MnGeo's Clearinghouse Data Catalog

This page lists GIS data, most of it free, that is documented on MnGeo's node of Minnesota's GeoGateway. Some of the data is from MnGeo (formerly LMIC) and some is from other agencies. Most data sets provide statewide coverage of Minnesota.

The data are organized into the categories listed below; several data sets are listed under more than one category. To view information about a data set (its metadata) click on the data set name. Data sets can be downloaded from a link in the metadata except for those marked with an asterisk (*).

See other agency catalogs listed at the MN Geographic Data Clearinghouse for additional data sets.


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Administrative and Political BoundariesLand Ownership  |  Planning and Development  |  Geodetic  |  Demographics  |  Economy  |  Social, Justice, and Emergency Services   |  Health  |  Cultural  |  Biology and Ecology  |  Environmental Monitoring and Modeling   |  Land cover  |  Water  |  Geology and Soils  |  Elevation  |  Imagery and Photographs  |  Basemaps, Scanned Maps and Charts  |  TransportationUtilities and Communication
 

Administrative and Political Boundaries Political and administrative boundaries and related non-boundary information
 
County, 2000 Census (with population)
County, 1990 Census, NAD83NAD27

City, township and unorganized territories, June 30, 2013
Minor civil division (MCD), 2003
Minor civil division (MCD), 2000 (with population)
Minor civil division (MCD), 1990 (with population)

Blocks, 2000 Census with population

House of Representatives and Senate districts, 2002House, 1998Senate, 1998
U.S. Congressional districts, 20021994
Precincts, 2002 Census with 2000 population
Precincts, 2000 Census with population

School district and attendance boundaries, 2014-15  New 10/13/14
   Earlier years:  2013-142012-132011-12,  2010-112009-102008-092007-08,  2006-07,  2005-06,  2004-05,  2003-042002-03
School district boundaries, 2014-15  New 10/13/14
   Earlier years:  2013-142012-132011-12,  2010-112009-102008-092007-08,  2006-07,  2005-06,  2004-05,  2003-04200119991990
School program locations, 2014-15  New 10/13/14
  
Earlier years:  2013-14 2012-132011-122010-112009-10, (combines public, district center, non-public, and charter school locations into one file; for earlier years of the separate files, see below)

Public school program locations, 2008-092007-082006-07,  2005-062004-052003-042002-03
Public school district center locations, 2008-092007-082006-07
Non-public school program locations, 2008-092007-082006-07
Charter school locations, 2008-092007-082006-07

Regional development commissions
Zipcodes, 1991

Central Minnesota Aging Services Planning and Service Area (PSA) Boundaries*
 

Land Ownership (Cadastral) Data pertaining to interests in real property
 
Public land survey system sections (TRS)
Public land survey system quarter-quarter sections (TRSQ)*
Public land survey system section corner database/SECTIC software

Statewide Parcel Mapping Inventory
Parcels, Big Stone County*
   Parcels for cities within Big Stone County:  Clinton*, Graceville*, Ortonville*
Parcels, Chippewa County*
   Parcels for cities within Chippewa County:  Granite Falls*, Milan*
Parcels, Isanti County*
Parcels, Lac qui Parle County*
   Parcels for cities within Lac qui Parle County:  Dawson*, Madison*
Parcels, Swift County*
   Parcels for cities within Swift County:  Appleton*, Benson*
Parcels, Yellow Medicine County*
   Parcels for cities within Yellow Medicine County:  Granite Falls*

Parcels, City of Mora (Kanabec County)*
Parcels, City of Sandstone (Pine County)*
Original Plat, City of Ruthton (Pipestone County)*

Minnesota's Original Public Land Survey Maps (GLO) - Digital Images
Minnesota's Original Public Land Survey Maps (GLO) - Digital Images - Georeferenced New web map service 10/14
Minnesota's Original Public Land Survey Field Notes (GLO) - Digital Images
Public lands, 1983

Planning and Development Information derived from, or used in planning and development efforts
 
Zoning, City of Sandstone, 2002*
 
Geodetic Networks and Control Points Earth positional information and services
 
Mn/DOT geodetic database

Section Corners, Meeker County*
Section Corners, Pipestone County*
 
Demographics Population characteristics
 
Counties, 2000 Census boundaries with population
Minor civil divisions, 2000 Census boundaries with population
Blocks, 2000 Census boundaries with population
Precincts, 2000 Census boundaries with population
 
