Elevation Data for Minnesota

This first-stop information website provides an overview of major elevation GIS datasets, maps, and general information available for Minnesota.

Click on the navigation links at the top of each page to move within these sections of the site:

  • LiDAR: Current technology for collecting high resolution elevation data
  • Raster Data/Shaded Relief: Sources of grid cell data, including shaded relief graphics
  • Contour/Point Data: Sources of line and point data
  • Topo Maps: USGS topographic maps, both printed and digital; quadrangle codes and boundaries
  • General Info: Inventories of existing and planned data; groups working to improve elevation data; standards

For bathymetry (water depth) data, see the Surface Water - Lakes webpage.

Hover your mouse over graphics to see titles and source credits.


Contact and update information

The information on these webpages represents MnGeo's most up-to-date understanding of elevation data for Minnesota. If you know of other publicly available elevation information sources, please let us know:  gisinfo.mngeo@state.mn.us
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