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November – #30DayMapChallenge

  • Posted by MG UG
  • On October 21, 2020

  We are preparing for a special cartography event this November and encourage you to do the same! Please...

MGUG Virtual Coffee Chats: Register by October 23!

  • Posted by MG UG
  • On October 16, 2020

Sign up for the second MGUG Virtual Coffee Chat by Friday October 23rd for a chance to connect one-on-one...

MGUG Education Update

  • Posted by MG UG
  • On July 22, 2020

Hey Folks! Hard to believe that we are well into July.  If you are an educator I hope you...

  • Education, MGUG
 

Fall Conference 2020 is Cancelled due to COVID-19

  • Posted by MG UG
  • On April 14, 2020

Fall Conference 2020 is Cancelled due to COVID-19   With all of the uncertainty regarding COVID-19, the MGUG Board...

Learn How to Teach with GIS When School is Disrupted

  • Posted by MG UG
  • On March 17, 2020

Are you a teacher? Do you know a teacher who is going to be teaching online? Do you have...

Ideas from the City of Winnipeg hackathon

  • Posted by MG UG
  • On March 10, 2020

Here are some of the pitches made in the opendata day for the City of winnipeg. https://engage.winnipeg.ca/opendata/brainstormers/hackathon-ideas

Summer Educational Resources

  • Posted by MG UG
  • On July 17, 2019

Educators & GIS Ambassadors, I know you are not probably bored of summer yet, but on those rainy days...

  • Education, GIS Lessons, Resources, StoryMaps
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MGUG Education Awards

  • Posted by MG UG
  • On April 21, 2019

The MGUG Award Notification is out!   Manitoba GIS User Group honours achievements in Post-Secondary and Secondary School GIS programs,...

  • 2019, Education Awards
 

ESRI Story Map Contest

  • Posted by MG UG
  • On March 31, 2019

Last year I was fortunate enough to be invited to be a judge in Esri Canada Schools National Story...

The Free and Open Source Software for Geospatial (FOSS4G) Conference comes to Canada in 2020

  • Posted by MG UG
  • On February 4, 2019

A consortium of GIS organizations in Calgary has won the right to host the Free and Open Source Software...

GeoConnections Invitation for Projects for Fiscal Years 2018-2019 and 2019-2020

  • Posted by MG UG
  • On November 30, 2018

GeoConnections announces the Invitation for Projects for Fiscal Years 2018-2019 and 2019-2020. For this Invitation for Projects, GeoConnections is...

Rob Langston – Recipient of 2018 Geographic Literacy Award

  • Posted by MG UG
  • On October 26, 2018

CONGRATULATIONS ROB !!! Brandon Teacher is recognized for his award-winning work to advance geography teaching in Canada: Rob Langston...

MGUG Annual Awards Results

  • Posted by MG UG
  • On October 23, 2018

MGUG presented the annual MGUG Awards during our 2018 Fall Conference. We are happy to announce the winners are:...

Check out MGUG’s new SWAG Store!

  • Posted by MG UG
  • On October 19, 2018

Help support the community and get some fashionable branded swag! MGUG Store

Conference Programs now available

  • Posted by MG UG
  • On October 15, 2018

Industry Experts Converge to Discuss Leading Ideas at MGUG Conference

  • Posted by MG UG
  • On October 9, 2018

In just over a week…. On October 17th, 2018, at the Club Regent Event Centre (1425 Regent Ave. W), at...

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MGUG Speaker PAUL MORIN featured in NY Times

  • Posted by MG UG
  • On September 18, 2018

Don’t miss his presentation and Q and A on this amazing project!   Register NOW!  

Have a job posting?

  • Posted by MG UG
  • On September 14, 2018

All members can now submit jobs, Co-Ops, or volunteer positions to MGUG Job Board! Click on jobs > post...

Student Competition extended to September 28th.

  • Posted by MG UG
  • On September 14, 2018

Student poster competition has been extended to September 28th.   Please contact education@mgug.ca for more details.    

Exciting new changes to MGUG Awards!

