Mapping and Planning Support (M.A.P.S.) Alberta Capital Region is pleased to provide Social Atlases for both the Alberta Capital Region and the City of Edmonton.

These maps have evolved from the work M.A.P.S. has been undertaking with local area networks of human service providers since 2004 using the Community Mapping & Collaborative Planning Process (diagram and descriptor), which has been developed by them.

The benefits realized through the community mapping and collaborative planning process are:
  1. Participants are more informed about their community.
  2. A shared understanding of the needs and strengths of the community exists.
  3. Assumptions about their community are verified or challenged.
  4. Mapping provides the foundation for collective decision making and planning.
  5. A strong tool that coordinates a shared vision.
  6. Mapping provides a foundation for collaborative efforts.
Although M.A.P.S. has made every effort to ensure the information within the maps is accurate and correct; it should be noted that the maps are a work in progress and will continuously evolve as colleagues use them. The software utilized in creating these maps is ArcGIS Desktop 10.3.

It is our hope is that the maps and the community mapping and planning process will continue to be used as a collaborative planning and development tool in human services and other areas of community development.
  • Alberta Capital Region Social Atlas (Updated: July, 2017) - visualizes demographic and socio economic data, as well as resources for the entire region. Resource maps, with complementary data, are also included for the counties of Sturgeon, Parkland, Leduc, Strathcona and the cities of St. Albert and Edmonton.

  • City of Edmonton Social Atlas (Updated: October, 2017) - contains maps that visualize sets of socioeconomic data (both federal and municipal), program data from our partners, and resource locations with complementary data.
  • The City of Edmonton is also using maps to visualize information for it's citizens. If you are interested you might want to check them out!
    • Crime Mapping: The City of Edmonton Police Service's Neighborhood Crime Mapping Website visualizes 8 crime types that it will plot on a neighborhood map (which you select) over a specified time period (which you also select).
    • Interactive Maps: These maps will assist you in locating a wide variety of City of Edmonton facilities such as fire stations, parks, sports fields and even bus stops.

  • City Data provides useful charts and graphs depicting a variety of socio economic information (ie: education, citizenship, age characteristics, language, earnings/income, etc.) for a number of cities, towns and villages within Alberta.

  • The University of Waterloo's website provides maps, tables, analysis and links for Canadian cities. It's objective is to make publicly available research and data analysis of Canada's changing cities to serve as a portal to create dialogue and share data analysis of suburbanization in Canada.