NCompass Street Centerlines Dataset Contract to end 12/1/2019


The NCompass Dataset will no longer be updated after December 1, 2019.

Current license holders will be able to maintain their use of the dataset past that date, however, no new updates to the dataset will be provided.

If you need road centerline data for the metropolitan region, please transition to using the
Metro Regional Centerlines Collaborative (MRCC) Dataset available from the Minnesota Geospatial Commons.

More information about the MRCC dataset can be found here.

(Original Language for) NCompass Street Centerlines Dataset

The Metropolitan Council and NCompass have entered an agreement where the NCompass Street Centerline and Landmarks Data are available to all State and Local Government agencies and Colleges and Universities in the State of Minnesota at no fee. The Metropolitan Council has funded the licensing of these data for use by these organizations to promote standardization and sharing of geographic information. As of 2017, the Metropolitan Council has extended its contract with NCompass through December 31, 2019.

Link to Metadata (on the Minnesota Geospatial Commons):

NCompass Street Centerlines, NCompass Edit Tables and Landmarks Dataset


How Do I Acquire the NCompass Street Centerlines Dataset?

Step 1: Download License Agreement

Complete Attachment A (pages 1 and 7) and Attachment B.

If a third party will be handling the data for your organization, complete a Third Party Confidentially Agreement (Attachment C found at the end of license agreement).

If a third party simply needs to be added to an existing license, you can complete just the 
Third Party Confidentiality Agreement

Step 2: Return completed license to:
NCompass Technologies
Attn: Dan Och
Step 3: Download the Data
Once the license is signed and the Metropolitan Council’s representative has been notified by NCompass that a license has been approved, a document will be sent to the Licensee containing the URL, username and password for access.

For questions regarding data licensing and access procedures, please contact: