The Alberta Municipal Data Sharing Partnership
(AMDSP) is a grassroots group of Alberta municipalities and First Nations working together to create and collect standardized addresses, common places, and road network datasets for all municipalities in the province. The primary purpose of creating this data is to provide emergency response agencies with accurate and up-to-date information to better serve Albertans. Currently, approximately half of the municipalities in Alberta participate in the AMDSP. AMDSP is seeking participation from those not yet involved.
All Alberta municipalities fulfill the role and responsibility of ensuring roads are named and municipal addresses are assigned for their residents. The AMDSP has built a robust online submission tool that allows each member partner to submit their data updates regularly with minimal effort. AMDSP is also developing an automated submission process for the members that require this level of service. AMDSP also can work alongside members to help format their data and to build effective workflows to facilitate regular “effortless” updates.
To assist with the initial data creation, formatting, and error correction, AMDSP is currently offering a subsidy to offset a portion of the cost related to this one-time effort. For more information on the subsidy or the work of the AMDSP, please visit AMDSP.ca
or contact the following:
Bryce Surina AMDSP Chair
The above-mentioned subsidy can be used to offset costs related to the efforts of staff, support from a neighboring municipality, or to contribute to the costs of contracting a vendor to take on data creation responsibilities. For recommendations on vendors that may be capable of performing this work, contact the AMDSP Chair. The subsidy offer will expire on April 15, 2020.
For enquiries, please contact:
Wyatt Skovron Senior Policy Advisor wyatt@RMAlberta.com
Tasha Blumenthal Director of External Relations & Advocacy tasha@RMAlberta.com