Generalized Land Use 2016

The 2016 Generalized Land Use Inventory 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 2016 air photos, with additional assistance from county parcel data and assessor's information, Internet information, field checks , and community review.<br/><br/>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: Although this dataset does contain an 'Undeveloped' land category, this dataset does not attempt to delineate what lands might be considered developable. 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 here <a href="ftp://ftp.gisdata.mn.gov/pub/gdrs/data/pub/us_mn_state_metc/plan_generl_lnduse2016/metadata/landuse_notes.pdf" target=_blank>Landuse Notes</a>

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Last Updated April 27, 2019, 10:03
Created June 27, 2017, 10:02
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 April 9-22, 2016. County parcel and assessors data was from varying dates in the spring of 2016.
dsMetadataUrl ftp://ftp.gisdata.mn.gov/pub/gdrs/data/pub/us_mn_state_metc/plan_generl_lnduse2016/metadata/metadata.html
dsModifiedDate 2019-04-26 23:46:17
dsOriginator Metropolitan Council
dsPeriodOfContent 4/22/2016
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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