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All data is in Clay County coordinates are in feet.
Data schemas used in our primary feature data sets are available below:
Minnesota Geospatial Standards are followed when possible for data schemas.
Clay County uses the Fargo-Moorhead Metropolitan Council of Governments (MetroCOG) layering scheme for all AutoCAD® files.
Files are named with a description of the project and an 8 digit date within the file name. (Example: Courthouse 3rd Addition 20230715.dwg - submitted on 15 July 2023)
Files are in either AutoDesk's AutoCAD® format, ESRI shape file format, or in an ESRI file geodatabase.
Clay County is a member of the GEODEC. View the GEODEC Metropolitan Data Specifications Handbook (PDF).
The GEODEC has put together specifications for data creation. These specifications cover 3 subjects:
Free and Open GIS Data Resolution (PDF)
Clay County has adopted standards for use with addresses. View the Clay County addressing standards webpage for details.