Centerline Collaborative

  Overview                                
The Metro Regional Centerline Collaborative (MRCC) is a joint collaborative project involving the technical and managerial GIS staff from the Seven Metropolitan Counties (Anoka, Carver, Dakota, Hennepin, Ramsey, Scott and Washington), the Metropolitan Emergency Services Board and the Metropolitan Council to develop a road centerline data model and dataset to meet the core business needs of local governments and regional interests. The MRCC has been in actively working since May 2014 to document core business needs among the partners. Hennepin County staff has provided project management, coordination and continuity to the collaborative.

  Goal of the Project                  
The goal of the MRCC is to facilitate the creation and sustained maintenance of an authoritatively (locally) sourced road centerline dataset that can be used to meet the needs of local, regional and state partner agencies.  Over the course of 2014, the MRCC has documented the specific business needs of the participating partners and developed a draft data model to meet those expressed needs.

  Need for Project                     
At present, there is no authoritatively-sourced, inter-jurisdictional, publicly available road data solution that meets the core business needs of 
local, regional and state agencies.  This project represents an effort to develop and sustain this much needed geospatial data resource.

  What are the core uses of this dataset?  
The needs that this data model/dataset are intended to satisfy include:

  • Vehicular routing;
  • Address geocoding (the model will contain both assigned and theoretical ranges);
  • Next Generation 911 call routing and location validation;
  • Emergency services dispatching;
  • Support of linear referencing system use;
  • Cartographic representation of road features;


  Project Contacts 

 Project Manager
 Ann Houghton, Hennepin County
 ann.houghton@hennepin.us

 Design Team Lead
 Matt Koukol, Ramsey County
 matt.koukol@co.ramsey.mn.us

 Implementation & Communications Team
 Geoff Maas, MetroGIS

 geoffrey.maas@metc.state.mn.us

 

 



 

Downloads & Resources

 MRCC Dataset Release Date  

The MRCC partners anticipate publishing a first version of the centerline dataset in early 2017.

The
MRCC Build Team convened on Thursday, January 19, 2017 (12:30 pm - 3:30 pm) to address specific technical issues, to add values to existing domains as needed and revise the project timeline accordingly.


The MRCC Core Team (Leadership Team) will convene on February 23, 2017 to confirm the final schema changes.

When published, the dataset will be available from the Minnesota Geospatial Commons.

Please email Geoff Maas if you have questions about the availability of the MRCC Road Centerline Dataset
geoffrey.maas@metc.state.mn.us


  "Second Build" Resources  

Download the

MRCC Data Spec (Version 1.5+)
(XML document)
Revised on January 19, 2017
Pending Approval on February 23, 2017


Download the
MRCC XML Schema (Version 1.5+)
(XML document)
(To be published on February 24, 2017 after approval of the MRCC Core Team)

Download the
Emergency Service Zone Discrepancy White Paper
(6 page PDF document)

Drafted by Ramsey County
Originally published February 29, 2016


Download the
'Second Build' Project Timeline
(1 page PDF document)

Updated August 11, 2016


 Milestone Meeting 02/29/16

Download the
Meeting Agenda and Packet
Published:  February 19, 2016


  Pre-First Build Sample Data  

Download the
Sample Dataset (Version 1.3)

Published: August 25, 2015
(Archive; Includes disclaimer and metadata)


  Resources 

Download the
MRCC 'First Build' Project Charter

Published August 4, 2015
(7 page PDF Document)

Download the
MRCC Project Summary Document - Version 2.0
Published July 7, 2015
(6 page PDF Document)


Download the
MRCC Planarization & Routing Guide - Version 1.0
Published: July 8, 2015
(10 page PDF Document)

Download the
MRCC Work Flow Chart
Version 1.1

Published: August 4, 2015
(1 page PDF Document [graphic])


Download the
County Boundary
Edge-Matching Guide

Published: August 4, 2015
(1 page PDF Document)


  Provide Feedback 

Provide Feedback (via email)

  Survey Results Document 

Download the

MRCC Stakeholder Input Report
Published May 1, 2015
(16 page PDF Document)