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Alberta Data Partnerships Ltd. is committed to our Vision of “Making Alberta’s spatial data more comprehensive and accessible” and part of that is to clearly state our alignment for Canada’s Open Data Principles  and the Government of Alberta’s Open Information and Open Data Policy. These principles policies align with our Values and support our Strategic Priorities and allow us to better serve our stakeholders.

ADP is happy is share our Open Data Policy.


Alberta Data Partnerships Ltd. (ADP) would like to invite all interested stakeholders to attend a day of discovery and discussion in Edmonton on December 6, 2017 and Calgary on December 13, 2017. Topics will include

  • the Open Data Areas Alberta initiative,
  • a look back at ADP’s activities over the last three years since the last Stakeholder Session,
  • a government and/or industry perspective on Alberta’s evolving regulatory landscape, and
  • a workshop focused on the next steps of the Registered Interests on Titles Land (RITL) concept – a spatial record of surface activities on titled land in Alberta.

Register Here.


In 2015, Alberta Data Partnerships Ltd. (ADP) released an RFP to conduct a review of Canadian provincial mapping systems and those of selected international jurisdictions. After a review of proposals, MMM Group was selected to conduct the report. This included developing a survey, receiving responses and creating the report.

ADP is releasing an abridged version of that report. The reasoning for providing an shortened version is that the removed section of the report relates to a report completed for ADP and Altalis in 2005 that was created for internal purposes rather than for public information.

As a note, not all information in the report may be accurate today, as the survey was completed in 2015.

If you have any questions or concerns please contact ADP.

Abridged ADP Jurisdictional Scan


Stop by our booth at GeoAlberta on March 21 and 22 to have a chat and check out the data available from Open Data Areas Alberta and other open data providers.


After a competitive and open RFP process, Abacus Datagraphics Ltd. was awarded a contract by Alberta Data Partnerships to develop an application to replace the existing Plan Distribution System (PetroSurveys) which is used to distribute the public lands plans on behalf of the Alberta Government.

The application, BADGR, has been released. Users will find significant improvements in the web interface including a browser agnostic map search tool and simplified order form. Over the next few months features such as e-commerce and an API to make ordering plans even easier will be added to the application.

Users will also find the cost of ordering a plan has been reduced significantly from $15 to $3, although a plan must be paid for each time it is ordered.

This initiative supports the Strategic Priorities found in our 2016 -2021 Strategic Plan and will provide significant value to our private and public sector stakeholders.


Alberta Data Partnerships (ADP), in collaboration with the Ministry of Economic Development and Trade, have created the Open Data Area Alberta (ODAA) initiative to provide no-cost access to commercial and government data. ADP will also offer SMEs and industry grants for pre-commercial development of technology-based tools utilizing the data provided through the ODAA website and focused on the needs of industry and/or government.

Please visit www.opendataareas.ca to browse and download data, and review the pre-commercialization funding opportunities.


Following a competitive RFP process, MNC Ltd. was selected by ADP as the contractor responsible for updating and maintaining the Disposition Mapping, or DIDs, product. The decision was made by a selection committee of selected ADP Board Members, Government of Alberta and independent consultants. The contract terms were implemented on October 1, 2016 and AltaLIS will continue to manage the distribution of DIDs.

ADP looks forward to working MNC and continuing to support our customers and stakeholders meeting their business needs.


ADP exists within the policy, regulatory and political environment of Alberta and the unique public-private- partnership (P3) model of ADP has been extremely resilient and adaptive since its inception. The organization’s strategy must be aligned to its mandate to ensure key geospatial data sets are complete and accurate, that they connect the creators and users of geospatial data, and that they create a forum for discussion around geospatial data.

The strategic renewal process undertaken in 2015 involved re-examining the mission, vision and goals of the organization to ensure ADP is headed in the right direction and evaluating issues and opportunities for ADP moving forward to ensure it achieves its vision.

ADP is excited to share the key elements of the resulting 2016-2021 Strategic Plan and welcome any comments that our stakeholder community has.

ADP STRATEGIC RENEWAL KEY ELEMENTS


Alberta Data Partnerships Ltd (ADP) is conducting a Request for Proposal to select a Contractor to develop and maintain a Plan Distribution System. The plans are created for any surface work performed on Crown Land within the province of Alberta requires a plan to be submitted to the Surveys and Technical Services Section (STSS), Dispositions and Technical Services Branch, Alberta Environment and Parks along with an application form. These plans consist of survey plans, sketch plans, etc. filed by applicants for dispositions (lease, licence, other) for purposes such as well sites, pipeline or power line rights of way, roadways and etc.

ADP is a Part 9, non-profit corporation based in Alberta created to provide long-term management of comprehensive digital data sets for our stakeholders. Governed by a board of directors that includes the Government of Alberta, Alberta Energy Regulator, and representatives from municipalities, the resource industries and utilities, ADP has the core purpose of connecting the creators and users of geospatial data using a unique business model that ensures that the products and services that support our stakeholders’ needs remain accessible, affordable, useful, and of high quality.

Background on the current Plan Distribution System can be found at http://aep.alberta.ca/lands-forests/land-management/disposition-plan-requirements.aspx

The RFP and supporting documents can be found on Alberta Purchasing Connection at the following URL: http://vendor.purchasingconnection.ca

Search for: AB-2016-04957

Please contact Erik Holmlund at erik@abdatapartnerships.ca or 780.996.2922 for more information.


Alberta Data Partnerships Ltd (ADP) is conducting a Request for Proposal to select a Contractor to maintain the DIDs Mapping Framework Data and deliver the product to ADP for distribution to its customers through AltaLIS.

ADP is a Part 9, non-profit corporation based in Alberta created to provide long-term management of comprehensive digital data sets for our stakeholders. Governed by a board of directors that includes the Government of Alberta, Alberta Energy Regulator, and representatives from municipalities, the resource industries and utilities, ADP has the core purpose of connecting the creators and users of geospatial data using a unique business model that ensures that the products and services that support our stakeholders’ needs remain accessible, affordable, useful, and of high quality.

ADP operates a joint venture with AltaLIS, a private, for-profit corporation jointly owned by The Silvacom Group and North West Geomatics Ltd. AltaLIS performs the updating, re-engineering, storage, distribution, value-added redistribution and general management of data, including DIDs Mapping Framework Data, under license from ADP.

The RFP and supporting documents can be found on Alberta Purchasing Connection at the following URL: http://vendor.purchasingconnection.ca

Search for: AB-2016-02967

Please contact Erik Holmlund at erik@abdatapartnerships.ca or 780.996.2922 for more information.

Contact Us

To learn more about Alberta Data Partnerships and how we can help you, contact Erik.
erik@abdatapartnerships.ca
780.996.2922

10665 Jasper Avenue, Suite 1400
Edmonton, AB
T5J 3S9