Many cities, townships, and other entities collect data on geographic
features that comprise their stormwater system. The proposed draft
standard defines a set of specifications for the exchange of digital
stormwater system data. The standard was created to increase the
ease and efficiency with which stormwater system data can be compiled
for multiple organizations into a single system, or shared by adjacent
owners of stormwater systems. While there is no requirement that
any entity in Minnesota comply with this standard, it is offered to
provide a single, sanctioned output format that will facilitate
efficient data handling and integration.
An extensive support document accompanies this standard. It further defines and explains features and attributes, provides specifications for encoding the attribute data, and links to websites that illustrate examples for features and attributes contained in the standard.
The standard was drafted by the Stormwater Systems Workgroup, a
multidisciplinary team representing public and private entities. See
the support document for a description of the development process, detailed
feedback by initial reviewers, and a list of people who helped develop the
MetroGIS funded a pilot project to test the draft standard with real world data from multiple organizations.
The public review period for comments and recommendations for improvement of this version of the proposed draft standard closed on December 15, 2010. The Committee and Workgroup are now reviewing the comments and recommendations.
Once comments from this review period are addressed, the Committee will consider approving the Standard as provisional until January 1, 2012, during which time the standard will be more extensively tested in a pilot implementation study. Public comments on the provisional version will be welcome as well.
Questions about this process may be sent to:
658 Cedar Street, Room 300
St. Paul, MN 55155
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