Content on this page is now in the GeoDiscover Alberta portal. Use keywords in the Data Search tab to search for your data. For more details about the datasets you find in the portal, select a record and review the complete geospatial metadata provided. Records are available in 2 metadata formats in the portal. To learn more about the ordering instructions for a dataset, click the 'Distribution Information' link at the top of the record or search 'Ordering Instructions'.

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GeoDiscover products

Metadata and details for the following products can now be found in GeoDiscover.

Alberta Vegetation Inventory (AVI) Crown

This photo-based digital inventory dataset is a compilation of the original blocks of Crown AVI data collected using aerial photography dating between 1987 and 2014. A variety of standards was used to collect the original blocks of data. It was developed to identify the type, extent and conditions of vegetation.

AVI post inventory cutblocks

This dataset consolidates all Crown post inventory cutblocks into a single feature class. The post-inventory cutblock updates identify those areas harvested after the inventory date. It is important to identify those areas where the forest cover has been altered and/or removed. It provides supplementary information to the AVI repository.

Central Parkland Vegetation Inventory (CPVI) Polygons

CPVI Polygons is a dataset that was created to capture vegetation information for the Central (Aspen) Parkland Natural Subregion in Alberta.

Grassland Vegetation Inventory (GVI) Geometry (polygons, lines, points)

GVI contains a comprehensive biophysical, anthropogenic and land-use inventory of the southernmost portion of the province's White Area. The compilation of the inventory commenced in 2006 in the southeast corner of the province using digital colour-infrared stereo photography. Data capture has proceeded north and west. The GVI is intended as a replacement for the Native Prairie Vegetation Inventory (NPVI) that was completed circa 1993. The GVI product is intended to meet a multitude of business needs integral to land-use planning and management in Alberta. At its core, it is comprised of ecological range sites based on soils information for areas of native vegetation and general land use for areas of non-native vegetation, namely those associated with agricultural, industrial and residential developments.

NPVI Polygons

NPVI Polygons is a quarter section-based vegetation inventory that covers the southern part of Alberta. The native prairie is defined in the Native Prairie Conservation Action Plan as an area of unbroken grassland or parkland dominated by non-introduced species, and an area of previously broken grassland that has reverted back to natural vegetation (30 to 60 years).

Phase 1 (Broad Scale) Forest Inventory

Information on this inventory can now be found at: Historical Forest Inventory – Phase 1 (Broad Scale) Maps.

Phase 2 (Detailed) Forest Inventory

Information on this inventory can now be found at: Historical Forest Inventory – Phase 2 (Detailed) Maps.

Phase 3 Forest Inventory

Information on this inventory can now be found at: Historical Forest Inventory – Phase 3 Maps.

Reconnaissance Vegetation Inventory (RVI)

Information on this inventory can now be found at: Historical Reconnaissance Vegetation Inventory (RVI) Maps.