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Mex. Icon Mexican Rail Database Detail updated!

Description: The Mexican Railroad Map Database is a complete digital database of the railroad system in Mexico. It includes rail ownership and station points.

Data Category: map file, point file.

Coverage: Mexico

Units of Sale: Mexico Rail-complete.

Compatibility: Compatible with a variety of mapping software products.

Uses/Applications: The Mexican Railroad Map Database was developed for viewing and mapping rail lines with associated information about the rail line that aids in the many types of transportation applications involving rail, such as: Route Studies, Market Analysis, Fleet Management, Planning, Consultation, and Emergency Response.

Features/Benefits: The Mexican Railroad Map Database has been developed through extensive research and reflects the rail system currently in operation. The database consists of a graphical layer of data that represents the Mexican owned rail lines and a layer containing the station points. Each of the rail lines are linked to a database that contains information that identifies the railroad company ownership while the point file is linked to information identifying the station name.

*Note : The Mexican Railroad Map Database has been edge-matched to the US Railroad Database to ensure a continuous rail database for North America.

Table Information: Map File

Field Names Description


OP1 Primary Rail Operator. Usually the owner

Character (4)

OP2 Secondary Rail Operator

Character (4)

OP3 Tertiary Rail Operator

Character (4)

TR1 (Not Hierarchical) Track Rights over a specific piece of rail

Character (4)

TR2 (Not Hierarchical) Track Rights over a specific piece of rail

Character (4)

TR3 (Not Hierarchical) Track Rights over a specific piece of rail

Character (4)

Passenger Passenger Service operating over rail line.

Character (4)

Table Information: Point Files

Field Names Description


Name Station point name

Character (32)

State State in which station point is located

Character (2)

Display Characteristics: The Mexican Rail lines are solid black lines.

Vintage of Data: January 2004 updated!

File Sizes: Mexico Rail: 325KB and Mexican Stations: 32KB *
*All sizes are approximations.

Coordinate System: Latitude and Longitude

Accuracy/Scale: 1:1,000,000

Source/Copyright: DeskMap Systems, Inc.

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