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:
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;
Ann Houghton, Hennepin County
Design Team Lead
Matt Koukol, Ramsey County
Implementation & Communications Team
Geoff Maas, MetroGIS