Economy Economic activities, conditions and employment
 
Income Tax, 2003-2008 (spreadsheet)
Sales Tax, 2003-2009 (spreadsheet)
 
Social, Justice, and Emergency Services Human services related to social, justice, and emergency functions
 
Correctional facilities, 2003

Greater Northwest Minnesota Emergency Medical Services Primary Service Area
Senior Linkage Line Call Volume, Central Minnesota Aging Services Planning and Service Area (PSA)*
Senior Nutrition Services: Central Minnesota Aging Services Planning and Service Areas (PSA)*
Aging Statistics for Minority Population: Central Minnesota Aging Services Planning and Service Area (PSA)*

 
Human Health and Disease Health related information including health services, human ecology, and safety
 
Hospitals, 2003
Nursing homes, 2003
 
Cultural Cultural, historical, or archeological information
 
Architecture history database*  (restricted access)
Archeological inventory database (restricted access)
 
Biology and Ecology Flora and/or fauna in natural environments
 
Forest inventory (by county):*
   Aitkin, Becker, Beltrami, Cass, Clearwater, Crow Wing, Hubbard, Koochiching, Lake and St. Louis

Forest cover type, Chippewa National Forest*
Forest cover type, Superior National Forest*
Forest stands table, Chippewa National Forest*

Regionally significant ecological areas, Twin Cities
Surface cover type, Bureau of Indian Affairs trust lands*
 
Environmental Monitoring and Modeling Environmental resources, protection and conservation
 
Red River Basin, MN, Condition Water Quality Monitoring Sites*
Red River Basin, MN, Turbidity TMDL Water Quality Monitoring Sites*
Red River Basin, MN, Flood Damage Reduction Water Quality Monitoring Sites*
Red River Basin, MN, River Watch Water Quality Monitoring Sites*
 
Land Cover Description and characteristics of the land's surface
 
Land use and cover, 1990s Census of the Land
Land use, agricultural and transition areas, 1989
Land use, forested areas, 1990s
Land use, Clearwater and Beltrami Counties
Land use, Camp Ripley and Beltrami Island State Forest
Land use, statewide, 1969 

Impervious surface, Twin Cities, 2000
Land cover, Landsat level-1, Twin Cities, 2000
Land cover, Landsat level-2, Twin Cities, 2000
Surface cover type, Bureau of Indian Affairs trust lands*

Regionally significant ecological areas, Twin Cities
Reports of estimates and appraisals of the Timber Commissions Board, 1895-1905, Image format, Vector format, Database format
 

Water Resources Inland water features, drainage systems and their characteristics
 
National Hydrography Dataset (NHD), high resolution  
National Hydrography Dataset (NHD), medium resolution

Hydrography, USGS, 1:100,000-scale (all features), customized for Minnesota, state file
Lake features, USGS, 1:100,000-scale, customized for Minnesota, state file
River features, USGS, 1:100,000-scale, customized for Minnesota, state file

River Kilometer Index major river traces
River Kilometer Index stream traces 
River Kilometer Index mile points 

National Wetlands Inventory (NWI)

Drainage Ditch Inventory (by county)
  Kandiyohi*
  Meeker*
  Renville*

Drainage Ditch Watersheds (by county)
  Kandiyohi*
  Meeker*
  Renville*

Original Ditch Maps Georeferenced (by county)
  Kandiyohi*
  Meeker*
  Renville*

Note:  The following Legacy Watershed data sets have been removed from MnGeo's Data Catalog: DNR Major and Minor Watersheds (1999 and earlier); NRCS 11-digit Watersheds, USGS Hydrologic Unit Code Boundaries (1999 and earlier), and the Common Stream and Watershed Information System (CSAW) tables. These have been replaced by the 2008 DNR Catchments and derived watershed layers (state) and the Watershed Boundary Dataset - WBD (national). See MnGeo's Watershed First-Stop Page for information on the replacement data sets.

