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Geographic Information & Mapping

Preparing and maintaining core GIS and CAD data at a planning level scale

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GIS Data Products

Downloadable data sets comprised of shapefiles and metadata

The GIS Basemap is a planning level set of data developed at a scale of 1:24,000. The data set includes information about transportation features (roads, railroads and navigable waters), boundary information (state, county, and municipal boundaries; MnDOT District boundaries; civil and congressional townships; state forests and parks; military reservations; Indian reservation lands; national forests and parks), and stream and lake locations.

This site does not enable you to compose or view maps online (to view GIS Basemap data online, visit the MnDOT Interactive GIS Basemap). This is an internet-based spatial data acquisition site that allows users to download compressed shapefiles for use in their Geographic Information System (GIS), image processing system, or traditional database environment. To use the data present on this site, you must own or have rights to software that is capable of reading the data files. The data on this site is primarily targeted for ArcView® and ARC/INFO®. All users must have the capability to uncompress zipped format archives. This page was developed to support the distribution of ArcView GIS Resources to MnDOT staff and to the general GIS public. The site includes links to extensive data descriptions (metadata) to support our users. All of these resources are provided free of charge and accordingly, are not warranted for any specific use. We do, however, strive to produce accurate data and would appreciate any comments that you may have.

Title Year(s) Metadata Source Size File
Trunk Highway System Current View MnDOT 3.6 MB ZIP
Railroads Current View MnDOT 502 KB ZIP
Navigable Waterways Current View MnDNR 22 KB ZIP
Statewide Boundaries Current View MnDOT 487 KB ZIP
County Boundaries Current View MnDOT 1 MB ZIP
Municipal Boundaries 2011 View MnDOT 1.7 MB ZIP
MnDOT District Boundaries Current View MnDOT 116 KB ZIP
Civil Township Boundaries 2011 View MnDOT 3.4 MB ZIP
Congressional Township Boundaries Current View MnDOT 1.8 MB ZIP
PLSS Section Boundaries Current View MnDOT 7 MB ZIP
State Forests Current View MnDNR 159 KB ZIP
State Parks Current View MnDNR 127 KB ZIP
National Forests Current View MnDNR 95 KB ZIP
National Parks Current View MnDNR 19 KB ZIP
Airport Runways Current View MnDOT 29 KB ZIP
Military Reservation Current View MnDOT 53 KB ZIP
Indian Reservation Lands Current View MnDOT 306 KB ZIP
Title Year(s) Metadata Source Size File
Road Systems 2014: (or use county map below) View MnDOT < 6.2 MB ZIP

Houston Fillmore Mower Freeborn Faribault Martin Jackson Nobles Rock Pipestone Murray Cottonwood Watonwan Winona Olmsted Dodge Steele Waseca Blue Earth Brown Redwood Lyon Lincoln Yellow Medicine Lac Qui Parle Wabasha Goodhue Rice Le Sueur Dakota Scott Nicollet Carver Sibley Renville Chippewa McLeod Hennepin Ramsey Washington Anoka Wright Meeker Kandiyohi Swift Chisago Isanti Sherburne Benton Stearns Pope Stevens Big Stone Pine Kanabec Mille Lacs Morrison Douglas Grant Traverse Todd Wilkin Otter Tail Wadena Crow Wing Carlton Aitkin Cass Becker Clay Norman Hubbard Mahnomen Clearwater Itasca Beltrami Polk Red Lake Pennington Cook Lake St. Louis Marshall Koochiching Lake of the Woods Roseau Kittson map of Minnesota counties with clickable links inside each county, allowing users to download county basemap data in zip file format

Use of this document is subject to MnDOT's disclaimers, legal notices, and policies found at: http://www.dot.state.mn.us/information/disclaimer.html