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- AirPhotos Online: Airphotos Online is an Internet service providing you with direct access to the most recent color infrared aerial photographs taken by Minnesota DNR for forest management.
Airphotos Online allows viewing, downloading and ordering of digital and hardcopy airphoto products. Users locate photos of interest by navigating through the photo database with a map window and mouse, or by entering place names or land descriptions.
Photos can be viewed on your computer at three levels of resolution. Low and medium resolution views can be viewed and downloaded without charge. High-resolution views can be purchased online by credit card and saved in your personal online Album, from which you can view, download or print them as often as you like.
All DNR aerial photos may also be purchased in hardcopy form as prints and enlargements. Airphotos Online provides forms and instructions for buying these by phone or mail. (Remote application)
- AniMap: Displays occurance information for common animal species found in Minnesota. Animap is an interactive mapping tool used to locate common animal species and to view animal lists for your area of interest. It is based on data collected by the Minnesota County Biological Survey (MCBS). Please note: this tool only displays common animals found by MCBS, recorded during surveys for rare animals. Absence of an animal in a survey area doesn't necessarily mean that it doesn't occur there. (Remote application)
- ArcWeb Services: ArcWeb Services are ESRI’s hosted GIS Web services. ArcWeb Services offer developers a rich set of Web Services APIs for integrating mapping functionality and GIS content into browser, desktop, mobile, and server applications to help solve many different types of problems in areas such as economic development, fleet management and business continuity.
- Business Recruitment and Site Location: Web application that identifies available sites for businesses seeking options for location. Service shows site location and provides tools to identify available labor force within commuting distance.
- CTU Web Service: A SOAP Webservice used to find current information about Cities, Townships and Unorganized Territories (CTUs) in the 7 County region of the Twin Cities, MN. The GNIS Code is the primary identifier used for finding more information about a CTU. FIPS55 code can be provided to get the GNIS code. Also a list of all the CTUs and their GNIS code can be returned. (Service)
- DataFinder Café: (Remote application)
- dBox: Application development framework for use with MapServer. dbox is a collection of DHTML-based libraries for building highly interactive web-based mapping applications. The tools are meant to work directly with the MapServer web mapping system. They provide relatively autonomous functionality without restricting overall design. Functionality includes a drawing canvas and image manager; legend manager; generic scrollable container; and client-side coordinate management. (Component)
- DNR Data Deli: Allows users to download selected geospatial data files, with accompanying documentation. The Data Deli, from the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, is an internet-based spatial data acquisition site that allows users to download raw computer-readable data for use in their Geographic Information System (GIS), image processing system, or traditional database environment. The site includes links to extensive and summary level data descriptions (metadata) to support our users. (Remote application)
- DNR Data Deli Web Mapping Service: Provides access to selected spatial data layers using the OGC Web Mapping Services protocol. The data layers are on the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources' Data Deli. Note that many of the layers are scale-based and are grayed out until you zoom in to a certain scale. (Service)
- GeoMoose: GeoMoose is open-source web mapping software available to anyone at no cost. Using GeoMoose, anyone, especially city, county, or other governmental units, can create interactive mapping applications for their website or simply put basic GIS capabilities on the desktop of anyone in their organization.
GeoMoose was created by the City of St. Paul and enhanced by the OpenMNND Project, a collaborative effort involving agencies in Minnesota and North Dakota funded by an FGDC grant. OpenMNND focused GeoMoose on local government needs and packaged it so it can be easily downloaded, configured, and deployed using basic web publishing skills. No programming is required. Based on open standards and open-source software, entire applications can be built without having to purchase any software.
GeoMoose is designed around a services-oriented architecture, which means it can use other web servers on the Internet and distributed application components on your own servers. Map layers can come directly from web mapping services published by a variety of government agencies or by accessing your own data using MapServer. This minimizes the need to copy and process large volumes of data. Other web-based information services can be accessed to integrate associated systems dynamically based on user interaction with the application. As a result, GIS applications can be provided on most servers or workstations without requiring special performance capabilities, disk space, or database software.
For more information on GeoMoose, see http://www.geomoose.org/moose
For more information on MapServer, see http://mapserver.gis.umn.edu/ (Standalone application)
- IFSAR: IFSAR technology maps large areas more quickly and more efficiently than any other technology in the world. A fixed-wing aircraft, equipped with IFSAR, can operate day or night, in clear or cloudy conditions— virtually anywhere, anytime.
IFSAR is advanced, flexible, and capable of handling a high volume of data. This means it is less expensive than competing technologies, while still providing you with highly-accurate (+\- 1 Meter) digital elevation products that can enable a wide range of innovative applications.
Intermap’s IFSAR systems use two antennas separated by an interferometric baseline to image the earth’s surface by transmitting radar pulses toward the terrain. The reflected energy, represented by the lines from the two antennas to the terrain below,is recorded by both antennas, simultaneously providing the system with two SAR images containing amplitude and phase of the same point on the ground, separated only by the phase difference created by the space between the two antennas. In addition, as the aircraft passes over the terrain, global positioning system (GPS)
data from both aircraft- and ground-based GPS devices and navigation data from an Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU) onboard the aircraft are collected.
The phase difference between the antennas for each image point — along with range, baseline, GPS, and navigation data — is used to infer the precise topographic height of the terrain being imaged. This enables us to create an interferogram (depicting the phase difference) from which we derive our DSMs and ORIs. Through additional processing, we generate our DTM and CORI products. (Standalone application)
- Interactive Map on Local Ordinances Regulating Livestock: This interactive map provides information on local ordinances regulating animal agriculture in Minnesota's counties. (Remote application)
- MACNoise Interactive Map: Allows residents near MSP International Airport to determine their eligibility for mitigation programs and provides access to historical flight and noise data. (Remote application)
- MetroGIS DataFinder Café: The DataFinder Café is an interactive tool for viewing and downloading GIS datasets. (Remote application)
- MetroGIS DataFinder WFS: DataFinder offers 17 WFS containing over 150 datasets total. (Service)
- MetroGIS DataFinder WMS: DataFinder offers 18 WMS containing over 150 datasets total. The layers in the WMS are organized into the same categories as the DataFinder Catalog. While OGC Capabilities files are available for WMS and WFS, these contain only basic information. To understand which layers are in each map service and relate the dataset name to its metadata record, please use the DataFinder Catalog together with the WMS webpage. (Service)
- MetroGIS Geocoder Software: MetroGIS open source geocoder software DO NOT USE DOWNLOAD THE SOFTWARE IF YOU JUST WANT TO USE THE GEOCODING SERVICE. A GEOCODING SERVICE BASED ON THIS SOFTWARE IS HOSTED BY LMIC.
However, you can get and use a copy of the software for your own purposes. It is open source. The software was intended for use with MetroGIS regional datasets, but could be used with any dataset(s). Intention is to use the MetroGIS Regional Parcel dataset then cascade to TLG roads. (Standalone application)
- MetroMSP.org: A site selection and economic development tool that allows users to search and compare commercial real estate properties in the 11-county Minneapolis/St. Paul metro region. The website uses GIS data to display search results on regional maps and present demographic data (e.g. population, spending habits, workforce, existing businesses) for retail, industrial, office and land properties offered through the Minnesota Commercial Association of Realtors and select public properties.
MetroMSP.org is a non-profit project sponsored by public and private partners to promote economic development in the Metro region. (Remote application)
- MetroMSP.org: A free tool for site selection and economic development that allows users to search and compare commercial real estate properties in the 11-county Minneapolis/St. Paul metro region. The database of properties includes retail, industrial, office and land listings uploaded by the Minnesota Commercial Association of Realtors as well as select public properties and descriptions of redevelopment areas. GIS-linked demographic data (e.g. population, spending habits, workforce, existing businesses) permits users to produce customizable demographic and business reports for each property in the database. (Remote application)
- Metropolitan Council - Maps: Maps pages that provide quick and easy access to maps and information about the 7-county Twin Cities metropolitan region. (Remote application)
- Metropolitan Council Make-A-Map: Web Mapping Application with over 100 data layers from the Metropolitan Council and local communities. (Remote application)
- Minnesota 3D Project (M3D): M3D is a dynamic web mapping portal developed by the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development to provide an express pathway to Local Employment Dyamics, employment and economic development, and socioeconomic data for Minnesota. (Remote application)
- Minnesota Boundaries: This is a map service containing GIS layers that fall in the ISO 19005 category of Administrative and Political Boundaries. Currently this consists of various statewide boundary layers. The link below will return the GetCapabilities document which has the information necessary to use this service.
- Minnesota Geology: This is a map service containing GIS layers that fall in the category of Geologic features. Currently this consists of geological features. The link below will return the GetCapabilities document which has the information necessary to use this service.
- Minnesota Geospatial Information Office (MnGeo) Geospatial Image Server : MnGeo's Geospatial Image Server has been developed to provide versatile access to large statewide raster databases according to the Open GIS Consortium’s Web Map Service (WMS) standards. (Service)
- Minnesota Health: This is a WMS service containing GIS layers that fall into the category of Health features. Currently this consists of nursing homes and hospital facilities. The link below will return the GetCapabilities document which has the information necessary to use this service.
- Minnesota Hydrography: This is a WMS service containing GIS layers that fall in the category of Hydrography. Currently this consists of lakes, rivers and watersheds. The link below will return the GetCapabilities document which has the information necessary to use this service.
- Minnesota Social: This is a WMS service containing GIS layers that fall into the category of Social features. Currently this consists of correctional facilities. The link below will return the GetCapabilities document which has the information necessary to use this service. (Service)
- MMB Minnesota Recovery Map: This Web Map application shows current ARRA (American Recovery & Reinvestment Act) spending in Minnesota that is administered by state agencies.
MMB (Minnesota Management and Budget) partnered with the Minnesota Geospatial Information Office (MGIO or MnGeo) to process their ARRA project data quarterly and display it on the interactive map as aggregated county icons and individual project pushpins. The data is organized into 8 spending categories: Overall, Health/Human Services, Education, Transportation, Energy/Environment, Housing, Economic Development and Public Safety. The second phase of the project will involve updates to the web map including new choropleth maps as well as automation of the data processing. Background map is the ESRI 2D World Streetmap image that shows counties, roads, city points, water bodies, parks/forests and elevation shading. The second phase choropleth maps will also contain school districts and DEED workforce service areas. (Standalone application)
- MnDOT Interactive BaseMap: This web site provides statewide coverage depicting Mn/DOT BaseMap information, including all public roads in Minnesota, and allows you to view, save and print maps through this on-line application. The BaseMap is a planning level set of data developed at a scale of 1:24000. The data set includes information about transportation features (roads, railroads, runways and navigable waters), as well as boundary information (State, County, and Municipal Boundaries, Mn/DOT District Boundaries, Civil, and Congressional Townships, State Forests and Parks, Military Reservations, Indian Reservation Lands, National Forests and Parks), and stream and lake locations.
This site also includes links to extensive data descriptions (metadata) to support our users. All of these resources are provided free of charge and accordingly, are not warranted for any specific use. We do, however, strive to produce accurate data and would appreciate any comments that you may have. We hope that you find the site useful!
Disclaimer: The Minnesota Department of Transportation makes no representation or warranties, express or implied, with respect to the reuse of data provided herewith, regardless of its format or the means of its transmission. There is no guarantee or representation to the user as to the accuracy, currency, suitability, or reliability of this data for any purpose. The user accepts the data 'as is', and assumes all risks associated with its use. By accepting this data, the user agrees not to transmit this data or provide access to it or any part of it to another party unless the user shall include with the data a copy of this disclaimer. The Minnesota Department of Transportation assumes no responsibility for actual or consequential damage incurred as a result of any user's reliance on this data.
- National Hydrography Dataset (NHD) Map Service - Minnesota Implementation: This map service supports the display and distribution of the National Hydrography Dataset (NHD) data for MInnesota. This application supports the state's stewardship of the NHD. Data crosses state boundaries to deliver complete watersheds. Event data referenced to the NHD network will be added. (Remote application)
- NorthStar Mapper: This mapping website displays air photos, land cover, topo maps and other reference information for Minnesota. The site allows users to:
- Navigate directly to a county, city, civil or public land survey (PLS) township;
- View a customized attribute report on any spot they identify;
- Find the elevation of any point;
- Display a full PLS description for any township/range/section;
- Define an area from which vector or raster data layers can be clipped, zipped and downloaded to their computer;
- Find the legislative districts of an area and link to Legislators’ websites;
- Save a map graphic to use in a report;
- Bookmark and share URLs of noteworthy views. (Remote application)
- NorthStar Mapper Website: This mapping website helps users quickly find and view key data layers for their area of interest in Minnesota. NorthStar Mapper lets you browse air photos, land cover, topographic maps and a variety of place name, boundary and other GIS data layers.
With NorthStar Mapper, users can:
• Display a variety of map layers
• Navigate directly to a county, city, civil or PLS township
• View a customized attribute report on any spot they identify
• Find the elevation of any point
• Display full PLS labels for any township/range/section
• Define an area from which any vector or raster data layer can be clipped, zipped and downloaded to their computer
• Bookmark and share URLs of particularly interesting views
- Recreation Compass: The Recreation Compass is a web-based application that allows the public to find out more about recreational resources offered by the DNR through interactive maps. (Remote application)
- Scott County Property Information Search: Provides online access to property map and taxation information for individual properties.
- What's In My Neighborhood? - Agricultural Interactive Mapping: This interactive mapping application allows you to view known and potential sources of agricultural chemical soil and ground water contamination. The inventory includes properties that have already been investigated and cleaned up, as well as those currently enrolled in MDA cleanup programs. Users can search for specific site locations, conduct searches by options such as city, county or zip code, and print maps of site locations. (Remote application)