  • Posted by MG UG
  • On July 12, 2018

MGUG is thrilled to announce an exciting change to our Annual MGUG Award! Instead of having one award per...

Support your community! Sponsor MGUG!

  • Posted by MG UG
  • On July 5, 2018

By sponsoring us, your name and logo will be seen by our 2000+ members, as well as shared on...

Red River College Closes the GIS Program – Steven Hills, GISP

  • Posted by MG UG
  • On July 2, 2018

Red River College has closed 3 programs, one of which is the GIS diploma program and has laid off...

MGUG unveils their new logo!

  • Posted by MG UG
  • On May 2, 2018

MGUG is excited to announce the unveiling of our newly improved logo! With ‘Friendly Manitoba’ standing out as the...

Call for judges – Skills Manitoba 2018

  • Posted by MG UG
  • On March 15, 2018

The GIS Skills Competition is looking for a couple of extra judges to help assess students’ work, maps, and...

Migration is Risky

  • Posted by MG UG
  • On March 4, 2018

To conserve energy, migrating birds often take direct—and dangerous—routes, which can expose them to storms, predators, and disorientation from...

Mayan City uncovered by LiDAR

  • Posted by MG UG
  • On February 7, 2018

http://www.cbc.ca/news/technology/mayan-pyramids-1.4519863

ESRI February Map of the Month – How is mineral exploration affecting caribou?

  • Posted by MG UG
  • On February 5, 2018

 CONGRATULATIONS to WCS Canada ESRI February’s App of the Month is Wildlife Conservation Society Canada’s “How is mineral exploration affecting...

Call for Workshop Proposals

  • Posted by MG UG
  • On January 2, 2018

The MGUG AGM is happening February 21, 2018. We are looking for speakers who would be willing to do...

Call for Volunteers and Board Members

  • Posted by MG UG
  • On January 2, 2018

MGUG wants you! JOIN THE BOARD! We have some openings for new board members this year starting February 2018. ...

New Book – A History of Canada in Ten Maps: Epic Stories of Charting a Mysterious Land.

  • Posted by MG UG
  • On November 26, 2017

Charting a course for the past Author uses maps to explore our country’s ‘violent, epic, adventurous’ history   Earlier...

MGUG AND GEOWEEK!

  • Posted by MG UG
  • On November 16, 2017

How have you celebrated GeoWeek? For many of us as professionals we use GIS on a daily basis. However...

Land cover map of North America at 30-meter spatial resolution released by the CEC

  • Posted by MG UG
  • On November 7, 2017

Montreal, 2 November 2017—A new map produced by the trinational North American Land Change Monitoring System (NALCMS) and supported...

Prairie Climate Center – New maps highlight changes coming to Canada’s climate

  • Posted by MG UG
  • On October 22, 2017

A new series of maps made by climatologists at the Prairie Climate Centre highlights just how vulnerable Canada is...

Winnipeg Free Press -Most Common Winnipeg Tree Maps.

  • Posted by MG UG
  • On October 22, 2017

Winnipeg has one of the largest remaining mature urban elm forests in North America, but that’s is a problematic...

Love in the Air? – Manitoba Breeding Bird Atlas goes live

  • Posted by MG UG
  • On October 8, 2017

From the mixed-grass Prairie habitats of the southwest through the bushy boreal forests of the Interlake and all the...

Drones could battle mosquitoes in Winnipeg

  • Posted by MG UG
  • On September 20, 2017

Drones have proven to be an effective tool for locating mosquito development sites.  The UAV (Unmanned Aerial Vehicle) would...

Northern Mapping Project is preserving Inuit traditional knowledge

  • Posted by MG UG
  • On September 15, 2017

From Canadian Geographic:   A new mapping project in Clyde River, Nunavut, is bringing generations of Inuit knowledge and...

Hurricane Harvey damage captured on 360 degree cameras.

  • Posted by MG UG
  • On September 13, 2017

A team from the US Army Corps of Engineers and the Center for Robotic-Assisted Search and Rescue (CRASAR) ran an...

