Director of Surveys
The Director of Surveys is an Alberta Land Surveyor employed by the Alberta Government and designated by the Minister of
Alberta Environment and Sustainable Resource Development (ESRD) to administer Alberta's Surveys Act.
Under the Surveys Act, the Director of Surveys
Coordinates the establishment, maintenance and preservation of the provincial land survey system
Provides the provincial spatial referencing system
For more details, review the following:
Surveys Act Administration
Administration of the Surveys Act is accomplished through the Land Surveys and Geodetic Control programs.
Find news on policy updates, services provided and products available as part of the administration of the Surveys Act:
Updated Plan Submission Requirements for Changes in Natural Boundaries
The purpose of this document is to assist staff of the Surveys and Technical Services Section and other stakeholders — primarily Alberta Land Surveyors – regarding updated plan submission requirements for changes in natural boundaries.
This will improve the ability of the Division to adjudicate plans that reflect changes in natural boundaries.
Dual Registration of Public Land Surveys
The Purpose of this document is to assist staff of the Surveys and Technical Services Section and other stakeholders, primarily
Alberta Land Surveyors to deal with registration of public land surveys in a uniform and consistent manner.
Listed below are various websites used by the Director of Surveys. This is not an endorsement of the sites.
Alberta Land Surveyors' Association
The website of the geomatic professionals, Alberta Land Surveyors contains information on the survey profession in Alberta.
Registries' Spatial Information System (SPIN)
SPIN allows province-wide graphic or text-based search for specific types of Government of Alberta land-related information.
This information includes registered survey plans and the Director of Surveys official plan set and official field notes.
The agent for Spatial Data Warehouse Ltd., AltaLIS is responsible for making Alberta's base mapping infrastructure more
available, accessible, accurate and affordable.
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Updated: Oct 10, 2012