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Right of Way Mapping and Monitoring

View, save and print MnDOT Right of Way, Plat, and Railroad Maps

Right of Way Mapping and Monitoring


A new Right of Way Mapping and Monitoring application became available March 2016. The basemap is a cache map, which means it will load faster than the old basemap. You will still use the same tools for finding a RW map, viewing a RW map, and for downloading a RW map. The Java issue is not fixed. AutoVue only can use older versions of Java. MnDOT's IT team is working on ways to fix this problem, but until then you can still download all of the RW maps.

Access to maps

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Launch Right of Way Mapping and Monitoring Application


Once in the application viewer, click the buttons in the right corner of the menu bar to help locate data and to expand viewer functionality.

Once in the application viewer, click the buttons on the right side of the menu bar to help locate data and to expand view functionality.

The interactive map allows you to select where you would like to view data at a larger scale. Each map sheet is represented by a rectangle outlining the map sheet’s border. The application provides use of separate software, AutoVue, to view the actual map.

Many layers are scale-dependent and will not appear in the index until the map is zoomed in far enough. Once in the Right of Way Mapping & Monitoring Application, click the buttons in the right of the menu bar to help locate data and to expand viewer functionality.

Step by step instructions

Help segments for specific tools

User tips

Printing and pop-up blocking

Pop-up blocking will need to be disabled in order to print any maps and use other features available on this site. You can also add this site to your list of sites where pop ups are allowed:

  • In Internet Explorer, go to tools, Pop-up Blocker Settings and add mndotgis.dot.state.mn.us. Click add and close.
  • In Firefox go under tools, options Web Features and add mndotgis.dot.state.mn.us as an allowed site.

Viewing the Interactive GIS map

This map is best viewed at a screen resolution of 1024 * 768 or higher with colors set to thousands or higher. You may encounter problems if you try to stretch the image onto two or more computer screens. For more information: RWMM and AutoVue Application Requirement (PDF).

Common GIS layers

Roads, railroads, airport runways, navigable waters, state boundary, county boundaries, municipal boundaries, MnDOT Districts, civil boundaries, congressional and civil townships boundaries, state parks, military reservations, Indian reservation land, national forests, national parks, streams, lakes.

Layers related to Right of Way

  • ROW Footprints (DGN)
  • ROW Footprints (TIF)
  • ROW Plat Footprints (and Graphic Commissioner Order Maps)
  • ROW Rail Footprints (Railroad Valuation Maps)
  • ROW Rail Station Plats
  • ROW Lines (R/W Limits – Boundary Lines)
  • Map Status (Status of Map Publication)


For an alternate source of right of way maps as well as other maps including commissioner’s orders, road and bridge plans, survey records, and utility permit records, go to MnDOT’s eDOCS site—formerly Electronic Document Management System (EDMS). View a comparison of the content of RWMM and eDOCS sites (PDF) and also how to find a map in eDOCS (PDF).

More information


Several hundred maps in the collection have attachments that may not appear with the map footprint or the rest of the map roll. These attachments were part of the original roll map and consist of title pages, inserts or other pertinent components. These attachments were not initially made part of the map footprint because their content did not include actual ground features that would enable their spatial referencing. Gradually, as time permits, we are joining these attachments with the adjoining map sheet. You will know when you encounter one of these joined pair of images because the viewed image will extend outside of the map footprint. Due to the high number of maps in this situation some are still being joined and therefore are not available in the spatial application tool.

Warning: You will not know if an attachment exists where the merging of images has not occurred. You can see and download the full map from eDOCS if your map appears to be missing the map title page or any map insert.