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Tools and Applications – Canada Lands Surveys

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Helpful Guide to the Canada Lands Survey System

Help for Choosing a Tool

Use the following image to help you choose the right Canada Lands Survey Records search tool for your needs.

Which Tool Should I Use: Helpful Guide to the Canada Lands Survey System
(PDF, 0.6 MB)

Search tools for the Canada Lands Survey Records

See Data Overview for more information about these tools.

See Important Notes regarding CLSS Map Browser and Canada Lands in Google Earth.

CLSS Map Browser

An interactive, map based plan and parcel search tool.

Canada Lands in Google Earth

An overlay providing an integrated view of boundaries and parcels in Google Earth.

Download the Canada Lands Overlay (KMZ, 421 bytes) for Google Earth.

Survey Plan Search

A text based search tool for all current and historical records.

Survey Project Search

A text based search tool for in-progress survey projects.

Oil and Gas Tools

The land division system used for describing the extent of oil and gas interests located in the Northwest Territories, Nunavut or in Canada's offshore area is defined in the Canada Oil and Gas Land Regulations. This land division system consists of a grid system divided into Grid Areas, Sections, and Units – all referenced to the North American Datum of 1927 (NAD27).  The following are available to support work within this system:

Oil and Gas grid converter tool  - computes the NAD83 coordinates and surface areas for the corresponding NAD27 Grid Areas, Sections and Units

Oil and Gas grid information in ShapefileTM format - a geo-spatial representation of the land division system, in NAD83 coordinates in ShapefileTM format. The dataset is composed of three layers: Grid Areas; Sections; and Units.

Well Offsets Tool - computes the offset of a point on the NAD83 datum with respect to the unit boundaries in which it is located and computes the corner coordinates and boundary azimuths for the corresponding Grid Area, Section and Unit

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