This section of the Minnesota Geographic Data Clearinghouse is a starting
point to find Minnesota geospatial data needed for
Search for Data, Maps and Map Services
Minnesota Geospatial Commons: A collaborative place for
users and publishers of geospatial resources about Minnesota, including
resources formerly distributed via the Minnesota Department of
Resources' Data Deli and MetroGIS DataFinder. The Commons has replaced the GeoGateway search tool.
If you don't find what you need on the Commons, check these
other catalogs for data that has not yet migrated to the Commons:
First-stop Information by Theme
First-stop information pages provide an overview of Minnesota GIS data and
related resources available for each available theme.
Minnesota Data Plans and Policies
Free and Open
Data: A MetroGIS Data Producers Work Group and Policy Board webpage
of resource materials, research, articles, status map, county policy
resolutions and presentations.
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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