State Government Data

Most states in the United States implement a State Spatial Data Infrastructure to supply the National Spatial Data Infrastructure with local, regional and state datasets. Below are links to state geospatial clearinghouses and additional geospatial data resources for Minnesota.

State Geospatial Clearinghouses

Alabama
GIS Alabama
Louisiana
Geographic Information Center
Ohio
Geographically Referenced Information Program
Alaska
Geo-Spatial Clearinghouse
Maine
Office of GIS
Oklahoma
Arizona
AZGEO Clearinghouse
Maryland
iMap
Oregon
Geospatial Enterprise Office
Arkansas
GIS Office
Massachusetts
MassGIS
Pennsylvania
Spatial Data Access
California
Geoportal
Michigan
GIS Open Data
Rhode Island
RIGIS
Colorado Minnesota
Geospatial Commons
S. Carolina
Geographic Information Systems
Connecticut
Geospatial Information Systems Council
Mississippi
Geospatial Clearinghouse
South Dakota
South Dakota GIS
Delaware
FirstMap
Missouri
Spatial Data Information Service
Tennessee
GIS Clearinghouse
Florida
Geographic Data Library
Montana
Geographic Information Clearinghouse
Texas
Natural Resources Information System
Georgia
Spatial Data Infrastructure
Nebraska
NebraskaMap
Utah
Mapping Portal
Idaho
Geospatial Office
Nevada
Virtual Clearinghouse
Vermont
Center for Geographic Information
Hawaii
Statewide GIS Program
New Hampshire
GRANIT
Virginia
VGIN Geospatial Services
Illinois
Geospatial Data Clearinghouse
New Jersey
Geographic Information Network

Washington
State Geospatial Clearinghouse
Indiana
IndianaMap
New Mexico
Resource Geographic Information System
West Virginia
GIS Technical Center
Iowa New York
State GIS Clearinghouse
Wisconsin
Kansas
Data Access & Support Center
N. Caroline
Center for Geographic Information & Analysis
Wyoming
Geospatial Hub
Kentucky
Geography Network
N. Dakota
GIS Hub

Additional Geospatial Data Resources for Minnesota

  • MnTOPO
    A web application for viewing, printing and downloading high-resolution elevation data for Minnesota that was collected using LiDAR technology. It runs on a variety of devices, including desktops, tablets, and mobile phones.
    Raw LAS files, bare earth LiDAR points and building footprints are available for selected areas.  Spot elevation and elevation profile tools are provided.
  • Geospatial Image Service for Minnesota
    WMS services providing access to Minnesota aerial photos, hillshades and scanned topographic maps.  Content list and instructions on using the service with GIS software are provided.  To export the images as local copies, use MNDNR Export to Image Add-in (requires ArcGIS 10.x as of June 2017).
  • Department of Natural Resources Natural Heritage Information System.
    Provides information on Minnesota's rare plants, animals, native plant communities, and other rare features. Data request form are available on the page.
  • Other mapping applications from Department of Natural Resources, including ForestView, Landview, etc.
    The map apps on this page allow users to create customized maps and many of them do not support data download.  They however are great for viewing the data.  You can download the data at
    Minnesota Geospatial Commons.