The Alberta Township File identifies land (section, township, range) in a grid format known as Dominion Land Survey (DLS) system. It is a graphic representation of these section boundaries (approximately 1 mile X 1 mile). The file contains Section Boundary, Section Name, Original Road Allowance and Quarter Section attribute information.
The polygons in this file represent the section boundaries determined in 1997 by examination and review of all registered legal plans in The City of Calgary. Each section within the city limits are defined by eight quarter section pins and also boundary cadastral stations. The line work was created in 2006 from data which was formally released to The City in 1997.
Census data is an official count of dwelling units and population within those units. The data is physically collected and may be supplemented with other information such as the periodic age/gender distribution data. This additional data allows for better interpretation of the population statistics. A community district is a fixed boundary within Calgary, created by and for the Corporation. It represents a distinct geographical area of the city that is determined through the Land Development/Subdivision Process and approved by Council.
This file includes the licensed businesses in the City of Calgary. Data fields include: Trade name, Business Location, Creation Date, Status, License Type and Community District of the business. All businesses created before October 7, 1994 reflect this date as their anniversary date.
The Development Permit Public Notices data set consists of development permits which have been made public. The City of Calgary is required by law to publish Development Permit information for two weeks.
The voting subdivision defines the area served by a voting station which is where an elector casts his/her vote. It is an area of a local jurisdiction or ward designated as a voting subdivision by the Returning Officer. The Returning Officer may divide the local jurisdiction into voting subdivisions and may alter their boundaries.
Related information: Visit Elections Alberta website