The Statewide Parcel Map Inventory (SPMI) attempts to collect a current snapshot of parcel data development across Minnesota. This survey focuses specifically on the increasing development of digital parcel data in Minnesota.
There are many reasons for this survey. The Minnesota Department of Transportation has funded SPMI for ease in understanding existing parcel data development activities for use when partnering with local governments on transportation issues. The survey has also been used by organizations wanting to understand how their neighbors and other units of government are using digital parcel data. Some organizations may just be beginning to build a digital parcel database and will find information in SPMI helpful. Others may have well established parcel datasets and would like to work with nearby communities on data collaboration. The uses for this survey are as numerous as the participants who contribute to it and the organizations that utilize the results.
The 2007 and 2004 survey results can be queried at www.mngeo.state.mn.us/chouse/SPMI/Reporting and selecting the year of interest in the dropdown menu or by clicking on "2007 and 2004" in the "Maps and results" section of the left-hand navigation bar on this site.
Thanks to all who contributed to this important survey!