Maps and GIS


Minnesota River Basin
Source: Minnesota River Basin Data Center

The mission of the Minnesota River Basin Data Center GIS is to provide a centralized location to discover, publish, and acquire geospatial data for areas within the Minnesota River Basin. The site has three major components: 

  • a printable map gallery of downloadable maps depicting the Minnesota River Basin geophysical data,

  • an interactive map portal for viewing and exploring the Minnesota River Basin and associated data layers,

  • a  Regional GIS Data portal where geospatial data for the Minnesota River Basin can be published and acquired.

Geographic Information Systems (GIS)

Geographic Information Systems (GIS) is a term used to describe the creation, manipulation, analysis, and storage of spatial data. This technology integrates common database operations such as query and statistical analysis with geographic data through visualization and maps. These attributes distinguish GIS from other information systems and make it valuable for exploring options, explaining results, and deciding strategies. 

Modeling and Targeting Tools

Learn more about tools for conservation targeting and modeling on the Tools website.