Canada Forward Sortation Areas Map
How to Build a Map with Forward Sortation Area BoundariesYou can easily create a Canada forward sortation area map using Mapline. A forward sortation area (FSA) is used to designate a geographical unit based on the first three characters in the Canada postal code. FSAs start with the same three characters: a letter, a number and a letter.
Character Definitions for Canada FSA MapsWhat is an FSA code? A forward sortation code helps Canadian postal workers understand which province or territory a piece of mail corresponds with and where it should be delivered. There are three characters in an FSA code:
- 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.
Steps to Create a Canada Forward Sortation Areas Map
- Create a Mapline account and login.
- Click the orange “Add New Items” button.
- Select “New Map” on the drop down arrow.
- Give your map a name and click “OK.”
- Click the “Add” button from the left sidebar.
- Select the “Territories” option.
- Click “From Mapline’s Repository.”
- From the “Territories” select “Canada Forward Sortation Areas.”
- Select how you want your boundaries to be colored in “Fill Color” (Random Colors, Uniform Color, Dynamic heat map colors, or Custom colors from spreadsheet).
- Click “OK.”
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