Minneapolis Topographic Map

The most detailed topographic map of Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Locate, create and collaborate on high-resolution topographic maps using Equator.

MinneapolisTopography
Minneapolis Contours

Topographic Maps for Professionals

Minneapolis topographic maps, accessible in Equator, is used by infrastructure design professionals such as:

  • Planners
  • Architects
  • Civil Engineers
  • Flood Analysts
  • Construction Professionals
  • Landscape Designers

What can I do with the topographic map?

The Minneapolis topographic map can be used for a variety of tasks, including:

  • Viewing 3D surfaces from built-in LiDAR
  • Generating contours
  • Sourcing and view LiDAR point clouds
  • Cutting cross sections on the fly
  • Extracting elevation data
  • Creating markups, labels and figures
  • Link sharing data
Fort Snelling State Park Cross Section
Minneapolis LiDAR Target Field

Where does the topographic data come from?

The Minneapolis topographic data is sourced from the United States Geological Survey (USGS), specifically their 3D Elevation Program (3DEP). You can read more about the 3DEP here. In general, built-in Minneapolis elevation data is sourced from a library of airborne LiDAR surveys that are managed by the USGS, and connected to Equator for ease of access.

Can I extract contours?

Yes! Contours can be extracted from the Minneapolis topographic map at the resolution of your choosing. Contours can be exported to a variety of formats including shapefile (.shp) and drawing (.dxf). In addition, digital elevation models (DEMs) are also available.

How do I bring contours into Civil 3D?

Contours can be opened in AutoDesk Civil3D (or similar) simply by opening an dxf file or shapefile exported from Equator. This tutorial explains how to create a 3D surface in Civil 3D directly from a shapefile.

Screenshot of Civil3D showing a park in Toronto

Why should I use Equator to access Minneapolis Topography?

Equator allows users to access local LiDAR surveys to the best available resolution.  Experience 3D topography in high-resolution, unlike ever before.

  • Revolutionary 3D platform for viewing data

  • Most detailed online map of Minneapolis topography, accessible on a globe

  • Easily extract the data you need

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