Data Provided by Enterra

Data Source Name Description Date Last Imported
Codes of Practice: Pipelines / Telecommunications lines crossing a water body / Water course crossings

The Codes of Practice are used to map the management areas and restricted activity periods for class A, B, C and D water bodies in Alberta. They outline objectives, standards and conditions to be met when undertaking the activity of constructing or removing watercourse crossing, and are legislated under the Alberta Water Act. Persons responsible who contravene the Water Act Code of Practice may be subject to enforcement provisions of the Water Act. There are guidelines available for meeting the objectives and conditions of the Codes of Practice which are managed by Alberta Environment and Parks.

April 18, 2014
Aerial Photographic Record System

The Government of Alberta Air Photo Distribution group manages and distributes a collection of over 1.5 million aerial photographs taken from 1949 to 2012, for 15,500 different projects. Most of these photographs are black and white; however, some areas have been photographed in colour or false colour. The projects were flown at different scales and on various dates.

April 18, 2014
Alberta Environment and Sustainable Resource Development Sensitive Wildlife Ranges

The Wildlife Sensitivity Ranges are spatial data layers identifying where sensitive wildlife may require protection. The Ranges are created based on aerial surveys, historical information, movements of collared animals (telemetry), and specific habitat types. There are specific operating conditions that may apply to industrial activities within these areas to mitigate the effects of development on wildlife populations and habitat. The Wildlife Sensitivity Range data sets are managed by Alberta Environment and Parks.

April 18, 2014
Alberta Water Well Information Database

The Alberta Water Well Information Database is a comprehensive database of water wells drilled in Alberta. It contains over 500,000 records relating to drilling reports, chemical analysis, springs, flowing shot holes, test holes, and pump tests on wells. The Water Well Information Database is administered by the Alberta Government Groundwater Information Centre.

April 18, 2014
AER Spills Data

The Spills data search accesses the Alberta Energy Regulator Field Surveillance Incident Inspection List (“AER Spills Data”). The AER Spills Data is a collection of incidents reported monthly to the AER from 1975 to present. The incidents are associated with wells, facilities and pipelines, and may include: Odour complaints, flaring complaints, public health complaints, safety complaints, lease management complaints, reportable releases (per AER Rules & Directives), and pipeline hits (per AER Rules & Directives).

Dec. 27, 2014
Agricultural Region of Alberta Soil Inventory Database

The AGRASID 4.0 database is a compilation and update of Alberta soil survey reports, and includes maps gathered over the past 75 years. It consists of seamless GIS and relational data files describing the spatial distribution of soils and associated landscapes within the agricultural region of Alberta. The origin data is formatted as either soil landscape polygons or as land system polygons. AGRASID is managed by Alberta Agriculture and Forestry.

April 18, 2014
Alberta Culture's September 2016 Listing of Historic Resources

The Listing of Historic Resources (formally the Listing of Significant Historical Sites and Areas) is a tool for regulating land-based development in Alberta. It identifies land containing, or believed to contain, historic resources. This includes archaeological sites, paleontological sites, Aboriginal traditional use sites, and historic structures. However, it is not a comprehensive list of all historic resources in Alberta. As new historic resources are located, they are added to the list. Each land parcel in the listing is assigned a Historical Resource Value and Category. The Listing of Historic Resources is used in applying for approval under the Alberta Historical Resources Act, and is managed by Alberta Culture and Tourism.

March 26, 2017
Alberta Conservation Information Management System

ACIMS is a biodiversity data centre providing information for conservation, natural resource management and development planning. It collects, analyzes and disseminates information on species and other non-taxonomic biological entities, ecological communities, and landform elements. ACIMS is managed by Alberta Environment and Parks.

Jan. 17, 2016
Green and White Areas

Green and white areas split the province of Alberta into two broad categories: green areas, which are mostly forested, provincially owned lands; and white areas which make up the rest of the province. This data set indicates whether a buffered area is in green, white, or both areas.

Nov. 24, 2014
Watersheds of Alberta

This data source contains the 132 watershed regions in Alberta which include watersheds, major sub-watersheds, basins, and drainage.

Dec. 6, 2014
Important Bird Areas

Canada’s Important Bird Areas Program is a science-based initiative to identify, conserve, and monitor a network of sites that provide essential habitat for Canada’s bird populations.

Nov. 24, 2014
Environmentally Significant Areas

Environmentally Significant Areas (ESAs) are specific areas defined by Alberta Environment and Parks. ESAs are areas important to the long-term maintenance of biological diversity and natural processes, that contain rare or unique elements, or that include elements that may require special management consideration due to their conservation needs. They are intended as an information tool for land-use planning and policy. The original 1998 compilation was most recently updated in 2014.

Jan. 17, 2016