The Manitoba GIS User Group (MGUG) is a group of geomatics professionals and interested individuals using or supporting the use of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) for spatial data management, analysis, and visualization. Formed to facilitate communication between people working in all areas of GIS, the User Group meets to allow its members to learn more about current activities and technologies within the industry and to network with their peers.


To facilitate communication amongst the geomatics (GIS, GPS, surveying and remote sensing) community in Manitoba.


Provide opportunities for networking

Promote communication and exchange of information among the membership

Focus on interests that impact Manitoba

Provide opportunities for professional development

Organize and hold one or more conference-type meetings per year

Promote the Manitoba geomatics community


The development and maintenance of a website for use by members.

The holding of and participation in Conferences and Workshops

The publication of regular or special newsletters

The development and maintenance of a Manitoba Geomatics Directory

The dissemination of information on GIS and Geomatics topics of interest to its members

Working or partnering with like-minded groups or organizations

Such other activities and undertakings as may seem appropriate and consistent with the Group’s Purpose and Objectives

MGUG Board Job Descriptions

Manitoba GIS User Group (MGUG) Board members collectively and individually are responsible to the membership of MGUG to oversee the business of the organization in an effective manner. The MGUG Board of Directors is accountable for the performance, strategies, policies and performance of the organization.

Strategic Direction 2013-2015

The 2012 MGUG Annual General Meeting and Workshop was held February 10 at the University of Winnipeg. Forty-two MGUG members participated in a morning Strategic Planning Meeting to engage Manitoba GIS User Group members for ideas on MGUG’s strategic direction. The results of this meeting were used to inform the development of this Strategic Planning document. It is envisioned that current and future MGUG Boards will use input from this strategic session to guide priorities of the Group over the next 2-3 years. If you have some ideas to include in our Strategic Direction, please send them to us with our Contact Form.

MGUG Constitution