Metro Stormwater Geodata Project

The MetroGIS collaborative is working with a broad group of interested public and private stakeholders toward the development of a multi-purpose stormwater transfer 
standard. This stormwater geodata transfer standard is intended to eventually serve as a means to federate a regional stormwater system dataset in the metropolitan region to meet a range of known business needs including routing and integration with asset management.

Current MSWGP Documents

Below are current documents relevant to the MSWGP effort.

Project Charter and Two-Page Summary


Stakeholder Input 


Steering Team Minutes & Presentations

 

MSWGP Contact List

 

Prototype Stormwater Data Standard

Below are materials for the upcoming pilot project and the draft version of the MS4 inspection schemas as well as the three Excel spreadsheets containing the initial version of the MSWGP's prototype stormwater transfer standard. These materials will be reviewed, edited and reworked substantially during 2019 by the MSWGP Steering Team and its constituent work groups and are subject to change. Please note the date of publication for each document and check back frequently for updates.

Proposed Sites for Pilot Project (.gdb)

MS4 Inspection Schemas (Drafts, v. 0.1)

  • MS4 Inflow Inspection Schema  (coming soon!)
  • MS4 Outflow Inspection Schema (coming soon!)
  • MS4 Basin Inspection Schema (coming soon!)

MSWGP Prototype Transfer Standard (v. 0.1)

DNR & BWSR Data Specifications

Below are links to related documents and resources prepared by the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (for culvert data) and the Board of Water and Soil Resources (for drainage data):

Context and Background

Work on the Metro Stormwater Geodata Project (MSWGP)  commenced in Spring 2018, with presentations and stakeholder input sessions on April 17 (in Medina) and June 12 (in St. Paul) and the formation of a Steering Team convening for the first time on June 26, 2018 in Minneapolis.

The MSGP project aims to:

  • Engage both the data producer and data consumer communities to discover what business needs they have for an inter-jurisdictional stormwater dataset and accompanying data standard;
  • Collaboratively work toward developing a data transfer standard and developing work flows, agreements and understandings between participating partners;
  • Document and address policy issues surrounding data availability and protection of assets;
  • To identify and capitalize on both existing formal and informal relationships in place among the partners in working toward federating the data together;


Building upon prior work


The MSWGP builds upon a significant body of prior work. In 2010, a Draft Digital Stormwater Data Exchange Transfer Standard was developed, as well as a pilot project focused on gathering and assessing data in the Battle Creek Sub-Watershed of the Ramsey-Washington-Metro Watershed District.

Documents on the original Draft Stormwater Standard can be found here.

An Excel spreadsheet version of the original 2010 Draft Stormwater Standard can be found here: Excel Version of Draft Stormwater Standard

Contact

If you have questions about, or interest in this project, please contact:

Geoff Maas, GISP
MetroGIS Coordinator
651.602.1638
geoffrey.maas@metc.state.mn.us

Related Documents & Resources

2010 Draft Digital Stormwater System Data Exchange Transfer Standard

2010 Standard for Digital Stormwater System Data Exchange Pilot Project (Mack/Onorati Study)

Updating the National Hydrographic Data for the Twin Cities Metropolitan Area with Local Subsurface Drainage Information (Kloiber/Hinz Study)