Coastal Data Index

The Coastal GIS website provides data to those who live and work in and around the Coastal Program Boundary. We have arranged the data in two spatial extents. Please read the descriptions of these areas below to help you decide what information will best fit your needs. The projection information for all of the data found on this website is the Standard Projection for Minnesota, unless mentioned otherwise in the metadata.

Horizontal Coordinate Scheme: UTM
Ellipsoid: GRS1980
Horizontal Datum: NAD 83
Units/Resolution: Meters
UTM Zone: 15

All of the data are provided as shapefiles and are zipped using the winzip.exe program. Click link below to access the download page for each data type:

 

Graphic of NE Minnesota's North Shore of Lake Superior with the Coastal Program Boundary delineated in pink.

Coastal Program Boundary:  The data is clipped to the Coastal Program Boundary. These files would be best if you are interested in information that only affects the area within the Coastal Program Boundary. The file sizes are small.

Graphic of NE Minnesota's North Shore of Lake Superior with the Lake Superior Basin delineated in blue.

Lake Superior Basin: This data is clipped to the Lake Superior Basin Boundary. These files would be best if you are interested in information that affects the entire area the drains into Lake Superior. These files are the largest on the website.

Yellow map of NE Minnesota with counties delineated and named

County: This data is clipped to each individual county in Minnesota: Aitkin, Carlton, Cook, Itasca, Lake, Pine, and St. Louis. Use theses files if you are interested in information that affects one individual county. Some of these files are large, based on the size of the county.