MetroGIS DataFinder

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:

  • Standardized metadata;
  • Downloadable spatial datasets;
  • Web Mapping Services (WMS);
  • CafĂ© 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 '' domain name.