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Aerial Photography of Minnesota - Regional Sources

Metropolitan Council of the Twin Cities

2020, 2016, 2010, 2000 and 1997

The Twin Cities Metropolitan Council contracted aerial photography of the seven-county Twin Cities metropolitan area in 2020, 2016, 2010, 2000 and 1997. Digital orthophotographs were created from this photography at a resolution of 0.3 meters (1-foot) in 2020, 2016 and 2010 and a resolution of 0.6 meters (2-feet) in 2000 and 1997. The imagery is available via MnGeo's Geospatial Image Service (a web mapping service or WMS). For more information, see the documentation for 2020, 2016, 2010, 2000 and 1997.

Counties and Cities

Some counties and cities, especially in urban and growing areas, have contracted for aerial photography. Some local governments sell copies of the photos. Depending on the county or city, the photos might be at the County Surveyor, Assessor, Planning and Zoning or Environmental Services offices. The following starting points may help you locate these photos:

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