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SAS VA and Canadian Postal Code

Hi, I have a table with postal codes (i.e. m4p 1y3) and demographic information such as age and gender. Trying to plot a Geo Map, but not working out. primarily i can only associate the code down to the province level in the Subdivision.

 

Any suggestions?

 

Tia, 

Alex


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‎10-14-2015 09:25 AM
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Re: SAS VA and Canadian Postal Code

SAS only has US ZIP Code centroids.  It doesn't have any Postal Codes from other countries (I think you can get Austraila and England for free).  And no ZIP or Postal  Code polygons/regions.  

 

If you have a source of Canada postal code centroids, you can use SAS/Graph Proc GEOCODE to assign the lat/long to your postal codes and then move the data to VA.  You will have to do a custom bubble map.

For more information, see: http://support.sas.com/rnd/papers/#2013

PROC GEOCODE: Finding Locations Outside the U.S.

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‎10-14-2015 09:25 AM
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Posts: 170

Re: SAS VA and Canadian Postal Code

SAS only has US ZIP Code centroids.  It doesn't have any Postal Codes from other countries (I think you can get Austraila and England for free).  And no ZIP or Postal  Code polygons/regions.  

 

If you have a source of Canada postal code centroids, you can use SAS/Graph Proc GEOCODE to assign the lat/long to your postal codes and then move the data to VA.  You will have to do a custom bubble map.

For more information, see: http://support.sas.com/rnd/papers/#2013

PROC GEOCODE: Finding Locations Outside the U.S.

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Re: SAS VA and Canadian Postal Code

Thanks Darrell, will give that a try. 

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