MGDC: GIS Data
This section of the Minnesota Geographic Data Clearinghouse is a starting
point to find Minnesota geospatial data needed for
regional data centers that distribute digital geographic data about
Minnesota and neighboring regions.
First-stop Information by Theme
First-stop information pages provide an overview of Minnesota GIS data and
related resources available for each theme. Additional themes are under
Browse lists of GIS data sets maintained by several major data distributors in
Minnesota; most data is free online.
Web Map Services
View air photos, topographic maps and other data directly using GIS
software without needing to download the data.
Preview and Download Selected Data
Preview a data set, compare it with similar
data and download the entire data set or choose a geographic subset of the file
- MnGeo's Clip-'n-ship: Currently available
for raster, boundary, geology, health, and social data sets.
- DataFinder Cafe: Data for the Twin Cities metropolitan area.
Minnesota Data Plans
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) |
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.,
Guidebook to Priority GIS Data, July 1999: A report by the
Governor's Council on Geographic Information that describes the status and
availability of 11 key digital data themes.
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