GIS open data
GIS (geographic information systems) data is available to the public free of charge and without need for a license.
The new GIS open data site provides enhanced options for accessing, exploring and downloading all of the county's open datasets. Some of the larger and more commonly requested datasets are also available for download below.
If downloading GIS data from the drawers below, it will be necessary to have GIS or comparable mapping software installed on your computer that can read GIS data in shapefile format. For users that do not have GIS software but wish to view spatial data, the Hennepin County GIS Office also provides various interactive mapping applications.