Metadata: DNR Hydrography Dataset

DNR Hydrography Dataset

This page last updated: 03/21/2019
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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:DNR Division of Fish & Wildlife - Fisheries Unit

Title: DNR Hydrography Dataset

Abstract: The DNR Hydrography Dataset is the centralized SDE data storage for master versions of DNR hydrographic spatial features (effective 2012). It includes the authoritative versions of the following statewide feature classes:

The DNR Hydrography Dataset is a collection of the "best available" DNR spatial features representing MN surficial hydrology. These features originate from multiple sources representing a range of scales and accuracies. All feature classes are (will eventually be) topologically related and will function as an integrated set of statewide features. Most DNR hydro-related layers are (will eventually be) derived from this central data storage so that master features may be edited once and then remain synchronized among all derived layers.

NOTE: The DNR Hydrography dataset replaces the older DNR 24K and DNR 100K data layers, including those derived layers listed below. Users should discontinue use of these older layers.

100K: dnr_100k_hydro_area_features, dnr_100k_hydro_stream_centerlines, lake_dnrpy2, wetl_dnrpy2, strm_usgsln2
24K: dnr_24k_lakes_and_open_water, dnr_24k_rivers_and_streams, dnr_24k_perennial_stream, lake_openwpy3, strm_baseln3, strm_pwiln3

Purpose: To provide a comprehensive, statewide hydrography layer which serves as the base GIS layer for all DNR business needs, including mapping, analysis, reporting, statuatory responsibilities, etc. Examples of uses are regional hydrographic modeling/analysis, basemapping, limnological studies, and linkage to Fisheries data.

Time Period of Content Date: 05/16/2024

Currentness Reference: Time Period of Content date indicates the date which the user can be confident of accuracy and completeness of the dataset. Re-delineations and edits are frequent and occur as needed. See the attributes of individual feature classes for descriptions and dates of edits. Data updates and changes are reviewed and addressed by the DNR Geospatial Water Resources Team Data Stewards. The Geospatial Water Resources Team page can be found here:

Progress: Complete

Maintenance and Update Frequency: As needed

Spatial Extent of Data: Statewide

Bounding Coordinates: -97.23

Place Keywords: Minnesota, border waters

Theme Keywords: Hydrography, Water, Lakes, Wetlands, inlandWaters, surficial hydrology, streams, rivers, hydrologic points of interest

Theme Keyword Thesaurus:

Access Constraints: None

Use Constraints: None

Contact Person Information: Lyn Bergquist, GIS Data Contact
Minnesota DNR - Fisheries Unit
500 Lafayette Rd
Saint Paul, MN  55155
Phone: 651-259-5189

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Associated Data Sets: See Abstract (above)

Section 2: Data Quality

Attribute Accuracy:

Logical Consistency:

Completeness: Data exist statewide.

Horizontal Positional Accuracy: Horizontal positional accuracy is based on accuracy of the native datasets. Some features have been re-delineated by on-screen digitizing using DOQs and FSA imagery at scales of ~ 1:2000 - 1:5000.

Vertical Positional Accuracy: N/A

Lineage: See LINEAGE of individual feature classes.

Source Scale: Source layer wetl_dnrpy2: 100000

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: not applicable

Vertical Units: Not Applicable

Depth Datum: not applicable

Depth Units: Not Applicable

Section 5: Attributes

Overview: See ATTRIBUTES of individual feature classes.

Detailed Citation:

Table Detail:

Section 6: Distribution

Publisher: Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR)

Publication Date: 09/20/2012

Contact Person Information: Zeb Thomas, GIS Data Systems Coordinator
Minnesota Department of Natural Resources
500 Lafayette Rd
Saint Paul, MN  55155
Phone: 651-259-5637

Distributor's Data Set Identifier: water_dnr_hydrography.gdb

Distribution Liability: The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources General Geographic Data License Agreement is online:

Ordering Instructions: Please visit the download page for this dataset on the Minnesota Geospatial Commons website using the web link below (Online Linkage).

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: 03/21/2019

Contact Person Information: Lyn Bergquist, GIS Data Contact
Minnesota DNR - Fisheries Unit
500 Lafayette Rd
Saint Paul, MN  55155
Phone: 651-259-5189

Metadata Standard Name: Minnesota Geographic Metadata Guidelines

Metadata Standard Version: 1.2

This page last updated: 03/21/2019
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