U-Spatial provides access to a number of spatial data resources for research and learning. These include recent National Agriculture Imagery Program (NAIP) imagery; imagery from Hennepin and Ramsey Counties; and Minnesota elevation data including LiDAR and digital elevation models (DEMs). Students, faculty, and staff can access the data at \\files.umn.edu\us\gis\U-Spatial\UMN_Users\data by following the steps in Connect to a Shared Drive or Network folder.
Contact the U-Spatial Help Desk for assistance.
National Agriculture Imagery Program (NAIP)
Minnesota NAIP imagery for 2008, 2010, 2013, 2015, 2017, 2019
High resolution imagery for 2000, 2002, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2008, 2009, 2012, 2015, 2018
High resolution imagery for 2015, 2017, 2018
High resolution imagery for 2005 and 2016 (both years include a near-infrared band)
MN County Parcels
U-Spatial has an agreement with MnGeo to provide county parcel data that they collect directly to the University of Minnesota system community for research, teaching, administration, and outreach. If you are interested in obtaining MN parcel data, please fill out this form to request access to the secure storage location. Please contact the U-Spatial Help Desk with any questions.
Borchert Map Library
The Borchert Map Library is a great place to look for geospatial data. Staff curate and maintain access to a variety of geospatial datasets that include historical scanned maps, plat maps, aerial photographs, access to licensed databases containing thousands of geospatial layers, and other tools for finding data such as the Big Ten Academic Alliance Geoportal.