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Spatial & Numeric Data: Alberta Data

A guide to data sources available to SAIT students.

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GEODE Data (Restricted License Students & Faculty)

GEODE is a consortium of Alberta academic institutions that has obtained spatial data from AltaLIS to support research and teaching.  Access to GEODE is restricted and coordinated through partner institution contracts.  SAIT students and faculty may request data but will be asked to sign an end-user agreement.  Please contact the library for more information.  

Some of this data is now open

Base Features - AltaLIS Base features include 60 topographic layers including: Access, Hydrography, geo Admin, Contours, and ATS

DEM - Digital Elevation Model represents ground surface topology

Property - AltaLIS Property files includes Cadastral, ATS, Title, and Munipcal Boundaries file

Data Level of Geography File Format Projection Access
Base Features NTS 1:20K .dgn .dwg, .shp NAD83 10TM AEP Resource
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Digital Elevation Model (DEM) NTS 1:20K ASCII (.ghl, .gsl, .gnp) NAD83 10TM AEP Forest
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Digital Elevation Model (DEM) Provincial   NAD83 10TM AEP Forest
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ATS Linework Polygons NTS 1:250K .shp NAD83
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ATS Coordinate   ASCII NAD83
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Urban and Rural Cadastral Township .dgn NAD83 10TM AEP Resource
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Provincial Cadastral   .dgn NAD83 10TM AEP Resource
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Uban and Ruaral  Title Township .shp NAD83 10TM AEP Resource
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Municipal Boundaries Province-wide .dgn, .dwg, .shp NAD83 10TM AEP Resource Download from AltaLIS
Digital Integrated Dispositions (DID) NTS 1:250K .shp NAD83
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Alberta Spatial Data (Open)

 

 

Source Description File Format Access
Alberta Geological Survey Surficial and bedrock geology, sediment thickness, groundwater/hydrogeology, and mineral resources .pdf, .shp Access
Alberta Environment & Sustainable Resource Development River basins, runoff, reservoir storage, natural flow, precipitation, snow and air temperature .pdf, ascii Access
GeoDiscover Alberta Maps, services and geographic information related to Alberta. Includes Rivers, Streams & Lakes; Imagery; Land Use; Townships, Ranges & Legal Subdivisions; Geological as well as license agreements on select resources various Access
Agricultural Region of Alberta Soil Inventory Database Spatial distribution of soils and associatied langscapes within the agricultural region of Alberta. .shp, GSD Access
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