Land Use

Using the Forest Information Needs Assessment report as a guide, detailed metadata records have been developed for many of the key forest information databases identified by the workshop participants.  These metadata records were created using the Minnesota Geographic Metadata Guidelines, developed by the GIS Standards Committee of the Minnesota Governor's Council on Geographic Information.  Some of these metadata records have an online linkage to the database, allowing the data user to automatically retrieve the data free of charge.  This initial inventory of metadata records is the result of a continuing effort to document forest information databases throughout the State of Minnesota.