Geocoding Workgroup

The Geocoding Workgroup was tasked with recommending an “approved state geocode model”, likely in the form of a service that would enable the translation of addresses or intersections into points on a map. A statewide geocoding function has been identified as one of several strategic investments for MnGeo (Final Program Design Report, sections 4.9, 5.2.3, and 6.2). The workgroup, formed May 2010, worked on addressing this need, building on the findings of the MetroGIS Geocoder Project.

Update for State Agencies (October 2014):  MnGeo now supports a secure geocoding service for use by state agencies. Questions about the service can be directed to Mike Dolbow at 651-201-3944 or


Workgroup co-chairs

Mike Dolbow, GIS Coordinator, Minnesota Department of Agriculture, 651-201-6497,

Kent Treichel, Research Analyst, Minnesota Department of Revenue, 651-556-6150,

Meeting Schedule

The full workgroup conducted most of its business via email. A small work team met on a regular basis to develop proposals for the full workgroup to consider. Findings were presented at the Statewide and State Government Geospatial Advisory Council meetings. For more information, please contact the workgroup co-chairs.

Related Links

National States Geographic Information Council publications, covering the need for good address data, best practices and recommendations:

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