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NSCAF Library

NSCAF specifications, policy and technical documents, and user guides for applications are available free for you to download. For more information contact the Civic Address Administrator.

Help Documentation & User Guides

NS Address Locator Users Guide - this document explains how to view maps and related data for civic addresses and roads in Nova Scotia using the online NS Address Locator.

Secure Viewer Users Guide - this document explains how to view maps and related data for civic addresses and roads in Nova Scotia using the online NSCAF Stakeholder Viewer.

Maintenance Tool Users Guide - this users guide explains how to add and modify point and addressed road features and attributes when using the Civic Address Maintenance Tool.

Technical Specs & Guideline Documents

Civic Address Users Guide
This document provides a comprehensive overview of civic addressing in Nova Scotia; includes policy info, technical design content, and explains how the various components of the Civic Addressing System are assembled and managed.

NSCAF File Schema (Appendix "A")
This document explains the NSCAF design (detailed features catalogue and look up tables). Nova Scotia Road Network (NSRN) (Appendix "B")
This document explains the basics of the Nova Scotia Road Network (NSRN) and describes how this database is used as the source for other provincial and federal road network files.

Rails, Trails, & Pipelines Guidelines
This document is a guideline for those responsible for assigning addresses to Rails – Trails- Pipelines (RTP) in Nova Scotia.

Transportation & Infrastructure Renewal (TIR) Documents