Statewide Parcel Map Inventory, Minnesota, 2004

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Metadata Summary

Originator Minnesota Department of Transportation, Office of Land Management
Abstract The Statewide Parcel Map Inventory (SPMI) was designed to collect a current 'snapshot' of parcel data development across Minnesota. The survey focused specifically on the increasing development of digital parcel data. The survey collected information identifying the method of parcel data development, the frequency of maintenance, data development standards and distribution practices, remonumentation efforts and other key information.

Counties, cities outside the Twin Cities metropolitan area, tribal governments, and national forests were contacted to participate in the survey.

The 2004 survey results were compiled in a database table. An online site has been developed to view and query the results through an interactive mapping and reporting interface:
http://www.lmic.state.mn.us/chouse/SPMI/Reporting/
Browse Graphic View a sample of the data.
Time Period of Content Date 2004
Currentness Reference Data was collected April to June 2004.
Access Constraints All survey results are made available over the Internet in map or text format. Requests for the entire database will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Contact distributor.
Use Constraints Redistribution Conditions: In obtaining these data from LMIC, it is understood that you and/or your organization have the right to use them for any internal purpose. If you modify them, you should document those changes in a metadata record that should accompany all redistributed data. If you transmit or provide these data in any form to another user, the data MUST be accompanied by a copy of LMIC's disclaimer NOTICE.TXT and all documentation provided with the original data set including the full metadata record.
Distributor Organization Land Management Information Center
Ordering Instructions Statewide Parcel Map Inventory results are available as maps and text reports at the site listed below under 'Online Linkage.'

To request the Microsoft Access 2000 database, contact the distributor. Requests will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
Online Linkage Click here to download data. (See Ordering Instructions above for details.) By clicking here, you agree to the notice in "Distribution Liability" in Section 6 of this metadata.

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Statewide Parcel Map Inventory, Minnesota, 2004

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Section 1 Identification Information   Top of page
Originator Minnesota Department of Transportation, Office of Land Management
Title Statewide Parcel Map Inventory, Minnesota, 2004
Abstract The Statewide Parcel Map Inventory (SPMI) was designed to collect a current 'snapshot' of parcel data development across Minnesota. The survey focused specifically on the increasing development of digital parcel data. The survey collected information identifying the method of parcel data development, the frequency of maintenance, data development standards and distribution practices, remonumentation efforts and other key information.

Counties, cities outside the Twin Cities metropolitan area, tribal governments, and national forests were contacted to participate in the survey.

The 2004 survey results were compiled in a database table. An online site has been developed to view and query the results through an interactive mapping and reporting interface:
http://www.lmic.state.mn.us/chouse/SPMI/Reporting/
Purpose The Minnesota Department of Transportation funded this survey for ease in understanding existing parcel data development activities for use when partnering with local governments on transportation issues. The survey has also been used by organizations wanting to understand how to build a digital parcel database. Others may have well-established parcel datasets and would like to work with nearby communities on data collaboration.
Time Period of Content Date 2004
Currentness Reference Data was collected April to June 2004.
Progress Complete
Maintenance and Update Frequency Annually
Spatial Extent of Data Minnesota
Bounding Coordinates -97.5
-89
49.5
43
Place Keywords Minnesota
Theme Keywords planningCadastre, parcel, land ownership, cadastre, cadaster, cadastral
Theme Keyword Thesaurus ISO 19115 Topic Category
Access Constraints All survey results are made available over the Internet in map or text format. Requests for the entire database will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Contact distributor.
Use Constraints Redistribution Conditions: In obtaining these data from LMIC, it is understood that you and/or your organization have the right to use them for any internal purpose. If you modify them, you should document those changes in a metadata record that should accompany all redistributed data. If you transmit or provide these data in any form to another user, the data MUST be accompanied by a copy of LMIC's disclaimer NOTICE.TXT and all documentation provided with the original data set including the full metadata record.
Contact Person Information Jay Krafthefer, Office of Land Management
Minnesota Department of Transportation
395 John Ireland Boulevard
St. Paul, Minnesota 55155
Phone: 651-297-2247
FAX: 651-297-5399
E-mail: jay.krafthefer@dot.state.mn.us
Browse Graphic View a sample of the data.
Browse Graphic File Description Map showing the development status of digital parcel data by county.
Associated Data Sets 1. For further information about parcel development in the Twin Cities metropolitan area, see the MetroGIS site:
http://www.metrogis.org/data/info_needs/parcel_boundaries/index.shtml

2. For further information about land ownership in Minnesota, see the Land Management Information Center's first-stop page:
http://www.lmic.state.mn.us/chouse/land_own.html

3. To see whether an organization has created metadata for digital parcel data sets included in the inventory, go to the SPMI site:
http://www.lmic.state.mn.us/datanetweb/WebSurvey/map.phtml
choose 'Data Lineage' and map the 'Data documentation (metadata)' or 'Metadata type' variables.

 
Section 2 Data Quality Information Top of full metadata Top of page
Attribute Accuracy Attribute values are presented as entered by survey respondents except for the fields which asked for percentages. The respondent input an exact percentage ranging from 0-100; these numbers were reclassified into more general categories. For example, the question asking for the percentage of parcel data in digital form was reclassified into the following categories: No digital parcel data; 1-9; 10-25; 26-50; 51-75; 76-99; and 100 percent).

