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Ordering Digital Products

Before You Order


The distribution of Informatics Branch information is provided as a service to the user and the information is copyrighted to the Government of Alberta.

Use Constraint

Redistribution of Informatics Branch information in whole or in part, whether alone or as part of a value added product, is not permitted without the prior written consent of Informatics Branch on behalf of the Minister of Environment and Parks, Government of Alberta.

In view of the dated nature of the data, it is the responsibility of the user of the data:

  1. to confirm with Informatics Branch whether later versions are available before making use of the data
  2. if the Minister permits the user to provide the data to other users, to advise users of the age and status of the data

All digital data product deliveries are subject to the conditions outlined in the Informatics Branch End-user License Agreement for Digital Data.

Distribution Liability

The user agrees that:

  • the information and each part thereof
  • any formatting or presentation thereof
  • any storage media on which it is provided, and any communication of any kind, incidental or in relation thereto is provided to the user by the Minister and the Crown without warranty or representation as to any matter including but not limited to:
  • whether the information and storage media is correct, accurate or free from error, defect, danger, or hazard
  • whether it is otherwise useful or suitable for any use the user may make of it.

The Crown in right of Alberta, the Minister and her employees and agents, shall not be liable for any claims, costs, losses, or damages, including any special, indirect, incidental or consequential loss or damage, which the user may incur or experience as a result of the use or possession of the information or associated storage media.

Ordering Instructions

All requests for data / information are accepted via Email, FAX, or Canada Post.

All requests must include:

  • Company / Organization Name
  • Physical Address
  • Contact Person(s) Name
  • Phone and FAX Numbers
  • Email Address
  • List of Products required
  • The intended use of the data

If you are a contractor / consultant working on behalf of the Government of Alberta (GoA) and require data from the Resource Data Product Catalogue to support your contractual obligations, the data must be requested by the GoA business area requesting your services.

Format Name

Data is only available in its native data format as identified in each product description.

Transfer Size

Varies and is dependent on the specific product and/or volume of data requested.

Technical Prerequisites

To utilize digital information, specialized graphics or GIS software (i.e. ArcInfo™, ArcView™, ArcGIS™, or MicroStation™) may be required.

Online Delivery Option

Data will be delivered via the Ministry’s external FTP (File Transfer Protocol) site utilizing WinZip® password encrypted files. Data may also be provided via email with the exception of data exceeding reasonable size limits.

File Compression

File compression technology shall be utilized when required.

Custom Order Process

Limited custom order processing of Informatics Branch information may be available to Alberta Environment and Parks personnel and contractors working on behalf of the Ministry.


Requests for information are processed and completed in order of receipt with the exception of Alberta Environment and Parks requests that have been authorized as priority status. All requests for information are completed within five (5) working days of receiving the request wherever possible.


Data is provided free of charge unless otherwise indicated.

Contact the Data Distribution Unit

Data Distribution Unit
Informatics Branch
Information and Data Provisioning Services
Corporate Services Division,
Alberta Environment and Parks
14th Floor Oxbridge Place
9820 - 106 Street NW
Edmonton, AB Canada T5K 2J6
Phone: (780) 427-7374
Fax: (780) 422-0712


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Updated: Sep 28, 2015