by the Canadian Census Bureau. CMAs are very large urban areas with a population over 100,000.
  • Census Divisions (CDs): Represent areas such as counties, regional districts, regional municipalities and united counties. There is a total of 288 Census Divisions.

StreetPro in Other Countries

StreetPro is also available for the following countries:

  • Australia
  • Hong Kong
  • India
  • Indonesia
  • Malaysia
  • New Zealand
  • Singapore
  • Thailand
  • United States

Please contact us for pricing information.

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