Accessing Geospatial Data:
Winnipeg & Manitoba

Meg Miller - GIS & Data Visualization Librarian



  • Discuss differences between proprietary and open data;
  • Simplify workflows by locating geospatial resources on UML website;
  • Gain familiarity with open data portals (municipal, provincial, federal, & other);
  • Understand workflows for submitting data requests to legal counsel;


  1. Overview of data licenses;
  2. UML website access points:
    • LibGuides
    • Future
  3. Explore:
    • Winnipeg Open Data Portal
    • Manitoba Land Inventory
    • GeoGratis
    • Other
  4. Workflows for submitting data requests to Legal Counsel;
  5. Research Integration Tips.

Data Licenses:

Open Data

Licensed/ Proprietary Data

Library Access Points:


GISHub (coming soon!)

Explore Open Data

  1. Winnipeg Open Data
  2. Manitoba Land Inventory (MLI)
  3. GeoGratis
  4. OpenStreetMap (OSM)

Accessing Proprietary Data

City of Winnipeg submission:

  1. Coverpage
  2. Contracts form
  3. Data sharing agreement (stamped and signed by legal)
  4. Screenshot of study area

Time Saving Tips:

  • Timelines
  • Projections
  • Licenses
  • Currency

Upcoming Fall/ Winter Sessions

(Wednesdays 12:00 to 13:00)