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Since 1960, the Surveys Section has been responsible for approval and storage of Alberta’s wellsite traverse survey plans. On December 1, 1997, the Land Titles Office of Alberta Registries began registering the plans. The office scanned 5,499 plans and 2,526 index cards onto compact discs (CDs). The CDs became available on September 15, 1998. A download the complete set can be downloaded from the Director of Surveys.
About the data set
Information about the registered wellsite traverse survey plans is stored in two folders.
The Index folder holds TIFF files of all plan index cards. These contain both traverse-plan diagrams for each township and a list of the plans within the township.
View a sample of a Wellsite Index Card (PDF, 227 KB)
The Wellsite folder holds TIFF files of wellsite traverse plans by vault (WS) number. The Surveys Section assigns these vault numbers. Information about 338 dormant wellsite traverse plans is also available in this folder. These are plans that have not yet been approved.
View a sample of a wellsite traverse plan at Wellsite Plan WS 500 (PDF, 83 KB)
The Surveys Section tried to get the clearest images possible when scanning the original material. However, in some images it may be difficult to read the information. If you find an unreadable image, please let us know (see contact information below for Edward Titanich).
The Surveys Section will look at the original material and try to improve the image. If that isn’t possible, the plan’s original surveyor must be contacted.
The office tried to acquire all plans, but WS108570 and WS122241 are missing.
Here is a list of updated images that can be downloaded. After downloading, replace the previous versions with these new ones.
|Image||Folder||Date of Update||Description|
|121389.tif||W4||October 06, 1999||Replaced with a better quality image.|
|3764.tif||W5||October 06, 1999||Replaced with the correct image.|
|2913.tif||W6||October 06, 1999||Replaced with a better quality image.|
|123577.tif||W6||October 06, 1999||Replaced with a better quality image.|
|3012||W5||February 10, 2000||Moved image from W4 to W5 - Updated database.|
|116531||W5||February 10, 2000||Moved image from W6 to W5 - Updated database.|
|123835||W5||February 10, 2000||Moved image from W4 to W5 - Updated database.|
|3583.tif||W5||May 18, 2000||Replaced with the correct image.|
|853.tif||W6||October 12, 2000||Correction made to plan.|
|114766.tif||W4||March 6, 2001||Replaced with a better quality image.|
|1894.tif||W4||March 6, 2001||Replaced with a better quality image.|
|122062||W4||December 5, 2001||Moved image from W6 to W4 - Updated database|
|401.tif||W6||November 30, 2004||Replaced with a better quality image|
|104178.tif||W6||January 11, 2007||Replaced with the correct image.|
|423084.tif||W4||August 23, 2010||Replaced index card image with the correct image for 84-23-4.|
|309.tif||W5 DVD||January 24, 2018||Replaced image with an image containing a notification regarding existence of partial TWP 127.|
|1479.tif||W6 DVD||January 24, 2018||Replaced image with an image containing a notification regarding existence of partial TWP 127.|
To connect with 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
For more information about the wellsite traverse project, contact the Director of Surveys: