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- 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)
- 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)
- 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)
- 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)
- 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.
- 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.
- 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)