MGDC:  About Us

The Minnesota Geographic Data Clearinghouse serves as a "First-Stop" source for geographic data and maps about Minnesota. The MGDC is coordinated by MnGeo and includes a wide range of partners from state, regional and local government, education, and the private sector.

  • Minnesota State GIS Enterprise Conceptual Architecture Design, March 2005. This document defines a high-level architecture for information technology and web-mapping interoperability in support of the goals outlined in the state’s strategic plan for GIS: the Minnesota Spatial Data Infrastructure. The structural design proposed would promote interoperability among GIS data and application providers, increasing efficiencies and reducing long-term costs in data resource and software application development. (22p., 178K., PDF) | report details
  • A Foundation for Coordinated GIS, Minnesota's Spatial Data Infrastructure: Adopted by the Minnesota Governor's Council on Geographic Information, this is a strategic plan to help Minnesota organizations more effectively achieve their business goals by using GIS, October 20, 2004. (52p., 863K., PDF) | report details
  • Laying the Foundation for a Geographic Data Clearinghouse, September 1997. This report from the Minnesota Governor's Council on Geographic Information examines data access issues and outlines a blueprint for developing a Minnesota clearinghouse of computerized geographic information. (14p., 462K, PDF)  report details
  • Clearinghouse credits: These participants helped make the Minnesota Geographic Data Clearinghouse possible.
     

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