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Several non-digital Land Survey-related products are available. These products are distributed by the Director of Surveys office. Products include elevation diagrams and wellsite control traverse plans.
A complete set of 225 scanned plans is available in digital Group 4 TIFF format (Tag Image Format) of Alberta Township System (ATS) elevation diagrams are available.
Included with the digital plans is a descriptive readme file and a file listing the contents of the digital set. Both of these files are available at:
Elevation diagrams are free, through electronic delivery.
Reproductions of most original surveyors’ field notes for the Alberta Township Survey are available on microfiche.
These field notes can be accessed through the Alberta Government Services Spatial Information System (SPIN).
For background on how we scan and store field notes, and for help using them, see the Help File Field Book Image Database. (PDF, 159 KB)
The original field-note documents are the property of the Provincial Archives of Alberta. For information on accessing the original documents, contact The Provincial Archives of Alberta.
Field-note copies are free to download from SPIN.
Historical and current township plans
Electronic and paper copy reproductions from microfiche for all early editions of township plans are available.
Copies can be found at SPIN.
To learn more about the background of the database and how to use it at the User Guide for Official Plans Database. (PDF, 106 KB)
The original township plans are property of the Provincial Archives of Alberta. For information on accessing the original documents, contact The Provincial Archives of Alberta.
There is a fee for each township plan accessed through SPIN, as follows:
- For digital copy, per township, $2 plus GST
- For hard copy, per township, $3 plus GST
Wellsite control traverse plans
TIFF files of wellsite control traverse plans in areas of unsurveyed territory are available. These plans show bearings, distances and monuments.
Wellsite control traverse plans are free, through electronic delivery.
For further information on land survey products, contact Edward Titanich, Lead Geomatics Specialist, Land Surveys Unit:
Surveys Section, Environment and Parks
15th Floor, Oxbridge Place
9820 106 Street NW
Edmonton, Alberta T5K 2J6
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