 

Geology and Soils Composition, structure and origin of the earth's rocks and soils
 
Aggregate Resources and Surficial Geology  (by county or area):
   Twin Cities Metropolitan Area
   Benton
   Blue Earth
   Chisago
   Clay (partial)
   Dodge
   Isanti
   Le Sueur
   Nicollet
   Renville
   Sherburne
   Wright

Geologic map of Minnesota:  Bedrock geology, MGS Map S-20, 2000 (3rd ed.) 
Geologic map of Minnesota:  Depth to bedrock, MGS Map S-14, 1982
Geologic map of Minnesota:  Quaternary geology, MGS Map S-1, 1982
Bedrock geology and structure, Twin Cities

Geologic Atlases (by county):
   Benton, Part A
   Carlton, Part A and Part B
   Carver, Part A 
   Chisago, Part A
   Crow Wing, Part A and Part B
   Fillmore, Part A and Part B
   Goodhue, Part A and Part B
   McLeod, Part A
   Mower, Part A and Part B
   Pine, Part A and Part B
   Pope, Part A and Part B
   Ramsey
   Rice, Part A and Part B
   Scott
   Stearns, Part A and Part B
   Todd, Part A and Part B
   Wabasha, Part A and Part B

Hydrogeologic map of Minnesota:  Bedrock hydrogeology, MGS Map S-2, 1978
Hydrogeologic map of Minnesota:  Quaternary hydrogeology, MGS Map S-3, 1979

Regional Hydrogeologic Assessments (by area):
   Anoka Sand Plain
   Otter Tail Area, Part A and Part B
   Southern Red River Valley, Part A and Part B 
   Upper Minnesota River Basin, Part A and Part B 
   Southwest Minnesota, Part B
   Traverse-Grant Area, West-Central Minnesota, Part A  and Part B

County Well Index (CWI), 2010
Wells (digitized) from County Well Index, 2010,
Metropolitan area ground water model and supporting data
Ground water provinces of Minnesota
Ground Water Contamination Susceptibility in Minnesota (1989 model data) 

Soil Survey Geographic Database (SSURGO), selected counties 
Soils derived from Soil Survey Information System (SSIS), selected counties
Soils - Minnesota Soil Atlas
State Soil Geographic Database (STATSGO)

Peat Inventory Database 
Peat Inventory (Historic) Published Maps and Reports
 

Elevation Height above or below sea level and products derived from elevation
 
LiDAR data

Digital elevation model (DEM), 1:24,000-scale
 

Imagery and Photographs Remotely sensed imagery and photographic data
 
Orthophotos (DOQs), USDA FSA, natural color, 1-meter, 2013, 201020092008,  2003-04,  20032002
   Dates flown for FSA 2008 photos

Geo-Rectified Photos, Interim Version, USDA FSA, natural color, 2-meter, 200620052004
Orthophotos (DOQs), MDA, 40 Minnesota counties, 1-meter, 2006,

Orthophotos (DOQs), USGS, black-and-white, 1-meter, 1991-92*
Orthophotos (DOQs), USGS, black-and-white, resampled to 10-meter, 1991-92

Orthophotos (DOQs), Twin Cities, natural color, 1-foot, 201220082004

DOQs, East-Central Minnesota, leaf-off, 2010:  50-cm1-foot
DOQs, NE Minnesota, leaf-off, 2009:  50-cm30-cm
DOQs, Red River Basin 2008-10
DOQs, Northern Border 2009, UTM Zone 14 and Zone 15

DOQs, DNR fall color and CIR:  2012 (Central MN), 2011 (East-Central and SE MN)
 
 

Basemaps, Scanned Maps, and Charts General base maps, place names
 
Mn/DOT county highway maps, georeferenced images
Mn/DOT county highway maps, PDF graphics

Digital raster graphics (DRGs - scanned topographic maps), 1:24,000-scale, clipped version
Digital raster graphics (DRGs - scanned topographic maps), 1:24,000-scale, unclipped version*
Geographic names information system (GNIS)
Quarter 7-1/2 minute quadrangle (quarter-quad) index
 
Transportation Means and aids for conveying persons and/or goods
 
Mn/DOT county highway maps, georeferenced images
Mn/DOT county highway maps, PDF graphics

Road Classification, Kandiyohi County*
Highway Right-of-Way, Pipestone County*
Railroad Right-of-Way, Pipestone County*
 

Utilities and Communication Energy, water, waste water and communications infrastructure and services
 
AM radio towers, USA
Antenna structure registration (ASR), USA
Cellular tower locations, USA
Electric transmission lines and substations, 60 kV or greater, 2014* (2007 map online; GIS data must be requested)  New 5/30/14
Electric utility service area boundaries, 2014  New 5/30/14
FM radio towers, USA
Microwave tower locations, USA
Land mobile, commercial stations, USA
Land mobile, private stations, USA
National pipeline mapping system* (restricted access)
Pager tower locations, USA
Telephone exchange service area boundaries, 2007200320022000
TV transmission towers, USA
 
 

* Data set is not free online. See the ordering instructions in the metadata for details.

Page last revised:  10/17/14

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