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MnGeo's Transitional Data Catalog

MnGeo is moving this information to the Minnesota Geospatial Commons, a collaborative place for users and publishers of geospatial resources about Minnesota. Once a dataset has moved to the Commons or has been retired, its link is deleted from this webpage. This webpage will be retired when all of the links are gone.

This page lists GIS data, most of it free, that has documentation hosted by MnGeo. Some of the data is from MnGeo and some is from other agencies. Most data sets provide statewide coverage of Minnesota. The data are organized into the categories listed below. To view information about a data set (its metadata) click on the data set name. Data sets can be downloaded from a link in the metadata except for those marked with an asterisk (*).

See other agency catalogs listed at the Minnesota Geospatial Commons for additional data sets.

Choose a Data Category

Land Ownership  |  Cultural  |  Biology and Ecology  |  Land Use and Cover  |  Water  |  Geology and Soils  |  Elevation  |  Imagery and Photographs  |  Basemaps, Scanned Maps and Charts

Land Ownership (Cadastral)


Biology and Ecology

Land Use and Cover

Water Resources

Note:  The following Legacy Watershed data sets have been removed from MnGeo's Data Catalog: DNR Major and Minor Watersheds (1999 and earlier); NRCS 11-digit Watersheds, USGS Hydrologic Unit Code Boundaries (1999 and earlier), and the Common Stream and Watershed Information System (CSAW) tables. These have been replaced by the 2008 DNR Catchments and derived watershed layers (state) and the Watershed Boundary Dataset - WBD (national). See MnGeo's Watershed First-Stop Page for information on the replacement data sets. Hydrography derived from USGS DLG data, along with the River Kilometer Index (RKI) layers are also considered legacy data and have been removed.

Geology and Soils


Imagery and Photographs

Basemaps, Scanned Maps and Charts

* Data set is not online. See the ordering instructions in the metadata for details.

Page last revised:  1/15/2021

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