Map of Fall Suppers

  • Posted by MG UG
  • On September 9, 2017

Fall Suppers are a fairly good Manitoba Tradition, so for the last few years this site has had a...

Manitoba farmer creates intricate Canada 150 corn maze

  • Posted by MG UG
  • On September 5, 2017

Deer Meadow Farm near Winnipeg, Man. has constructed a corn maze shaped like a map of Canada to celebrate...

Solar Eclipse GIS Data

  • Posted by MG UG
  • On August 18, 2017

If you’re as excited about the solar eclipse as we are I’m sure you’re itching for data! Luckily NASA...

ESRI – August’s App of the Month: Drinking Water Advisories in Manitoba

  • Posted by MG UG
  • On August 17, 2017

To ensure that residents receive timely and current information as quickly as possible, the Government of Manitoba (GeoManitoba) developed...

Online / Class UAV Ground School UAV Pilot Training – Brandon University

  • Posted by MG UG
  • On July 18, 2017

Brandon University – UAV Ground School Training National UAV Pilot Ground School Courses offered at Brandon University in compliance...

New Keynote Added!

  • Posted by MG UG
  • On July 12, 2017

MGUG is thrilled to announce another keynote speaker for our upcoming conference! Jill Heinerth, Royal Canadian Geographic Society, Explorer-in-Residence...

Couldn’t Make it to ESRI UC International this year?

  • Posted by MG UG
  • On July 12, 2017

If you missed Esri UC in San Diego this year, never fear!  You can watch the plenary session online...

Indigenous Lands added to Google Earth

  • Posted by MG UG
  • On June 21, 2017

  As of June 21st, 3,000 Indigenous lands have been added to Google Earth after partnership with the Firelight...

Winnipeg Bike Week! (And Bike Data)

  • Posted by MG UG
  • On June 17, 2017

This Week marks the Fourth Annual  Bike Week Winnipeg (June 17-23), and the 10th anniversary of Bike to work...

Deep Learning Neural Networks and Remote Sensing in Manitoba

  • Posted by MG UG
  • On May 11, 2017

Deep Learning Neural Networks and Remote Sensing in Manitoba The province of Manitoba is tasked with producing a land...

Registration now open for Fall 2017 Conference!

  • Posted by MG UG
  • On May 1, 2017

Buy your tickets now for Manitoba’s biggest and best GIS event, held this year at the Manitoba Museum’s brand new Alloway Hall!...

Congratulations – Manitoba Government Honoured for GIS Excellence

  • Posted by MG UG
  • On April 28, 2017

Great work to all those involved. An honor that all can be proud of! Manitoba Honoured    

Manitoba GIS Skills Competition! -ZOMBIE EDITION

  • Posted by MG UG
  • On April 18, 2017

2017 Manitoba Skills GIS Competition Escape Winnipeg; Zombies Invade! Zombies have invaded!  Your job is to use GIS to...

Flying your Drone Safely and Legally

  • Posted by MG UG
  • On March 25, 2017

Flying a drone for work, research, or as a hobby?   You may need special permission from Transport Canada....

2017-18 Board of Directors

  • Posted by MG UG
  • On March 20, 2017

Please welcome this year’s MGUG Board of Directors! all directors can be reached at mailto:info@mgug.ca President – Jocelynn Johnson...

Shiny New Website

  • Posted by MG UG
  • On February 15, 2017

Thanks to Modern Earth for our shiny new website! Please update or register and leave your comments on this...

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MGUG Post-Secondary Award 2016

  • Posted by MG UG
  • On October 12, 2016

MGUG 2016 Post Secondary Award Submission Details Posters must be no larger than 48 inches wide by 36 inches...

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Two Board Vacancies

  • Posted by MG UG
  • On September 13, 2016

If you have always been interested in being more involved in MGUG, or would like to nominate someone for...

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Join GESA and MGUG for PechaKucha Night

  • Posted by MG UG
  • On September 13, 2016

On Thursday, November 19th at 5:00 pm, the University of Winnipeg’s Geography & Environmental Students Association (GESA) and the...