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Planning, Property & Development

Maps

The Land Information Services Branch manages the creation, maintenance, and distribution of digital land information in both graphical and tabular formats. This includes data for three corporate information systems, the property parcel database, the street centre line database and the property address database, as well as numerous other departmental layers of data such as zoning parcels and city owned land parcels.

Maps and land related information are provided to customers to assist them in performing their professional duties in a variety of industries such as real estate, surveying, cartography, travel, engineering, environmental management, facilities management or public utilities, public service, education, health, and safety.

Following is a brief listing of the types of data maintained by the Branch.

Graphic Databases of the City of Winnipeg
The City of Winnipeg stores and maintains graphic data in a number of digital files using software by Intergraph Corporation (Geomedia) and Oracle. The map features, which the City of Winnipeg has available, can be displayed in a multitude of combinations to suit specific needs. As such, there are no specific products or ‘layers’ of data. Data tends to be grouped by theme. Following is a brief list of the features logically grouped by these themes.

Please refer to Data Pricing and Maps for Sale for further information about prices and policy on use of City of Winnipeg data.


Assessment and Registered Parcel Theme (Base Map)
AUTHORITY: Planning, Property and Development / Assessment
JURISDICTION: Planning, Property and Development

This theme provides a graphic view of the assessment parcels and some of their attributes in relation to registered survey parcel data in the City of Winnipeg, and typically contains the following features:

  • assessment parcel boundaries 
  • survey parcel boundaries
  • legal description labels 
  • address numbers
  • assessment parcel dimensions 
  • street names
  • river boundaries 
  • City limit
  • street outlines 
  • archived data

City Owned Land Theme
AUTHORITY: Planning, Property and Development
JURISDICTION: Planning, Property and Development

This theme provides a graphic view of the composition of parcels of City owned land and their departmental jurisdiction. These parcels are typically displayed in conjunction with components from the assessment theme. Features in the City owned land theme include:

  • city owned land parcels (coded by jurisdiction)

Boundaries Theme
This theme provides a graphic view of a variety of administrative boundary systems of the City of Winnipeg. A list of these systems and related departmental jurisdictions follows.

  • City Limit
    AUTHORITY: Provincial Statute
    JURISDICTION: Planning,  Property and Development
  • Communities and Electoral Wards
    AUTHORITY: Provincial Statute
    JURISDICTION: Planning,  Property and Development
  • School Division
    AUTHORITY: Provincial Statute
    JURISDICTION: Assessment
  • Neighbourhoods (Area Characterization)
    AUTHORITY: Manager of Planning
    JURISDICTION: Planning,  Property and Development
  • Polling Subdivisions (Civic election boundaries)
    AUTHORITY: City Clerks
    JURISDICTION: City Clerks
  • Voting Areas (Civic election boundaries)
    AUTHORITY: City Clerks
    JURISDICTION: City Clerks
  • Airport Vicinity Development Plan
    AUTHORITY: City Bylaw
    JURISDICTION: Planning,  Property and Development
  • Our Winnipeg
    AUTHORITY: City Bylaw
    JURISDICTION: CAO Office
  • Natural Areas
    AUTHORITY: City Naturalist
    JURISDICTION: Community Services
  • Business Improvement Zones
    AUTHORITY: City By-law
    JURISDICTION: Planning,  Property and Development

Property Address Theme
AUTHORITY: Planning,  Property and Development
JURISDICTION: Planning,  Property and Development

This theme provides a graphic view of the data related to property addressing in the City of Winnipeg, typically is viewed against a background of assessment ownership parcels, and may contain any combination of the following features.

