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Public Review of Proposed Draft Digital Stormwater System Data Exchange Standard for Minnesota

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 Standard.

The Proposed Draft Standard

MetroGIS Pilot Project

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:

Standards Committee
658 Cedar Street, Room 300
St. Paul, MN   55155

Timeline Summary

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