Minnesota Geospatial Commons

The Minnesota Geospatial Commons (the "Commons") is a collaborative place for users and publishers of geospatial resources in Minnesota.

The Commons is primarily for geospatial data consumers: people who need data for a project, services for an application, or some other resource required for a GIS-based use. It is a robust data distribution site that can be used by both traditional and non-traditional GIS users, such as web developers, journalists and others.

The Commons is not intended to provide web mapping functionality like “Google Maps” or “ArcGIS Online.”

The Commons was publicly released on June 30, 2014 with an initial selection of GIS datasets.  During 2014 and 2015, more datasets will be added as GIS data sites, like DNR Data Deli, are fully transitioned to the Minnesota Geospatial Commons. The plan for the Commons is to replace the existing state agency geospatial data delivery systems, including DNR Data Deli, MetroGIS DataFinder and MnGeo's GeoGateway.  

Link to the Commons: gisdata.mn.gov