Canada Forward Sortation Areas Map

You can easily create a Canada Forward Sortation Areas map using Mapline. A Forward Sortation Area (FSA) is used to designate a geographical unit based on the 1st 3 characters in the Canada postal code. FSAs start with the same three characters.

An FSA code provides the following information:

  • 1st character – a letter that identifies the province or territory.
  • 2nd character – a number that identifies the area whether it is urban or rural. Wide-area rural regions are identified with “0” while all other numerals indicate urban areas.
  • 3rd character – a letter that identifies a specific geographic district. It may be a major metropolitan area, a medium-sized city or a rural region.

Canada Forward Sortation Areas Map

Steps to Create a Canada Forward Sortation Areas Map

  1. Create a Mapline account and login.
  2. Click the orange “New” button.
  3. Select “New Map” on the drop down arrow.
  4. Give your map a name and click “OK.”
  5. Click the “Add” button from the left sidebar.
  6. Select the “Boundaries” option.
  7. From the “Boundary Type,” select “Canada Forward Sortation Areas.”
  8. Select how you want your boundaries to be colored in “Fill Color” (Random Colors, Uniform Colors, Heatmap on pins inside boundaries, or Paste colors from a spreadsheet).
  9. Click “OK.”

That’s how easy it is to create a Canada Forward Sortation Areas map! Once you have your map, you can create a map of Excel spreadsheet locations to overlay on top. Mapline also makes it simple to see summary information about the locations inside each sortation area just by clicking on them! Sign up now to create a Canada Forward Sortation Areas map.