Digital Cadastral Data Committee
The Digital Cadastral Data Committee (formerly the Land Records Modernization
Committee) works to promote research, education, implementation, and
distribution of statewide guidelines surrounding the digital mapping of
cadastral-related data; works to promote and facilitate the development and
sharing of data throughout the state, region, and nation; and advises MnGeo.
Jeff Storlie, St. Louis County Planning & Development Dept.,
Bart Richardson, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources,
Provide technical information and support for the creation of a
parcel-based GIS dataset through internet resource links on the
committee’s webpage. Information will be geared toward those counties
that have not implemented a Geographic Information System.
Work with the MnGeo GIS Outreach Committee to promote the benefits of
cadastral systems for the development and maintenance of county parcel
data. Provide testimonials and success stories, especially relating to
increased data management efficiencies and external stakeholder
Encourage data sharing among county and state agencies by:
The next committee meeting is scheduled for June 7, 2013. Check the calendar for time and location
details. All meetings are open to
the public and visitors are always welcome.
Committee Activity Reports and Meeting
Publications and Links
The Digital Cadastral Data Committee does not endorse any commercial products which may appear in
files referenced here. All information is provided for educational purposes only.
Business Plan for Statewide Parcel Data
Integration for Minnesota, a 2011 Federal
Geographic Data Committee CAP grant to MnGeo and collaborating
The Minnesota Department of Revenue is modernizing Property Tax data
processes and systems by developing a centralized database that will
standardize the collection, storage, retrieval, and distribution of
County Data Sharing Online Survey, June 2009. Results of Goodhue
County GIS Department's survey about how other counties share data
and/or services (including parcel data) with their cities and fees
associated with those services.
Land Records Management: Modernizing county systems: Completing a GIS
parcel layer, January 2005 (49 p., 11MB, PDF). Study done for
St. Louis County by Pro-West & Associates with numerous examples of the
benefits of digital parcel data to local governments.
- Minnesota Cadastral I-Plan
draft v. 1.2, February 2003
Quick Access to Land Records: Cadastral and Right of Way Data Sharing
Pilot Project, Feb. 18, 2009. Ongoing Mn/DOT pilot project
MetroGIS Parcel Dataset Information, 7-county Twin Cities
metropolitan area, including standards and specifications.
- Proposed Land Records Modernization
Program for Minnesota. The report is designed to address the needs
of all Minnesota counties and the state as they seek to automate their
- Land Records Modernization Committee
Report, June 1999, to the Minnesota Governor's
Council on Geographic Information.
- Implementation Guide for
Parcel-Based GIS in Minnesota Local Government, November 1997.
a "blueprint" resource, to be used by local units of government, for
successful implementation of parcel-based GIS in Minnesota.
- Identifying Land Parcels: Is a Statewide Standard Needed?,
September 1997: Examines parcel identification numbers used by Minnesota's
87 counties and the need for a standardized statewide format.
- LCMR Lakeshore
- Also view an article that
describes the need for lakeshore parcel mapping to support effective
long-term lake management.
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