Minnesota Geospatial Image Service: Data Layers

New Layers

  • FSA 2013 imagery  3/14
  • 2013 imagery for Carver, Dakota and Scott counties  3/14
  • 2013 imagery from Spring Aerial Imagery Program ("NW" and "North" layers in Regional section below)  11/13

MnGeo’s Geospatial Image Service provides access to the following data layers:

1. Digital orthophotography

Layer Name Geographic Area Season Originator* Type** Resolution Metadata Notes
Statewide
2013 FSA Statewide summer FSA nc / cir 1-meter  
2010 FSA Statewide summer FSA nc 1-meter  
2009 FSA Statewide summer FSA nc 1-meter  
2008 FSA Statewide summer FSA nc / cir 1-meter  
2006 FSA (partial) Nearly statewide summer FSA nc 2-meter Some areas in northern Minnesota and the Twin Cities were not flown.
2006 40-county 40 counties (map) summer - fall MDA nc 1-meter USGS procured photos from MDA for public distribution.
2003 FSA Statewide summer FSA nc 1-meter Most imagery is from 2003; missing areas were filled 2004.
2002-04 Landsat Statewide and beyond varies USGS nc 30-meter Includes 100-200 miles into adjoining states and Canada
1991 USGS Statewide spring USGS bw 1-meter  
Hillshade (LiDAR) In-progress, see Notes varies DNR; MnGeo; partners bw 1-meter Areas in northeast and southern MN are available; remaining areas will be added as more LiDAR becomes available.
Twin Cities metro
2013 Scott Scott Co. spring Scott Co. nc / cir 0.15 meter (6-inch)    
2013 Dakota Dakota Co. spring Dakota Co. nc / cir 0.15 meter (6-inch)    
2013 Carver Carver Co. spring Carver Co. nc / cir 0.15 meter (6-inch)    
2012 Twin Cities Twin Cities spring USGS nc 0.3-meter Minneapolis - St. Paul area
2011 Rice Rice Co. spring Rice Co.; partners nc / cir 1-foot    
2010 Scott Scott Co. spring Scott Co.; partners nc / cir 0.15 meter (6-inch)    
2010 north counties north of Twin Cities spring DNR; Met Council; USGS/NGA nc / cir 0.5-meter Chisago, Isanti, Sherburne, & Wright counties
2010 Dakota Dakota Co. spring Dakota Co.; partners nc / cir 0.15 meter (6-inch) in progress  
2010 7-county Twin Cities spring DNR; Met Council; USGS/NGA nc / cir 1-foot Anoka, Carver, Dakota, Hennepin, Ramsey, Scott, and Washington counties.
2008 Twin Cities Twin Cities spring USGS nc 0.3-meter Minneapolis - St. Paul downtown area
2006 Ramsey Ramsey Co. spring USGS nc 0.15-meter (6-inch)  
2006 7-county (partial) Twin Cities spring USGS nc 0.3-meter Minneapolis - St. Paul area
2004 MSP Twin Cities spring NGA; USGS nc 0.3-meter Minneapolis - St. Paul downtown areas
2000 7-county Twin Cities spring Met Council bw 0.6-meter 7-county Twin Cities
1997 7-county Twin Cities spring Met Council bw 0.6-meter 7-county Twin Cities
Regional
2013 NW 50 cm See notes spring DNR nc / cir 0.5-meter   3 swaths across northwest and north-central Minnesota (see green areas on upper map)
2013 North 1 ft See notes spring DNR nc / cir 1-foot   Carlton, Clay, Itasca, Mille Lacs, and Wilkin counties; Fond du Lac and White Earth reservations; Camp Ripley (see map)
2013 Meeker Meeker Co. spring DNR nc / cir 0.5-meter    
2012 fall central 7 counties (2 partial) in Central MN fall DNR nc / cir 0.5-meter Becker (eastern), Cass, Clearwater (southern), Crow Wing, Hubbard, Mahnomen and Wadena counties.
2011 fall EC, SE 16 counties in east central and SE MN fall DNR nc / cir 0.5-meter EC: Aitkin, Anoka, Benton, Carlton, Chisago, Isanti, Kanabec, Mille Lacs, Pine, Sherburne, plus northern Washington and Ramsey counties.
SE: Fillmore, Goodhue, Houston, Olmsted, Wabasha and Winona counties.
2011 south MN 37 counties in south MN spring DNR; partners nc / cir 0.5-meter Dodge, Faribault, Fillmore, Freeborn, Goodhue, Houston, Jackson, Kandiyohi, Lac qui Parle, Le Sueur, Lincoln, Lyon, Martin, McLeod, Mower, Murray, Nicollet, Nobles, Olmsted, Pipestone, Redwood, Renville, Rice, Rock, Sibley, Steele, Swift, Wabasha, Waseca, Watonwan, Winona and Yellow Medicine counties.
2011 Murray Murray Co. spring Murray Co.; partners nc / cir 1-foot    
2009 south shore (WI) Wisconsin lakeshore summer USGS nc 0.3-meter   Part of Lake Superior shore of Wisconsin, including Apostle Islands
2009 nw border Northern border summer USGS nc 0.3-meter Includes most of Kittson and western Roseau counties (MN), Pembina County (ND), and parts of southern Manitoba, Canada
2009 north shore Superior lakeshore summer USGS nc 0.3-meter   Lake Superior shore in St. Louis and SE Cook counties
2009 NCentral border Northern border summer USGS nc 0.3-meter Includes east Roseau, most of Lake of the Woods, northern Koochiching, and NW St. Louis counties (MN) and southern Manitoba and Ontario, Canada
2009 NCentral North-central MN spring DNR; partners nc / cir 0.3-meter Big Fork and Little Fork watersheds (most of Koochiching, northern Itasca, and central St. Louis counties).
2009 Isle Royale Isle Royale summer USGS nc 0.3-meter in progress NE Cook County, Isle Royale, and southern Ontario, Canada
2009 Duluth shore Duluth lakeshore summer USGS nc 0.3-meter in progress Lake Superior shore near Duluth, mostly St. Louis Co. (MN) and Douglas Co. (WI)
2009 Duluth Duluth area spring DNR; partners nc / cir 0.3-meter Area around the city of Duluth
2009 BWCA border Boundary Waters area summer USGS nc 0.3-meter in progress Includes much of the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness, NE St. Louis, northern Lake and Cook counties, and southern Ontario, Canada
2009 Arrowhead NE MN spring DNR; partners nc / cir 0.5-meter Carlton, Cook, Lake, and St. Louis counties
2008-09 Red River Portions of the Red River Basin spring International Water Institute nc 0.5-meter Parts of counties along the Red River, both western MN and eastern North Dakota.

 * Census = U.S. Census Bureau
    DNR = Minnesota Department of Natural Resources
    FSA = Farm Service Agency, U.S. Department of Agriculture
    MDA = MDA Geospatial Services, Inc.
    Met Council = The Metropolitan Council of the Twin Cities
    NGA = National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency
    USGS = United States Geological Survey

** nc = natural color (red, green and blue bands)
    cir = color infrared (near infrared, red and green bands)
    bw = black and white

2. Scanned USGS topographic quadrangle maps (Digital Raster Graphics – DRGs)

  • Statewide 1:24,000-scale, 2.4-meter resolution
  • Statewide 1:100,000-scale, 10.0-meter resolution
  • Statewide 1:250,000-scale, 25.4-meter resolution
     

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