Geospatial Standards


State of Minnesota Geospatial Standards


Adopted State Standards

Overview of all the standards in the table below

Name of Standard Additional Resources
Codes Identifying States  
Codes Identifying Counties in Minnesota  
Codes Identifying Cities, Townships and Unorganized Territories (CTUs) in Minnesota CTU list with a crosswalk to legacy Census codes
Coordinate Interchange Standard for State Agencies  
Measuring and Reporting Positional Accuracy in Spatial Data Positional Accuracy Handbook:  Using the national standard for spatial data accuracy to measure and report geographic data quality
Minnesota Geographic Metadata Guidelines
Codes Identifying Reaches and Watercourses  
Codes Identifying Watersheds  
Codes Identifying Lakes and Wetland Basins  
U.S. National Grid

 


State Standards Under Development

Name of Standard Status
Digital Cadastral Data Attribute Transfer Open for public review
Digital Stormwater System Data Exchange Provisional standard for implementation testing

 


National Geospatial Standards


Adopted National Standards

    Federal Geographic Data Committee

    Links to all of the following standards may be found on the FGDC's Standards Publications webpage.

Name of Standard
Content Standard for Digital Geospatial Metadata
Spatial Data Transfer Standard - SDTS
Cadastral Data Content Standard
Classification of Wetlands and Deep Water Habitats
National Vegetation Classification Standard
Soil Geographic Data Standard
Geospatial Positioning Accuracy Standards
  • Geodetic Control Networks
  • National Standard for Spatial Data Accuracy
  • Architecture, Engineering, Construction, and Facilities Management
  • Nautical Charting Hydrographic Surveys
Content Standard for Digital Orthoimagery
Content Standard for Remote Sensing Swath Data
Utilities Data Content Standard
Standard for a U.S. National Grid
Content Standard for Digital Geospatial Metadata: Extensions for Remote Sensing Metadata
Digital Cartographic Standard for Geologic Map Symbolization
Geographic Information Framework Data
Wetlands Mapping
U.S. Thoroughfare, Landmark, and Postal Address Data
Federal Trails Data
Coastal and Marine Ecological Classification

 

   Federal Information Processing Standards

 


National Standards Under Development

Links to the following standards and more specific information about their current status can be found on the FGDC's Standards Program of Work webpage.

Name of Standard
Earth Cover Classification Standard
Encoding Standard for Geospatial Metadata
Geologic Data Model
Shoreline Data Content
FGDC Profile(s) of ISO 19115 (international metadata standard)
Federal Standards for Delineation of Hydrologic Unit Boundaries
Riparian Mapping Standard
Content Standards for Framework Land Elevation Data
Cultural Resources Geospatial Data Content Standard
Federal Buildings and Facilities Geospatial Data Content
Maintenance and Review of the National Wetland Classification


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