Important Notes

CLSS Map Browser

The Canada Lands Survey System (CLSS) Map Browser may NOT depict all plans recorded in the Canada Lands Survey Records (CLSR). The various scenarios where this may be the case are as follows:

  • Update lag - there is a time delay between plan recording and updating of the CLSS Map Browser
  • Plans without spatial extent – the CLSS Map Browser is limited to representing plans, plans and field notes and field notes only surveys for which a polygon describing the spatial extent was defined. The following document types may not be available through the Map Browser:
    • Reports
    • Mapping products
    • Sketches
  • Plans relating to former or cancelled Canada Lands – Lands which are no longer Canada Lands as per section 24 of the Canada Lands Surveys Act are not available through the CLSS Map Browser
  • Very old plans that were never digitized – Some earlier plans may not be included in CLSS Map Browser because they were never digitized and integrated with the data set.  For a complete record of all historical plans, use the Plan Search tool.
  • The Canada Lands Survey Records (CLSR) are updated regularly and reflect the most recent recorded survey information. In order to obtain a complete listing of all applicable plans including those exceptions listed above, please refer to the CLSS Survey Plan Search.

Canada Lands in Google Earth

Each of the scenarios described above that explain cases where the CLSS Map Browser may NOT depict all plans recorded in the Canada Lands Survey Records (CLSR) also apply for the Canada Lands in Google Earth. In addition, in Google Earth only the most current plan associated with a parcel may be retrieved.