Metadata: Minnesota Snowmobile Trails, 2021-2022 season

Minnesota Snowmobile Trails, 2021-2022 season

This page last updated: 05/19/2022
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 Natural Resources (DNR) - Parks and Trails

Title: Minnesota Snowmobile Trails, 2021-2022 season

Abstract: This layer shows all of the current snowmobile trails open to the public in Minnesota, regardless of funding source.

Purpose: This shapefile represents the state monitored snowmobiling opportunities, including trails within state parks, state forests and other state owned lands. The data also shows snowmobile trails funded through the Grant-In-Aid Snowmobile system.

Time Period of Content Date: 02/22/2024

Currentness Reference: Time Period of Content date indicates the date which the user can be confident of accuracy and completeness of the dataset. Collected via GPS equipment or aerial photo referenced and reviewed by regional staff.

Progress: Complete

Maintenance and Update Frequency: Annually

Spatial Extent of Data:

Bounding Coordinates: -97.23

Place Keywords: Minnesota, statewide

Theme Keywords: trail, snowmobile, transportation

Theme Keyword Thesaurus:

Access Constraints: Open to public use, no restrictions.

Use Constraints: Specific Constraint - This dataset is not to be used for navigation and is a reference layer only.

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

Browse Graphic: Click to view a data sample.

Associated Data Sets: Snowmobile Interactive Mapping DNR web site
Snowmobile GPS Product, Garmin IMG file and KML file.
Snowmobile trail cahnge point file

Section 2: Data Quality

Attribute Accuracy: HUD data source +-61 meters (roughly 200 feet)
GPS data source +-3 meters (roughly 9 feet)

Logical Consistency: Data have been checked for consistency using ArcGIS 10 tools. Tests of Valid Values, General Tests for Graphic Data, Specific Topological Tests.

Completeness: Complete statewide.

Horizontal Positional Accuracy: Data Source -
HUD = 1:100,000 to 1:2400
GPS = +- 3 meters

Vertical Positional Accuracy: Not Applicable

Lineage: The original line data was gathered from the interpretation of snowmobile trails drawn on the MNDOT County map sheet series, roughly 1:190000. With every advancing year the data has been corrected through better attention to detail, GPS data and geoprocessing tools.

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

Section 4: Coordinate System

Horizontal Coordinate Scheme: Universal Transverse Mercator

UTM Zone Number: 15N

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: Snowmobile attribute data providing trail number, name, total number of miles and the entity that maintains the trail.

Detailed Citation:

Table Detail:
trans_snowmobile_trails_mn.gdb\snowmobile_trails_mn - Within this attribute table is the trail number, trail name, and trail administrator name for the 2012-2013 Minnesota Snowmobile Trail System. Field names below refer to the actual names of fields in the attribute table; displayed field names (aliases) are defined in the field definition where applicable.
Field NameValid ValuesDefinitionDefinition Source
Holds the geometry for the feature.
Field alias: Trail Number. Unique snowmobile trail number and associated to applied GIA contract.
Field alias: Trail Name. Name of snowmobile trail.
Field alias: Miles. Length of trail in miles.
Field alias: Trail Administrator. Snowmobile club that administers the trail.
Length of line feature in meters.
System-assigned unique identifier.

Section 6: Distribution

Publisher: Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR)

Publication Date: 2012-2013

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: trans_snowmobile_trails_mn.gdb\snowmobile_trails_mn

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: 05/19/2022

Contact Person Information: Dave Lonetti, IT Specialist
Minnesota DNR - Parks and Trails, Information Systems Team
500 Lafayette Rd
Saint Paul, MN  55155
Phone: 651-259-5623

Metadata Standard Name: Minnesota Geographic Metadata Guidelines

Metadata Standard Version: 1.2

This page last updated: 05/19/2022
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