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MinnPost Data/Toolbox

This repo contains data that MinnPost uses often in data projects. Most of the data is specific to Minnesota.

Data stores

Places to find data.

Minesota

National

International

Helpful Tools

Some helpful tools for working with data:

Working with Minnesota Data

GIS Projections

Minnesota geospatial data often comes in the following projection. This information should be available with Shapefiles.

  • SRID: 26915 (included in PostGIS)
  • WKT Projection: ``` GEOGCS["GCS_North_American_1983",DATUM["D_North_American_1983",SPHEROID["GRS_1980",6378137,298.257222101]],PRIMEM["Greenwich",0],UNIT["Degree",0.017453292519943295]],PROJECTION["Transverse_Mercator"],PARAMETER["False_Easting",500000],PARAMETER["False_Northing",0],PARAMETER["Central_Meridian",-93],PARAMETER["Scale_Factor",0.9996],PARAMETER["Latitude_Of_Origin",0],UNIT["Meter",1]]
- OGR: ```+proj=utm +zone=15 +ellps=GRS80 +datum=NAD83 +units=m```
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