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Land Use/Cover Information for Minnesota

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Use this site to find GIS data, maps and statistics that show Minnesota's land use and land cover characteristics from presettlement to recent times. The information available here varies widely, representing a range of time periods and geographic regions. Both "land use" and "land cover" data are described since the concepts are closely related and are often used interchangeably (see Anderson et al., p. 7-9, for a discussion of these terms). The data is primarily regional rather than global or site-specific.

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The information on these web pages represents MnGeo's most up-to-date understanding of land use/cover data for Minnesota. If you know of other publicly available land use/cover information sources, please let us know:

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