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GIS Data

Aerial Imagery

In the spring of 2019, with support of the Lake County Sheriff’s Office, Lake County contracted with Sanborn Map Company to fly and capture aerial imagery of all land within the county (including the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness). This imagery is now available for public GIS use via WMTS link. Three-inch (7 cm) resolution imagery is available along the Lake Superiror shore while the rest of the county is photographed at six-inch (15 cm) resolution—all imagery is natural color, leaf-off.

Publicly Available GIS Data

The Minnesota Geospatial Commons, provided by State of Minnesota, is a central repository for GIS data available to the public. Lake County houses up-to-date GIS data there; please click on the link below to access:

Minnesota Geospatial Commons

Request GIS Data Online

To request a specific GIS dataset, please click the link below to make the request online:

Lake County GIS Data Online Request Form

Request GIS Data via Email or Mail

To request data via email or postal mail, please read and fill out the PDF form linked below:

These request form(s) are for GIS data only; not for printed maps, general property or ownership information, tax data, recorded documents, or other data products.

Email the completed form to:

Alternatively, you may mail the completed form to:

Lake County
Information Technology Department
601 Third Avenue
Two Harbors, MN 55616

Land Ownership Information

If you require land ownership information, public access to these data is provided by the Lake County Auditor’s office and may be accessed at Please note: Lake County GIS staff does not manage these data or this website, please refer to the contact information on the website for any questions.


By requesting and/or using county-provided maps and/or data, you agree to the following:

Map and/or data is public domain in accordance with Section 466.03, subdivision 21 of Minnesota State Statute.

Map and/or data not appropriate for use in establishment of property boundaries, in property descriptions, or for any legal purposes; not appropriate for navigation; not for use by third parties.

Lake County, MN makes no representation or warranties, expressed or implied, with respect to the use or reuse of the map and/or data provided herewith, regardless of format or the means of transmission. Map and/or data provided “as is”; with no guarantee or representation of accuracy, currency, suitability, performance, merchantability, reliability, or fitness for any particular purpose. Lake County, MN shall not be liable for any direct, indirect, special, incidental, compensatory, or consequential damages or third party claims that result from the use of this map and/or data, even if Lake County, MN has been advised of the possibility of potential loss or damage. This map and/or data may not be used in states that do not allow this exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages.


Lake County provides all GIS data via data transmission (download via link, email attachment, etc.) free of charge. Lake County reserves the right to charge a fee for any request that may need additional staff time or use county resources. Fees, if necessary, will be presented for review before any request is fulfilled.

Email to learn more about Lake County’s GIS program