Extent of available data.
This data layer indicates the location of Rail Line infrastructure. It was developed by the Minnesota Department of Transportation. Originally developed at the 1:24,000 scale, it is suitable for regional-level planning. There are some gaps in the line work and a lack of connectivity information that makes it unsuitable for fine-scale work or for routing applications. Many industries are dependent on rail transportation to get their products to market or deliver the raw materials they need. Access to this vital transportation link can be a primary consideration for many businesses.