Metadata: Scenic Byways in Minnesota

Scenic Byways in Minnesota

This page last updated: 2022-08-23
Metadata created using Minnesota Geographic Metadata Guidelines

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  1. Overview
  2. Data Quality
  3. Data Organization
  4. Coordinate System
  5. Attributes
  6. Distribution - Get Data
  7. Metadata Reference

Section 1: Overview

Originator:Minnesota Department of Transportation

Title: Scenic Byways in Minnesota

Abstract: Scenic byway represents road centerlines for all public roads within the State of Minnesota which are designated as scenic byways in a state statute. The roads are attributed with information based on their designated route.

Purpose: Scenic byway was developed to fill a need at MnDOT for a continuous, statewide GIS base map of the Scenic Byways of the State.

Time Period of Content Date: 2020-12-31

Currentness Reference: Data is complete through end of construction for date referenced. Construction subsequent to said date is in process to being entered and may or may not be included.

Progress: Complete

Maintenance and Update Frequency: As needed

Spatial Extent of Data: State of Minnesota

Bounding Coordinates: -97.508970

Place Keywords: Minnesota

Theme Keywords: Linear Referencing System, LRS, Scenic, Byway, Tourism, Route, and Road

Theme Keyword Thesaurus: ISO 19115 Topic Category

Access Constraints: None.

Use Constraints: By accepting this data, the user agrees not to transmit this data or provide access to it or any part of it to another party or the public unless the user shall include with the data a copy of the disclaimer. The disclaimer can be found in Section 6 of this document (Distribution Liability).

Contact Person Information: Holly Slagle, State Program Administrator Intermediate
Minnesota Department of Transportation
395 John Ireland Blvd.
Saint Paul, MN  55155
Phone: 651-366-3623
Fax: 651-366-3603

Browse Graphic: None available

Associated Data Sets:

Section 2: Data Quality

Attribute Accuracy:

Logical Consistency:


Horizontal Positional Accuracy: Location accuracy for features derived from USGS 7.5-minute quadrangles cannot be assumed to exceed National Map Accuracy Standards for 1:24,000 scale maps (+/- 40 feet or 12 meters). Accuracy of updates based on imagery is dependent on the resolution of the imagery used. Imagery used for updates would represent the best imagery available at the time of the update.

Vertical Positional Accuracy: N/A

Lineage: Originally coded in the legacy Transportation Information System (TIS) and migrated into the new Linear Referencing System (LRS). Data created from local authority notes, review of online data sources, construction plans and video log.

Section 3: Spatial Data Organization (not used in this metadata)

Section 4: Coordinate System

Horizontal Coordinate Scheme: Universal Transverse Mercator

UTM Zone Number: 15

Horizontal Datum: NAD83

Horizontal Units: meters

Vertical Datum:

Vertical Units:

Depth Datum:

Depth Units:

Section 5: Attributes


Detailed Citation:

Table Detail:
Scenic Byway NM
Field NameValid ValuesDefinitionDefinition Source
Beginning measure of the feature
End measure of the feature
Unique ID for each record
The Route ID for the LRS will be a unique ID for a route within a jurisdiction. This field is filled in with the following data entry mask: SSGGGGGGGGGGNNNNAD. The SS portion is a 2- character code indicating the jurisdiction of the ownership of the route (Ex. '01' = Interstate, '02' = U.S. Highway, '07' = County Road). The GGGGGGGGGG portion is the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS) ID for the jurisdiction of the route in the case of a trunk highway route it will be all zeros. The NNNN portion is for the actual designated route number. The A portion is an alpha for all routes; for routes such as I35E it will contain the letter at the end of the route 'number', and for all other routes it will be the dash character “-“. The D portion indicates whether the routes direction of travel is 'I'ncreasing with mileage or 'D'ecreasing.

Section 6: Distribution

Publisher: Minnesota Department of Transportation

Publication Date: 2022-08-23

Contact Person Information: Peter Morey, Roadway Data and Support Section Director
Minnesota Department of Transportation
395 John Ireland Blvd.
Saint Paul, MN  55155
Phone: 651-366-3872
Fax: 651-366-3886

Distributor's Data Set Identifier: Scenic Byway


Ordering Instructions: The data may be requested from the Contact person listed in the metadata.

Online Linkage: I AGREE to the notice in "Distribution Liability" above. Clicking to agree will either begin the download process, link to a service, or provide more instructions. See "Ordering Instructions" above for details.

Section 7: Metadata Reference

Metadata Date: 2022-08-23

Contact Person Information: Kyle House, Research Analyst Intermediate
Minnesota Department of Transportation
395 John Ireland Blvd.
Saint Paul, MN  55155
Phone: 651-366-3873
Fax: 651-366-3886

Metadata Standard Name: Minnesota Geographic Metadata Guidelines

Metadata Standard Version: 1.2

This page last updated: 2022-08-23
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