Poster Presentation C Thursday, 5:00 – 6:00 pm C Edmund Fitzgerald Exhibit Hall
State Standard for Coding Cities and Townships in Minnesota
230 East 5th Street
St. Paul, MN 55101
Minnesota Planning Land Management Information Center
300 Centennial Building
658 Cedar Street
St. Paul, MN 55155
Why should I look at this poster?
Many GIS professionals deal with data related to
cities and townships in Minnesota. Being aware of a new proposed state standard
for city and township IDs will allow those professionals to more easily share
data with others in their organization and with other organizations. Handouts
describing the standard will be available during the poster session. Information
on links to resources to help use the standard, including a downloadable table
that links the ID with the city or township name, the county and other popular
city and township coding schemes, will also be available.
What is the standard?
Numeric Codes for the Identification of Cities,
Townships & Unorganized Territories in Minnesota is (at the time this
abstract was written) a proposed state standard based on a well-used federal
standard. The city, township and unorganized territory codes that make up this
standard comprise a subset of the Federal Information Processing Standard
Publication 55-3 (FIPS PUB 55-3) that covers the state of Minnesota. This
standard includes five-digit place codes that represent all cities, townships
and unorganized territories.
This code is part of a federal standard designed to nest with FIPS county codes and state codes, both of which are also approved state standards in Minnesota.