Update: Further work on this proposed standard is being postponed while MnGeo, counties and other stakeholders participate in the Minnesota Department of Revenue’s Property Record Information System (PRISM) project. The department is modernizing Property Tax data processes and systems by developing a centralized database that will standardize the collection, storage, retrieval, and distribution of property data. For more information, see the PRISM project website.
Comments on the proposed cadastral attribute data transfer standard described below continue to be welcome!
The proposed digital cadastral attribute data transfer standard establishes a common set of attributes and field definitions to encourage sharing and aggregation of geospatial cadastral (parcel) data. The standard is for data transfer only; it does not define how data producers should capture or store their parcel data.
The standard is identical to the MetroGIS Regional Parcel Dataset specifications, which have been used successfully in the Twin Cities metro area since 2005, with seven additional fields and two changes in field length.
Only state agencies would be required to provide data in this standard
format upon request.
All other organizations, including county government, would be encouraged, but not required, to use the standard when transferring data.
The standard was drafted by the Digital Cadastral Data Committee,
with significant input from its county members and other interested
Please send questions, comments, or recommendations for improving this proposed standard to the Standards Committee:
via email: firstname.lastname@example.org
658 Cedar Street, Room 300
St. Paul, MN 55155
Return to Standards Committee webpage