Generalized Land Use 2005

The 2005 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 2005 air photos, with additional assistance from county parcel data and assessor's information, reverse directories, and Internet 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/>More information about the Metropolitan Council's generalized land use data can be found in the <a href="" target=_blank>Landuse Notes</a> document.

Additional Info

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Last Updated November 20, 2015, 11:02
Created September 1, 2015, 10:01
dsAccessConst None
dsCurrentRef The dates of the original aerial photography were April 8, 13 and 14, 2005. County parcel and assessors data was from varying dates in the spring of 2005.
dsModifiedDate 2015-11-20 02:47:43
dsOriginator Metropolitan Council
dsPeriodOfContent 4/14/2005
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.

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