Enhanced Coordination of Cadastral Information

Any Minnesota Department of Transportation (Mn/DOT) project conducted by Mn/DOT that impacts property owners requires the coordination of cadastral (land ownership) and highway right-of-way information. The timely and accurate identification sharing and coordination of cadastral information is the basis for well-managed highway projects. Mn/DOT has already taken a step towards improving coordination between Mn/DOT offices and other government agencies with the State Parcel Map Inventory (SPMI), a resource with information about the status and accuracy of cadastral information in 87 Minnesota counties. Government agencies have seen the potential in the SPMI to better optimize data development and exchange through the use of GIS technologies. The findings of this project suggest that the SPMI is a starting point for helping coordination, but more targeted efforts are called for. Considering the heterogeneity of local government, individual relationships between organizational staff are crucial to overcoming institutional and technical obstacles.

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    University of Minnesota, Twin Cities

    Department of Geography, 267 19th Avenue South
    Minneapolis, MN  United States  55455

    Minnesota Department of Transportation

    Research Services Section, 395 John Ireland Boulevard, Mail Stop 330
    St Paul, MN  United States  55155
  • Authors:
    • Harvey, Francis
  • Publication Date: 2005-9


  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Web
  • Edition: Final Report
  • Features: Appendices; Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 60p

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01013274
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: MN/RC - 2005-36
  • Contract Numbers: (c) 81655 (wo) 122
  • Created Date: Dec 1 2005 3:38PM