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Minnesota Structures Collaborative (MSC)

In partnership with the Emergency Preparedness Committee (EPC), MnGeo received a grant to improve the availability and quality of geospatial data and maps for four types of structures in Minnesota:


Funded by the Federal Geographic Data Committee via a National Spatial Data Infrastructure Cooperative Agreements Program (CAP) grant in early 2008, the Minnesota Structures Collaborative (MSC) project sought to develop state and local partnerships and the technical capacity for the statewide collection, publication and long term, sustainable maintenance of this data. Local organizations have the most detailed, current knowledge about their communities and potentially have the greatest capacity to provide the needed data. Local organizations also understand the importance of providing accurate and current data about their communities to state and federal agencies during emergencies to help ensure the responses from those organizations will be beneficial and timely.


Accomplishments included:

See the final report, submitted to FGDC on February 26, 2010, for more detail.

Reference Maps

Stand-alone Map Library based on the 10K U.S. National Grid. PDF-format maps include structure locations (fire stations, hospitals, police stations, and schools), reference information and air photos. Use the map library index to manually search for maps by county name. Click on picture to the right to see a sample map.

(New to the U.S. National Grid? Click here to find out more.)

Contact Us

Project Contacts


Steve Swazee
Chair, MnGeo Emergency Preparedness Committee

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