Table of Contents
MN GIS/LIS Consortium
From the Chair
GLO Notes Online
Ag/DNR Collaboration Water/Utilities/Telecom Info
Open for Requests
MetroGIS Business Plan
Goodhue Wetland Model
Stream Class Problems
Computer Energy Standards
UofM GIS Portfolio
Certificate at Mankato
St. Mary's Update
MIIM Internet Mapper
Craig Wins Award
Zenk NGS Advisor
GIS Jobs in Demand
Finding Information on Minnesota’s Surface Water Resources and Utilities and Telecommunications Infrastructure
By Nancy Rader, Land Management Information Center
In order to help GIS users find the Minnesota data, maps and services they need, the Land Management Information Center continues to expand its series of “first-stop” information webpages. Each page provides an overview of what’s available on a particular topic, such as soils or land ownership. The pages link to GIS data, online and printed maps, services, reports or other background material from a wide variety of sources, including state, federal and local government agencies, non-profit organizations and the private sector.
The newest themes are surface water resources and utilities and telecommunications.
Surface Water Resources
A wide range of water-related data sets and maps are available for the state. The information pages guide users through choices for:
- Rivers and streams
- Miscellaneous water-related GIS data
The “miscellaneous” category contains information on surface water monitoring sites, water appropriations, discharges to surface water, rain gages, general climatology, and the results of water quality and other types of monitoring.
Utilities and Telecommunications
The utilities and telecommunications page covers electric power from energy sources such as wind, coal, nuclear, hydro, and solar – including transmission lines, substations, and service areas – natural gas pipelines, water and sewer infrastructure, and telecommunications infrastructure and service areas. Some of this data has restricted access.
Other first-stop pages are available for:
- Air photos
- Land ownership
- Land use/cover
- USGS basemaps
Access these pages by looking under “Information by Theme” in the data section of LMIC’s Minnesota Geographic Data Clearinghouse: http://www.lmic.state.mn.us/chouse/data.html
For more information, contact Nancy Rader, Land Management Information Center, firstname.lastname@example.org or 651-201-2489.