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

Dataset ​CAD ​FGDB SHP
Address Points - Countywide​ FGDB ​SHP
Buildings - Countywide​ CAD FGDB SHP
Commissioner Districts - Countywide​ SHP
Elevation - Apple Valley​ ​FGDB
Elevation - Burnsville​ ​FGDB
​Elevation - Eagan FGDB
​Elevation - Farmington FGDB
​Elevation - Hastings ​FGDB
Elevation - Inver Grove Heights FGDB
​Elevation - Lakeville FGDB
​Elevation - Mendota Heights ​FGDB
​Elevation - Rosemount FGDB
​Elevation - South St. Paul FGDB
​Elevation - West St. Paul FGDB
​Foreclosures 2014 - Countywide SHP
Foreclosures 2013 - Countywide​ SHP
Foreclosures 2012 - Countywide​ SHP
Foreclosures 2011 - Countywide​ SHP
Foreclosures 2010 - Countywide​ SHP
Foreclosures 2009 - Countywide​ SHP
Foreclosures 2008 - Countywide​ SHP
Foreclosures 2007 - Countywide​ SHP
Geologic Atlas - Countywide​ ​FGDB
Minnesota Land Cover Classification System (MLCCS) – Countywide​ FGDB SHP
Municipalities​ SHP
Parcels – Countywide*​ CAD FGDB SHP
​Physical Features – Lines – Countywide CAD SHP
​Physical Features – Lines and Points – Countywide  FGDB
​Physical Features – Points – Countywide CAD SHP
Public Ditches​ CAD FGDB SHP
Streets - Countywide*​ CAD FGDB SHP
Subdivisions - Countywide*​ SHP
Soil & Water Conservation District Supervisor Districts​ CAD FGDB SHP

Last updated: 7/15/2015 6:19 AM