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Nodes The GeoGateway links to a network of data sources called nodes. Each node is an independent data provider that offers detailed descriptions (metadata) of the geographic data it supports. Select one or more nodes to search.
Keywords Enter keywords or phrases to search for matches in metadata. Search entire metadata records or specific fields using the "Located in Field" list. Specify whether all keywords must match or if any is sufficient.
Location You have the option of searching for data by specific geographic area. Select from "Search within Minnesota" or "Search by neighboring regions" or draw an area on the map.
Time Period You have the option of searching for data by time period. Search for data representing conditions before, after, or equal to a certain date, or search a range of dates.
View Search Parameters Preview your search parameters. Print them out using your browser's print command, launch your search now, or return to any of the options to make changes.
Welcome Welcome to the GeoGateway . . . . . a tool to help you quickly search for geographic data about Minnesota and its neighboring regions.

Select one or more of these data sources:

Match metadata on of the following keywords:


Located in Field

Search by geographic area. Choose one of the options below:>

Search within Minnesota

Search by neighboring regions

Select from a map
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You have selected a geographic region bounded by these latitude & longitude values:

Search by date. Choose one of the options below:

Search by dates

Search by dates from to

Minnesota Geographic Data Clearinghouse

You have selected the following search parameters:


Time Period:


The GeoGateway lets you customize your search in four different areas:

The GeoGateway search returns titles of data sets that match your selection criteria. Each title links you to a detailed description of the data, called metadata, which includes the most important facts about the data and information on how to obtain a copy. Data often can be downloaded directly through the metadata.

To begin, click on the Nodes tab and set your search criteria. Review your work anytime by clicking on the View/Print tab.

This search engine is powered by PHP and YAZ.

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