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3DGeo Data Acquisition Workgroup - Status Information

Statewide Outreach Meeting was held on April 27, 2021. See: Slides and Video (coming soon).

The table below provides an overview of the lidar planning status for the lidar acquisition areas in Minnesota. The rows show different stages of the planning and grant application as well as data acquisition and delivery. The columns and cells show the status for each of the phases by lidar acquisition area. Additionally, the first column provides a guideline for the ideal timeframe for each step, if it is known.

Also please see the Current Status of Lidar Planning Map.

The 3DGeo data acquisition team shares information about upcoming meetings and lidar news in the Minnesota GIS Newsletter. If you have specific questions, or would like to learn more about a specific item on this page, please contact us at

Lidar Acquisition Areas Northeast Forested Southwest Agriculture Southeast Driftless
and Missouri Big Sioux
Metro Area North Central Lakes Northwest Red River
Lidar Acquisition Blocks Rainy Lake
Lake Superior
Minnesota River West
Minnesota River East
Lower Mississippi
Missouri Big Sioux
Central Mississippi River Upper Mississippi River Red River North
Red River South
  Ideal Timeline            
Phase 1 - Planning & Grant Application
Acquisition Area Outreach Meeting 
Initial Meeting Date Spring October 21, 2019
May 25, 2021 August 21, 2020 November 17, 2020 May 11, 2021
Additional outreach meetings/materials Spring/Summer 2019 NE planning handout
Northeast Lidar Acquisition Area Proposed 2021 Map
NE Area Update, July 2020
June 15, 2021 Presentation to Stevens Co
October 7, 2020 Funding Southern MN Meeting
Southern Minnesota Area 2021 Map
January 30, 2020 Presentation to Met Council
January 11, 2021 Presentation to MetroGIS
January 26, 2021 Presentation to Hennepin Co
May 20, 2021 Central Region Funding
June 7, 2021 Presentation to Anoka Co

USGS Grant Application & Funding Collaboration Discussion
Meeting Date
Summer September 28, 2020 October 7, 2020

Feedback Due for BAA

BAA due
Mid-November November 13, 2020
November 13, 2020

BAA Response
January 2020 (Rainy Lake USGS Funding Recommended)
January 2021 (Lake Superior USGS Funding Recommended)

January 2021 (Southern Minnesota USGS Funding Recommended)

Phase 2 - Data Acquisition, Data Delivery to Partners
JFA & SOW Drafted February Complete In progress

JFA & SOW Finalized March Complete

Stakeholder provides funds for Task Order
March Complete
USGS Task Order issued
March Complete
Field Survey

Data Acquisition
April/May 2021
Initial QA/QC

Data Calibration & Processing

Data QA/QC & Distribution
1 year after acquisition

Phase 3 - Public Distribution of Data and Derivative Products
Public Data Distribution


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