The Province of Alberta's land base outside of federal and provincial parks is split into different areas of land known as Counties, Municipal Districts, Special Areas or Improvement Districts. The majority of these different jurisdictions produce maps that show whether a particular quarter section is crown land, leased crown land, crown land leased for grazing, or private land. These different lands are usually denoted by different colours. If you are wanting to find out who owns a specific quarter section, or if you are looking for up-to-date road information, buy a county map or municipal district map. County maps and Municipal maps mainly exist to show land ownership with each 1/4 section labeled with the owners name. Also shown by color coding are crown lands and leased lands. The maps are also very current for road information.