Open Government Portal

As part of our commitment in the Canada’s third biennial plan to the Open Government Partnership to “launch an online, federated, multi-jurisdictional open data search service in partnership with one or more provinces and territories”, users can now search for the Government of Alberta datasets through this portal as part of a pilot project. For any questions, contact us at open-ouvert@tbs-sct.gc.ca

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36 records found
  • Federal

    Current Water Levels, 2008

    The map shows 3172 hydrometric stations, 1491 active and 1681 inactive, located on rivers and lakes across the country. All the stations on the map are situated in a drainage area of 200 square kilometres or more. For 1200 stations shown on the map, surface water level measurements are recorded...
    Organization:
    Natural Resources Canada
    Resource Formats:
    • JP2
    • ZIP
    • other
  • Federal

    Area Irrigated in Western Canada, 2001

    Canada has one of the most plentiful supplies of fresh water in the world. However, this supply is not limitless, and must be shared among many users. The agriculture sector is one of many competitors for this resource: It uses about 9% of the water withdrawn in Canada. The four western provinces...
    Organization:
    Natural Resources Canada
    Resource Formats:
    • JP2
    • ZIP
    • other
  • Federal

    The hydrologic cycle

    Hydrology is the science concerned with the occurrence and distribution of water on and under the earth. Meteorology is the science dealing with the atmosphere and the movement of water, both as vapour and as liquid, in the air. Both sciences are concerned with the hydrologic cycle - the...
    Organization:
    Natural Resources Canada
    Resource Formats:
    • JPG
    • PDF
  • Federal

    Transportation Routes

    Contained within the 5th Edition (1978 to 1995) of the National Atlas of Canada is a map that shows the major routes for four transport modes (air, rail, road and water) using 1983 data.
    Organization:
    Natural Resources Canada
    Resource Formats:
    • JPG
    • PDF
  • Federal

    Hydropower Resources

    Hydroelectricity is electricity generated by hydropower, which usually requires the potential energy of water stored behind a dam to drive a water turbine and generator. The map shows 632 large dams and 6 major dams. Major dams are defined as being greater than 150 metres in height and large dams...
    Organization:
    Natural Resources Canada
    Resource Formats:
    • JP2
    • ZIP
    • other
  • Federal

    Lakes, Rivers and Glaciers

    Contained within the 4th Edition (1974) of the Atlas of Canada is a map that shows the lakes, rivers and glaciers as well as the major drainage areas. Provincial and territorial boundaries are shown, but otherwise there are no other names or symbols shown on the Canadian land surface.
    Organization:
    Natural Resources Canada
    Resource Formats:
    • PDF
    • JPG
  • Federal

    Drainage Basins

    Contained within the 4th Edition (1974) of the Atlas of Canada is a map that shows drainage basins as well as major lakes and diversions. The map displays the ocean drainage areas along with component river basins and diversion areas for the Arctic, Pacific, Hudson Bay and Atlantic drainage areas.
    Organization:
    Natural Resources Canada
    Resource Formats:
    • PDF
    • JPG
  • Federal

    Aerodromes and Airports (2006)

    The air transportation infrastructure consists of airports, aerodromes and the civilian Air Navigation System (ANS). There are approximately 1775 aerodromes in Canada. Aerodromes are facilities where aircraft can take-off and land. On the map, they are categorized into three types of aerodromes:...
    Organization:
    Natural Resources Canada
    Resource Formats:
    • JP2
    • ZIP
    • other
  • Federal

    Fishery-reliant Communities, 2001

    There are 207 fishery-reliant communities, of which 80 have a reliance of 50% or greater and 127 have a reliance of 30 to 49%. The communities are almost all located near salt water. Only one, Grand Rapids, Manitoba on the shores of Lake Winnipeg, is in the interior of Canada.
    Organization:
    Natural Resources Canada
    Resource Formats:
    • JP2
    • ZIP
    • other
  • Federal

    Utility-operated Generating Stations, 1997: By Technology

    This map shows the 630 generating stations operated by utilities, with the stations being classed by their operating technology. The seven technologies shown represent water-power (hydro-electric and tidal), conventional thermal (internal combustion, combustion turbine, and steam), nuclear, and...
    Organization:
    Natural Resources Canada
    Resource Formats:
    • JP2
    • ZIP
    • other
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