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GLO Historic Plat Map

Retrieval System


Saving and Ordering Instructions

A copy of each digital Public Land Survey plat map accessible through this site can be downloaded and saved to your computer.
  • Download to your local computer

To save the image locally on your computer, click the link in the "download" section of the image selection table
(available by searching the collection).

A dialogue box will open asking you to open or save - choose save and browse to a location on your computer where you want to save the image - then press "save".  Once the image has been downloaded to your computer, you can click on the file and it will open automatically, provided you have Adobe Acrobat Reader installed on your computer.

  • Digital Copies
    GLO DVD map
    Copies of the digital maps are now available on DVDs. Each DVD contains low (200 dpi) and high (600 dpi) resolution images in JPG (non-georeferenced) and PDF formats, metadata and other supporting documentation. Images are grouped by county for each Association of Minnesota Counties district shown at the right; a total of 15 DVDs for statewide coverage. For more information and pricing, contact:

    Norman Anderson
    Minnesota Geospatial Information Office
    658 Cedar Street, Room 300
    St. Paul, MN 55155
    651-201-2483 (phone)
  • Printed Copies

If you require a printed copy of a plat map either:
(1) print directly from the Adobe Acrobat Reader program - the maps are approximately 20 x 22 inches
(2) download and bring a copy of the digital file to a commercial printer
(3) contact the Minnesota Historical Society Library:

Minnesota Historical Society Library
345 Kellogg Blvd. W
St. Paul, MN 55102
Phone: 651-259-3300
Fax: 651-297-7436

For library hours, see: