Generalized Land Use 2000

The 2000 Generalized Land Use dataset encompasses the seven county Twin Cities (Minneapolis and St. Paul) Metropolitan Area in Minnesota. The dataset was developed by the Metropolitan Council, a regional governmental organization that deals, in part, with regional issues and long range planning for the Twin Cities area. The data were interpreted from 2000 air photos, with additional assistance from county parcel data and assessor's information. <br/><br/>The land use classification scheme has been expanded somewhat from that used in previous versions of the generalized land use data. The following generalized land use classes are used (some of which have subclasses): <br/><br/>Single Family Residential<br/>Multifamily Residential<br/>Office<br/>Retail and Other Commercial<br/>Mixed Use<br/>Industrial and Utility<br/>Extractive<br/>Institutional<br/>Park, Recreational, or Preserve<br/>Golf Course<br/>Major Highway<br/>Railway<br/>Airport<br/>Agriculture<br/>Undeveloped<br/>Water<br/><br/>See Section 5 of the metadata for a detailed description of each of these land use categories and available subcategories.<br/><br/>Note: This dataset does not attempt to delineate what lands might be considered developable. This dataset does contain an 'Undeveloped' land category. The definition of that category can be found in Section 5 of this metadata.<br/><br/>Updated 01/07/03: The land use codes were changed for two water bodies surrounded by large wetland areas in southwestern Belle Plaine Township and northwestern Maple Plain. During the original 2000 interpretation, a large area surrounding the open water was also coded as open water for these lakes. These areas have been updated and are no longer coded as open water.

Additional Info

Field Value
dsAccessConst None. This dataset is public domain under the Minnesota Government Data Practices Act (Minnesota Statutes Chapter 13). If the dataset is not available from the Online Linkage in Section 6, please contact the Distribution Contact Person.
dsCurrentRef The dates of the original aerial photography were May 1, 2000 (West Half of the metro) and May 2, 2000 (East Half of the metro). County parcel and assessors data was from varying dates in the spring of 2000.
dsModifiedDate 2021-02-19 00:22:34
dsOriginator Metropolitan Council
dsPeriodOfContent 5/1/2000
dsPurpose To aid in forecasting region-wide land supply and demand and to be used as a general regional planning tool. This data does not indicate developability of land, but does show the location of 'Undeveloped' land based on the definition described in Section 5 of this metadata.
gdrsDsGuid {b43115b6-da92-40e8-a5bf-fbc180283d8c}
spatial {"type":"Polygon","coordinates":[[[-94.012, 44.471],[-94.012, 45.415], [-92.732, 45.415], [-92.732, 44.471], [-94.012, 44.471]]]}

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