Note also that when the survey respondent first accessed the survey form, it was populated with their organization's 2003 responses in order to streamline the process of filling out the form. The respondent only needed to alter any information that had changed. If a respondent missed updating any fields, it is possible that some of the information reflects 2003 conditions.
Logical Consistency Not applicable
Completeness Participation in the survey:
1. Counties: See map at:
http://www.lmic.state.mn.us/chouse/SPMI/PDF/countypartic.pdf
2. Cities: see map at: http://www.lmic.state.mn.us/chouse/SPMI/PDF/citypticp.pdf
3. Tribal governments: see map at: http://www.lmic.state.mn.us/chouse/SPMI/PDF/indres.pdf
4. National forests: Both of Minnesota's national forests, Chippewa and Superior, responded.
Horizontal Positional Accuracy Not applicable
Lineage Data Sources:

1. The 2003 Statewide Parcel Map Inventory database (surveycompile.mdb): a combined set of county, city and tribal information collected during the 2003 Statewide Parcel Map Inventory. A copy of the data used as the basis for this project is available at: http://rocky.dot.state.mn.us/inside_lm/LIS_New/Statewide_Parcel_Map_Inventory/Downloads/downloads.html

2. Hybrid county boundaries from the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources: http://deli.dnr.state.mn.us/metadata/full/ctybdne2.html

Procedure:

The Minnesota Department of Transportation and the Land Management Information Center (LMIC) altered the 2003 Statewide Parcel Map Inventory database and survey questions to accommodate an updated survey for 2004. Organizations surveyed were expanded to include Minnesota's two national forests. Attribute table fields names, corresponding survey questions and field descriptions are documented in the data dictionary: http://www.lmic.state.mn.us/chouse/SPMI/PDF/SPMI2004%20Data%20Dictionary.pdf

LMIC collected the parcel data development information through an on-line survey and stored the survey responses in a serverside MySQL database. Respondents visited the survey site http://www.lmic.state.mn.us/chouse/SPMI/ using a URL unique to their organizations and accessed the survey questions with 2003 survey responses already filled in. The respondents just had to change any information that needed updating. LMIC used a combination of email and phone contact to encourage organizations to contribute to the inventory. All contact was made during April to June 2004.

LMIC developed a Mapserver application to post the survey results online to the public in both map and text formats.
Source Scale Denominator
 
Section 3 Spatial Data Organization Information Top of full metadata Top of page
Native Data Set Environment Stored in a MySQL database; exported into Microsoft Access 2000 format
Geographic Reference for Tabular Data County name, city name, tribal name, national forest name
Spatial Object Type
Vendor Specific Object Types
Tiling Scheme
 
Section 4 Spatial Reference Information Top of full metadata Top of page
Horizontal Coordinate Scheme
Ellipsoid
Horizontal Datum
Horizontal Units
Distance Resolution
 
Section 5 Entity and Attribute Information Top of full metadata Top of page
Entity and Attribute Overview
Entity and Attribute Detailed Citation 2004 SPMI Data Dictionary:
http://www.lmic.state.mn.us/chouse/SPMI/PDF/SPMI2004%20Data%20Dictionary.pdf
 
Section 6 Distribution Information Top of full metadata Top of page
Publisher Land Management Information Center
Publication Date 07/2004
Contact Person Information Nancy Rader
GIS Data Coordinator
Land Management Information Center
658 Cedar Street, Room 300
St. Paul, Minnesota 55155
Phone: 651-201-2489
FAX: 651-296-3698
E-mail: clearing.house@state.mn.us
Distributor's Data Set Identifier spmi04 - Survey_Final04
Distribution Liability DISTRIBUTION LIABILITY STATEMENT
For data or maps delivered online or by physical media by
the Land Management Information Center

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Redistribution conditions: In obtaining this data from LMIC, it is understood that individuals or organizations have the right to use it for any internal purpose. If data is modified, changes should be documented in a metadata record that should accompany all redistributed data. If data is transmitted or provided in any form to another user, the data MUST be accompanied by a copy of this disclaimer and all documentation provided with the original data set, including the full metadata record.

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Transfer Format Name Microsoft Access 2000
Transfer Format Version Number
Transfer Size 4 megabytes zipped, 34 megabytes unzipped
Ordering Instructions Statewide Parcel Map Inventory results are available as maps and text reports at the site listed below under 'Online Linkage.'

To request the Microsoft Access 2000 database, contact the distributor. Requests will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
Online Linkage Click here to download data. (See Ordering Instructions above for details.) By clicking here, you agree to the notice in "Distribution Liability" above.
 
Section 7 Metadata Reference Information Top of full metadata Top of page
Metadata Date 04/11/2007
Contact Person Information Nancy Rader, GIS Data Coordinator
Land Management Information Center
658 Cedar Street, Room 300
St. Paul, Minnesota 55155
Phone: 651-201-2489
FAX: 651-296-3698
E-mail: clearing.house@state.mn.us
Metadata Standard Name Minnesota Geographic Metadata Guidelines
Metadata Standard Version 1.2
Metadata Standard Online Linkage http://www.lmic.state.mn.us/gc/stds/metadata.htm


This page last updated: 04/11/2007