Contour and Point Elevation Data for Minnesota

Elevation contours are lines of consistent elevation.

For printed maps and graphics showing contour lines, see the Topographic Maps section.

For bathymetry (water depth) data, see the Surface Water - Lakes webpage.

Contour Data


Point Data

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  • MnTOPO
    Click on a location to retrieve its elevation, or draw a line to create an elevation profile graph.
  • NorthStar Mapper
    Find the elevation for any location on the map of Minnesota; data is from USGS 30-meter DEMs.
  • Geographic Names Information System (GNIS)
    Find the elevation of a place or feature; data is from the National Elevation Dataset.


Geographic Data Clearinghouse