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The Minnesota Geospatial Commons

The Minnesota Geospatial Commons is a collaborative public website where publishers can share, and users can access geospatial data, maps, services and applications - collectively referred to as geospatial resources

Designed to meet the long-term needs of the geospatial community, the Geospatial Commons is available to the public for individuals and organizations with interests in geographic information systems (GIS) resources and knowledge.

Minnesota Geospatial Commons helps users find information and provides the ability to download many datasets in a variety of formats. Searches can be defined and narrowed using metadata and map filters. Users can also find information about web map services or Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) and how to connect to them.

Publishers can efficiently share their geospatial resources and associated metadata using common tools or a Geospatial Data Resource Site (GDRS).

You'll find the Minnesota Geospatial Commons at http://gisdata.mn.gov

Minnesota Geographic Data Clearinghouse

The Minnesota Geographic Data Clearinghouse serves as a convenient source for geographic resources, ranging from simple state maps to complex geospatial data needed to power Geographic Information Systems. 

  • Coordinated by MnGeo, the Clearinghouse provides access to a wide variety of sources making it your first stop for Minnesota geographic data. Clearinghouse  partners include the USGS, Bureau of the Census, Minnesota's DNR, DOT and PCA, the MetroGIS program and many others. 
  • Data                    
  • Map gallery 
  • Metadata tools

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