  • improvement (building) outline 
  • building name
  • street number and name 
  • improvement use code
  • private rights of way
  • assessment parcel

Street Centre Line Network (Geocode)
AUTHORITY: Planning,  Property and Development
JURISDICTION: Planning,  Property and Development

This theme is a graphic representation of physically open roads in the City of Winnipeg through the use of a single graphic line located approximately in the middle of the legal street right of way. The Database supports critical activities in numerous departments including Police, Fire, Ambulance, Transit, and Streets. Also contained in the database are address ranges for each city block. Alleys are not depicted on this database. The features of this theme include:

  • street centre line segments 
  • courses (collection of segments)
  • address ranges 
  • blockface points
  • intersection nodes 
  • course (street) names

Zoning Theme
AUTHORITY: City Bylaws
JURISDICTION: Planning,  Property and Development

This theme is a graphic representation of the City of Winnipeg Zoning By-laws 100/2004 and 200/2006 and subsequent amendments. All persons making use of this zoning data are reminded that it has been published for convenience of reference, and that the original by-law and amendments on record with the Zoning Branch, Property, Planning & Development Department, should be consulted for all purposes of interpreting and applying the law. Features in this theme include:

  • zoning parcels
  • zoning labels

Miscellaneous
Following is a list of the various unofficial drawings and files created by Planning,  Property and Development. These drawings may not be current and have no documented standards for accuracy.

  • Airport Runways
    A depiction of the runways of the Winnipeg International Airport intended for mapping purposes only.
    SOURCE: Air Photo
  • City Limit Outline and Background Polygons
    These two polygons allow a coloured background to be plotted surrounding the City limit and are intended for mapping purposes only.
    SOURCE: Planning,  Property and Development (and City Limit by legislation)
  • Flood Contours (1997)
    This drawing contains the high water contours taken from aerial photography dated May 5, 1997, at the peak of the flood.
    SOURCE: Air Photos
  • Key Map of Major Streets, City Limit, Rivers
    This drawing is used as a simplified map of Winnipeg and contains such features as major streets, street names, rivers and the City limit. It is used as a key map in various applications where the user is presented initially with an overview of the City and allows the user to select or zoom into a more detailed area of the City where data from other drawings is displayed. It is also used for making simple letter size maps for reports.
    SOURCE: Air Photos, City Limit drawing
  • Landfill Areas
    Parcels delineating the boundaries of present and former landfill areas including garbage dumps, and areas which were filled with organic material which continue to produce methane gas. These landfill areas are restricted from development including a buffer surrounding each landfill. They are intended for mapping purposes only and the boundaries are the subject of continued testing and monitoring.
    SOURCE: Water and Waste Department Drawings
  • Map Tile Boundaries and Labels
    Many of the City of Winnipeg databases are managed in files based on 1 kilometre and 2 kilometre grids. There are also half kilometre grids. These grid lines and the labels identifying the spaces between grids are used for specifying areas of the City data, for gazetteer functions, and for key maps used to aid in orienting users to sections of the City.

    SOURCE: North American Datum (1983), Universal Transverse Mercator Projection Grids
  • Private Roads
    This drawing contains features composed of two parallel lines 10 metres apart that were digitized from 1:5000 air photo prints. Private roads serve as a reference point for addresses and street names that are located on private property but are considered official, such as at the University of Manitoba and the Winnipeg International Airport. Private roads are mainly symbolic, do not relate to road surfaces necessarily, and are intended for mapping purposes only.

    SOURCE: Air Photos
  • Railways
    These lines were created to represent a single railway track centred on all major railway rights-of-way as a symbolic method of emphasizing railway tracks and are intended for mapping purposes only. No attempt has been made to map the centre line of a pair of tracks.

    SOURCE: Air Photos
  • River Fill Polygons
    These polygons were created to allow maps to display a filled or coloured background.

    SOURCE: Air Photos
  • Street Names for Small Scale Mapping
    This drawing contains street names suitable for display at scales ranging between 1:8000 and 1:25,000. These street names are often composed of several text blocks which have been split apart or hyphenated or displayed on two lines in order to fit the names among the street boundaries without interference with each other or the street lines.

    SOURCE: Planning,  Property and Development

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Last update: October 1, 2020

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