MetroGIS maintained the DataFinder as a geospatial data repository for the Minneapolis-St. Paul Metropolitan Area from Spring of 1998 until its retirement on December 15, 2015.
Key features of the MetroGIS DataFinder included:
Downloadable spatial datasets;
Web Mapping Services (WMS);
Café application for online data browsing;
DataFinder served as a registered NSDI Clearinghouse node
All geospatial data previous available on the DataFinder (including data produced by the Metropolitan Council and regionally-assembled datasets under the aegis of MetroGIS) are now available from the Minnesota Geospatial Commons
The Metropolitan Council retains 'DataFinder' as a registered service mark (SM)
and the 'datafinder.org' domain name.