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GIS Data

​Public GIS data is provided in specific formats and geographic subsets on the County website and elsewhere at no cost.  Additional special requests are accommodated through the standard GIS services fee. Free maps and GIS data is available.

Dakota County GIS Database Disclaimer
NOTICE: Dakota County Geographic Information System (GIS) Data are made available pursuant to the Minnesota Government Data Practices Act (Minnesota Statutes Chapter 13) THE GIS DATA ARE PROVIDED TO YOU AS IS AND WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY AS TO THEIR PERFORMANCE, MERCHANTABILITY, OR FITNESS FOR ANY PARTICULAR PURPOSE. The GIS Data were developed by Dakota County (“County”) for their own internal business purposes. The County does not represent or warrant that the GIS Data or the data documentation are error-free, complete, current, or accurate. You are responsible for any consequences resulting from your use of the GIS Data or your reliance on the GIS Data. You should consult the data documentation for this particular GIS Data to determine the limitations of the GIS Data and the precision with which the GIS Data may depict distance, direction, location, or other geographic features. If you transmit or provide the GIS Data (or any portion of it) to another user, you must provide a copy of this disclaimer and the accompanying metadata for this dataset to the user.


  • Pre-built datasets include all major cities and the entire county.
  • All data provided in specific standard formats and coordinate projections – special requests for data in other coordinate system or format adds additional charge for conversion time.
  • Non-County digital data will be provided for a fee based on actual costs plus GIS service fee, as allowed by applicable data licensing.
  • Sales tax will be added to data sales.

Projecting GIS Data
ArcGIS projection file for Dakota County Geographic Data, DakotaCountyMNCoordinatesFeet1.zipDakota County Coordinates, NAD83.

Direct Download
Dakota County distributes its GIS data on the Minnesota Geospatial Commons with many other agencies in Minnesota. All of the datasets in GIS formats (fgdb / shp) previously listed on this page have been moved to the Dakota County page on the Commons. All remaining datasets and datasets in CAD format are scheduled to be moved to the Commons over the coming weeks.

* indicates data published each week on Fridays after 1 a.m.

Dataset ​CAD ​FGDB
Buildings - Countywide​ CAD FGDB
Geologic Atlas - Countywide​ ​FGDB
Parcels – Countywide*​ CAD
​Physical Features – Lines – Countywide CAD
​Physical Features – Points – Countywide CAD
Public Ditches​ CAD
Streets - Countywide*​ CAD
Soil & Water Conservation District Supervisor Districts​ CAD FGDB

Last updated: 9/11/2015 8:27 AM