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A Business Plan for Statewide Parcel Data Integration for Minnesota

Development of a statewide parcel data set is one of the top data priorities for stakeholders in Minnesota. While several programs exist to collect parcel data and distribute it within regional groups or single agencies, a comprehensive process for combining parcels statewide has never been established.

This business plan, published September 2012, proposes a prudent and effective approach for aggregating a seamless, statewide parcel data layer. It is based on extensive input obtained from surveys, a workshop and research.

MnGeo coordinated the project with substantial input and assistance from the advisory committee and the consultant team. Work was done collaboratively with numerous stakeholders, including local governmental units through their statewide organizations and Minnesotaís Parcels and Land Records Committee. The work was funded in part by a Federal Geographic Data Committee CAP grant.

The Business Plan

Plan Contents

Project Activity

Extensive information gathering was key to producing a viable business plan. Input was gathered from stakeholders representing federal, tribal, state, county, city and regional government; higher education; non-profits and the private sector. Project activity included:

Much of the information gathered can be found in the Appendices.

Background and Credits

This project built upon several prior efforts dating back to the mid-1990s, including:

Related Efforts

Contact Information

The business plan is complete. As work on implementing the plan progresses, we will provide updates.

If you have questions, contact Dan Ross at, or 651-201-2460.


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