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Boundaries map (multi-layer)


This map displays a number of administrative boundaries to facilitate orientation and interpretation of results. Multiple boundary areas can be viewed simultaneously. Boundaries include community and subcommunity boundaries, which were established by communities for the purposes of early childhood development (ECD) mapping in Alberta. For more information about ECD communities, click here.



How to navigate and read information


1.    Moving around the map


To zoom, use the Zoom in button + or the Zoom out button -, the mouse and scroll wheel, or the arrow keys on the keyboard. To zoom in, you can also press and hold the SHIFT key and drag a box on the map.


To zoom the map to its initial view, click the Default view button .


To pan, use your mouse and scroll wheel or the arrow keys on your keyboard.


To find your current location, click the Find my location button . You may need to authorize the site to access your location information. Your results may vary based on your connection type, Internet service provider, physical location, network and browser.

To switch the base map, mouse over the Layers button . The Layers button also allows you to choose the administrative boundary area you would like to view from a list of available boundary areas. You can choose to view several boundary areas simultaneously.
Please note: The accuracy and updating of base maps is the responsibility of base map providers.


If you have a Mac with OS X 10.6 or greater, you can use the multi-touch gestures by dragging two fingers to pan and zoom the map. The default behaviour is to pan. To zoom, press and hold the Shift key to zoom in or out. Dragging two fingers toward you zooms in; dragging two fingers away zooms out.



2.    Pop-ups


Pop-ups provide more information about a boundary area. Move mouse to a location on the map and left click. A pop-up will appear with:

·         the name of the ECD community within the boundary area,

·         usable EDIs (number of EDI questionnaires analyzed)

·         parental consent – percentage of parents who provided consent for their children to be included in the EDI study,


3.    Footer


Shows other important messages on how to interpret the web map.


4.    Search options


Type in an address to quickly find the community where it is located. 


5.    Legend


This shows you the colour of the boundaries for different administrative areas.


Administrative boundaries information


First Nations/Métis/Inuit


Information provided by AltaLIS Alberta Digital Mapping, licensed under AltaLIS terms and conditions and subject to copyright.


School authority boundaries for Francophone, Public and Separate School Jurisdictions


Information is the property of Alberta Education.  Map updated August 2014.


To get access to this GIS dataset, please contact:

            Glen Gamble

            Education Manager

            Business Operations & Stakeholder Support Branch

            Alberta Education

            Tel: (780) 644-5752



Provincial ridings


Information is owned by Elections Alberta (  The latest version is dated April 2012.


Child and Family Service (CFS) and Family and Community Support Service (FCSS)


The boundary information was generated by ECMap with consultation with CFS  and FCSS authorities.

Boundaries are based on Fall 2010 information.


Health Boundaries


These are the Alberta health zones as captured by Alberta Health Services

Displayed version: August 2014



Please note: ECMap makes no representations or warranties regarding the accuracy or completeness of this content.


Map boundaries may not overlap in the current view due to scale differences between the geographic layers.