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GIS Resources

Spatial and Numeric Data Services guide to GIS data available at the University of Calgary.

Boundary files

Alberta municipal boundary files from AltaLIS

  • includes counties, MDs, special areas, improvement districts, cities, towns, villages, summer villages, and hamlets

Census boundary files 2001-2016 Statistics Canada

Census boundary files 1911-2011 Scholar's Portal

Census boundary maps and shapefiles Alberta Office of Statistics and Information

Health Regions / Zones

Federal electoral districts


Atlas of Historical County Boundaries GIS files for US counties, includes historical boundary revisions

World country boundaries IPUMS International

geoBoundaries The world's largest open, free and research-ready database of political administrative boundaries.