Boundaries of Minnesota

This is the MnDOT user-accepted version of the state boundary. It is a composite of all of the county boundaries, as accepted by MnDOT for general purpose use. This boundary represents a pre-1947 state boundary as it does not recognize the 1947 states compact signed between Wisconsin, Michigan, and Minnesota, which defined the boundary/boundaries within Lake Superior. This boundary measures approximately 84,365 square miles, and excludes the portion of Lake Superior that is legally defined as part of the state of Minnesota.

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dsAccessConst None
dsCurrentRef Data is published weekly to the GeoCommons, but maybe maintained on a different cycle. Open package to review specific layer for more detail.
dsModifiedDate 2020-05-28 00:54:31
dsOriginator Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT)
dsPurpose This layer was created to represent the general boundary of Minnesota for cartographic mapping and planning-level spatial analysis. This layer does not represent legal descriptions, nor should it be used for survey-grade applications.
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spatial {"type":"Polygon","coordinates":[[[-97.508970, 43.192405],[-97.508970, 49.652543], [-89.028990, 49.652543], [-89.028990, 43.192405], [-97.508970, 43.192405]]]}

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