This historical map series consists of Forest Cover printable monochrome maps named using the National Topographic System (NTS) map sheet identifier. The Forest Cover maps were created at a scale of 1:100 000. The series is now available as a fee free download in Adobe PDF and Tif formats under the Open Government Licence – Alberta.
This Forest Cover series was originally produced to display the forest cover in the province, and included;
- height and,
- species of tree stands
in addition to a broad coverage of access information including;
- truck trails and,
These maps are not available as geo-referenced rectified images or GIS-ready data.
Map Coverage and How to View
View extent of the coverage of this product:
- Historical Forest Cover Index Map (PDF, 1.0 MB)
At this scale 1.0 cm on the map represents 1.0 km on the ground. Each map covers an area of 0.50 degree longitude by 0.50 degree latitude. Generally these maps are printed on 71 x 86cm (28" x 34") paper size.
This product can be viewed on a computer, printed or be plotted in part or in whole. To maintain the original map scale when printing the entire product, it must be plotted on a plotter that can use paper that is a minimum width of 91.44cm (36").
Map Series Updates and Samples
This series is not updated and contains a range of publication dates.
View a sample Historical Forest Cover map sheet:
- Sample of Historical Forest Cover Map (PDF, 8.6 MB)
Map Sheet Download: Open Government
The map series is available as a fee free download under the Open Government Licence - Alberta.
To download Historical Forest Cover Map sheets, click the desired 1:250 000 NTS block. All maps contained within a 1:250 000 block will be included in the NTS Block download. Each map sheet is provided in Adobe PDF or Tif format within a downloadable WinZip file. Please note: each zipped map sheet package varies in size.
View the 1: 250 000 NTS map sheet index to determine map sheet number identifiers
- 1: 250 000 NTS Index (PDF, 152 KB)
PLEASE NOTE: Your use of the information will be governed by the terms of the Open Government Licence - Alberta, in force as of the date you accessed the information.