MnModel From Everywhere To Everywhere, Minnesota

The From Everywhere To Everywhere (FETE_RGB) is a historical pedestrian transportation least-cost path model for Minnesota that does not require knowledge of origins and destinations for travel. The model is a map of the most likely locations for high traffic pedestrian corridors determined by overlaying a historical vegetation resistance model with a conditioned (pit-removed) LiDAR-based digital terrain reconstruction. This dataset was developed for use in Mn/Model4 archaeological predictive model.

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dsCurrentRef Currentness: 1848-1907 and 2017. Digital terrain data derived from 2017 LiDAR; resistance values were derived from vegetation types mapped by Marschner from the Public Land Survey records (1848-1907).
dsModifiedDate 2022-03-10 00:31:51
dsOriginator Minnesota Department of Transportation
dsPurpose The purpose of this data is to provide the source data used for predicting the potential for finding unknown archaeological sites early in the transportation construction planning process, so that impacts on these sites can be avoided.

Digital terrain model (DTM) data used to develop the FETE model were from 2017 and had been conditioned to remove infrastructure and other modern features as well as pits; path resistance values were derived from historical vegetation types as mapped by Marschner from the Public Land Survey records (1848-1907).

Related datasets include the presettlement vegetation data used available here: and the Mn/Model4 DTM10CONDPR grid available here:

White applied 'From Everywhere To Everywhere' (FETE) model (White and Barber 2012) to these data to generate the resulting surface indicating the intensity of pedestrian traffic that may have existed in any given cell. This surface is essentially a map of potential pedestrian networks based on terrain, hydrography, and historic vegetation. In the FETE_RGB version, the networks are visualized so that the cells carrying the most traffic red, those carrying intermediate levels of potential traffic are green, and those estimated to have the lowest levels of potential pedestrian traffic are yellow. For more information on FETE see: White, Devin A. and Sarah B. Barber 2012. Geospatial modeling of pedestrian transportation networks: a case study from precolumbian Oaxaca, Mexico. Journal of Archaeological Science 39: 2684-2696.

This dataset is best suited for general reference only. It is not suitable for precise land measurements or ground surveys.

For more information please visit MnModel's website:
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