Development of a statewide parcel data set is considered one of the top data priorities for federal, state, local, tribal, non-profit, academic, and public stakeholders in the State of Minnesota. While several programs exist to collect parcel data and distribute within regional groups or single agencies, a comprehensive process for combining parcels statewide has never been established.
This Business Plan puts forth a prudent and effective approach for aggregating a seamless, statewide parcel data layer. In the near term, the goal is to make this statewide parcel data set (spatial and attribute) available to all state agencies with subsequent expansion to all government entities. In the long term, the goal of the business plan is to achieve free and open distribution of parcel data from counties to the public, including local, state, federal, regional and tribal government, academia, non-profit organizations, private industry and individual citizens.