Webinar recording about Minnesota LiDAR hosted by MN.IT's Tim Loesch

Post date: Wednesday, November 19, 2014 - 10:16

Some of the most robust data we have posted here on the MN Geospatial Commons is our high-resolution elevation data in LiDAR format. A quick way to find those resources on the Commons is to use the "Elevation" tag in your search to obtain results like this (notice how "?groups=elevation" is in... more

Statewide leaf-off imagery project nears completion

Post date: Wednesday, November 12, 2014 - 14:14

A statewide project to collect digital aerialimagery, in four bands (red, green, blue and color infrared) at a level of detail neverbefore achieved in Minnesota is rapidly reaching completion.  For more information see:


Thanks for joining us at the MN GIS/LIS Consortium Conference

Post date: Monday, September 15, 2014 - 14:41

Collaborators on the Geospatial Commons were at the GIS/LIS Annual Conference and Workshops from October 1-3. Attendees were able to find us and hear more about the Commons in the following ways:

  • "State of the State" address from Dan Ross, Minnesota Chief Geospatial Information Officer (CGIO)
  • "Minnesota Geospatial Commons" workshop from Hal Watson
  • Session titled "An Introduction to the Minnesota... more

Where to find more data during migration phase

Post date: Thursday, June 19, 2014 - 08:27

We are adding data from several agencies to create The Minnesota Geospatial Commons, a collaborative place for users and publishers of geospatial resources in Minnesota. Data from those sites are being continuously moved here during 2014 and 2015. In the meantime, if you can’t find what you are looking for, check the other sites:

Minnesota Geospatial Commons launched on July 1, 2014

Post date: Thursday, May 15, 2014 - 14:13

The inital release of the Minnesota Geospatial Commons was launched on July 1, 2014.  This first phase of the project establishes a single, stable portal for Minnesota GIS data.  Although not all data can be found on the Commons today, many more data resources are currently being added through phase two of the project.  By the end of calendar year 2014, it is expected that all of the best agency data will be available through the Commons, and individual state agency portals (e.g. the Data... more


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