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

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Geographic Data, Mapping & Analysis Links

Additional web resources for spatial data and information


iowa dot logoIowa Department of Transportation (Iowa DOT) Geospatial Technologies -

Homepage for Iowa DOT spatial data. Includes internal links to web services, travel information and traffic viewer, boundary data, GIMS, GIS data, and LRS database.


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Metro GIS -

Regional GIS initiative serving the seven-county Metro Area that provides a regional forum to promote and facilitate widespread sharing of geospatial data. MetroGIS is a voluntary collaboration of local and regional governments, with partners in state and federal government, academic institutions, nonprofit organizations and businesses.


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Regional planning and development agency that serves the Twin Cities seven-county metropolitan area, working with local communities and general public to address issues that existing governmental arrangements cannot. Provides framework for decisions and implementation for regional systems including aviation, transportation (region's largest bus sytem), parks and open space, water quality and water management.


geocommons logoMinnesota Geospatial Commons -

Collaborative place for Minnesota geospatial data publishers and consumers, including researchers, cartographers, web and applications developers, planners, and journalists who need data for a project, services for an application, or some other resource required for a GIS-based use. While web maps and web services can be viewed by non-GIS users, most of the resources in the Minnesota Geospatial Commons are in GIS formats and are intended to be used with GIS software.


MnGeo logoMinnesota Geospatial Information Office (MnGEO) -

Offers guidance, training, consulting, and technical services to state agencies and the Minnesota GIS community; and coordinates the development, implementation, support and use of statewide geospatial technology. Established in May 2009, the office is the first state agency with legislatively defined responsibility for coordinating GIS within Minnesota.


mn gis/lis logoMinnesota GIS/LIS Consortium -

A service to the GIS/LIS community, the Consortium offers free online membership for professionals, students, and users, plus a wealth of geospatial information and resources. The group provides job postings, business and scholarship events, a tri-annual newsletter, and sponsors an annual conference complete with educational workshops and networking events.


Minnesota Legislative Coordinating Commission's Geographic Information Services (LCC-GIS) -

Repository of statewide boundary information for legislative use. Maintains a map library of spatial information from the Census Bureau and a host of Minnesota State agencies that can be integrated with many sources of information (demographics, elections, natural resources and infrastructure) to produce maps and reports. Also provides the map layer data sets that help the Legislature perform redistricting every ten years in conjunction with the Census.


Minnesota State Parks: Minnesota DNR -

Park maps, events and activities, reservation and permit information, tours, etc.


MnDOT Office of Transit Bicycle Maps -

State and national bike maps, information on the new State of Minnesota Bicycle Map being developed through the Statewide Bicycle Planning Study, and other helpful mapping websites.


MnDOT Interactive GIS Basemap -

Online application that provides statewide coverage of MnDOT's GIS Basemap data, including transportation features, boundary information, and waterway locations. Also allows you to view, save, and print maps.


MnMap -

A collaborative GIS information site brought to you by MnDOT and supported by ESRI. Features maps of construction and planned projects, the National Highway System, a 2030 transit overview, and an interactive map of Minnesota.


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United States Geological Survey (USGS) -

Science organization serving the U.S. by providing reliable information on the environment, natural hazards, natural resources, the impacts of land-use and climate change, and much more. Contains a wide range of maps, aerial photographs, and satellite imagery.


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North Dakota Department of Transportation (NDDOT) GIS -

Offers interactive web viewers for right of way data, real-time travel information, and user map creation. Also provides information on traffic counts and access control, online and paper maps, and external state GIS data hubs.


sddot logoSouth Dakota Department of Transportation (SDDOT) Maps -

Includes links to Interactive Road Systems Maps viewer, State Transportation Improvement Program (STIP) viewer, Public Road Inventory, CADD mapping, and other map requests.


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Transportation Data and Analysis -

Information on the Roadway Data Section in charge of creating and updating Roadlog Files; maintaining the trunk highway Roadway History File, Control Section records, and Construction Project Log; and managing MnDOT's Transportation Information System (TIS)... the Traffic Forecasting & Analysis (TFA) Section in charge of volume, classification, speed and weight data as well as traffic forecasts, reports, maps and analysis... and the Geographic Information & Mapping (GIM) and Basemap Sections.


Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) Maps and Data -

One-stop shop for WisDOT spatial data. Offerings include travel/traffic maps, photologging, traffic counts, WISLR (GIS-based system that combines local road data with interactive mapping capabilities), aerial imagery, cartographic and photogrammetric data, and survey control information.