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The University of Manitoba campuses are located on original lands of Anishinaabeg, Cree, Oji-Cree, Dakota, and Dene peoples, and on the homeland of the Métis Nation. More


Introduces patrons to Geographic Information Systems (GIS) tools and geospatial data resources used in GIS software



A suite of data and software, from DMTI Spatial Inc., is now available to current faculty, students and staff of the University of Manitoba, for non-commercial purposes. Please see the access, products, and license information which follows, to determine if this resource can be of use to you.


These files are available to current faculty, students and staff of the University of Manitoba, for non-commercial purposes. To access these products, please contact

DMTI Products include:

  • CanMap Atlas, CanMap Rail, Clutter, DEM, Census boundaries.
  • CanMap Route Logistics: road directions, type, names and number, exit ramp numbers, estimate travel time in minutes. Points of interest: airports (aer), car pool lots (cpl), education (edu), golf courses (glf), health care centres (hcr), populated areas (ppn), toll booths (tol), weigh stations (wgh). Topographic information such as: airports, building types (building footprints), hydrographic stations, industrial and resource regions, land use, pipelines and transmission regions, vegetation, and wetlands.

  • CanMap Water: represents detailed coverage of water features for provinces in Canada and was engineered from a combination of National Topographic Data Base (NTDB) 1:50,000 and 1:250,000 scale hydrographic mapping data.

  • CanMap Parks: represents over 1,800 national, provincial and territorial parks across Canada.

  • Postal Geography file: six digit file, enhanced postal code file and forward sortation area data and boundaries.

  • GeoPinpoint Geocoding Software: attach geographic coordinates to records in a database, after the data is "geocoded", it can be transferred into various GIS software formats.

  • EPOI: The Enhanced Points of Interest (EPOI) file is a national database of nearly 1 million Canadian business and recreational points of interest that have been accurately geocoded and precisely placed. This location enriched point of interest database allows users to see and analyse selected points of interest data in a given geographic area, enabling applications such as planning, retail site analysis, intelligent routing, sales territory analysis and tourism.

  • CanMap Streetfiles: major roads and highways as well as street files/names for communities of 1000+, street addresses for communities of 2,000+, and major transit sytems, etc.

For more information on these products, please see the products page from the DMTI website.
Further information on the conditions of use can be obtained from Cynthia Dietz at 204-474-7134 or at